There are basically two ways to mount the face of an image to acrylic. The most common (and affordable) way is to face-mount it with clear double-sided adhesive. This technique was developed to rival Diasec® but has many disadvantages as discussed below.
Developed in 1969, the more durable Diasec® method was patented which meant that only limited licences were made available and that the materials were manufactured under licence only. After the patent expired, surrogate processes became available. One such alternative to Diasec® is DiaMount®, a process developed in Denmark by Peter Wolff.
The innovative DiaMount® process is now also available from Art of Print in South Africa, the only framing company in Africa (and the Southern Hemisphere) that has been awarded the exclusive license to mount works with the patented DiaMount® process.