DiaMount® is silicone face-mounting method that renders beautifully adding exquisite depth to the artwork. It offers a modern contemporary feel whereby the artwork seems to be floating on the wall, setting the benchmark across museums and galleries worldwide. Art of Print has been awarded the exclusive licence in Africa to mount works with this process.

It is manufactured using 3mm Plexiglas®, to which the image is face-mounted. Once the image has rested, it is then backed by a rigid aluminium composite material (ACM), encapsulating the print in an airtight sandwich. Plexiglas Gallery® offers UV protection of up to 99.7% making it one of the best UV blockers among glazing materials and therefore complies with the highest conservation requirements. A DiaMount® is thus able to resist changes in temperature and humidity preserving the artwork for over 30 years. We offer this product in both a matte or a gloss finish.

Photo by Andre Badenhorst in matt DiaMount® silicone face-mounting.
Photo by Andre Badenhorst in matt DiaMount® silicone face-mounting.

A portrait of Haddad Viljoen by Andre Badenhorst printed on matte DiaMount®.

No surface glare

DiaMount® that is faced with non-reflective acrylic has a similar structure than a photograph with a matte finish. This matte appearance incorporates a UV inhibitor that keeps away the reflections that you would experience with a gloss Plexiglass® artwork hanging opposite a window section.

Softer contrast

The matte finish artwork’s contrast is also slightly softer than that of a gloss DiaMount® and therefore works well with portraiture. The softness of the finish can make skin tones feel realistic, delivering a high-resolution viewing experience.

Photo by Andre Badenhorst in matt DiaMount® silicone face-mounting.
Photo of Haddad Viljoen by Andre Badenhorst Photography
Photo of Haddad Viljoen by Andre Badenhorst Photography

A matte DiaMount® eliminates reflection, thus suited to a wide range of lighting conditions.

Suited to a wide range of fine art papers

Fine art papers that can be used include all papers in the Art of Print fine art range, for example:

  • Ilford Galerie Fine Art Textured Silk
  • Ilford Galerie Smooth Cotton Rag
  • Ilford Galerie Gold Fibre Gloss
  • Epson Enhanced Matte

The price of a DiaMount® includes an aluminium sub-frame for easy hanging; however, it excludes the fine art print. The DiaMount® mounted artwork can also be fitted into a frame.

Contact an Art of Print consultant to discuss your preferences.