We recommend, wherever possible, using a cold lamination system. We suggest that you do not use dry mounting tissue, where the heat of the press will potentially cause some damage to the print. A safer option is to use dry mounting film, as this reduces the temperature of the press and thus substantially reduces the risk of possible damage.
Whenever mounting film is used, a maximum temperature for the press of 75 degrees Fahrenheit or below is preferable.
Coatings & Gels may affect the print surface. We always advise testing to clients on a small corner of a print, to ensure the proposed treatment is compatible with the prints. If our paper is not compatible with the preferred choice of coating or gel, we are happy to provide samples of alternative paper.
Finally, it is advised not to place giclées tight to glass. It is advisable to use a mount (mat) or some form of box framing to allow a small space between the giclée print and the glass. If glass has to be used tight to the image, then we recommend a diffused glass with the print to the rougher side of the glass. This can help prevent the well known ‘wet effect’ that can occur between the glass and the print.