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Mounting Systems

Mounting Systems should be used only for reproductions and commercial artwork, such as posters or maps, where conservation is not a priority.

If an original piece of artwork is permanently mounted, it will adversely affect its value. Mounting will hurt the value even of collectible reproductions, such as movie posters.

Cold Mounting uses a wet adhesive that is not water soluble and drys or cures at room temperature. This allows for mounting without an expensive heat press. However, the process is messier and more time consuming, and some artwork may be affected by the adhesive. The mounted piece is not available immediately. Do not allow the adhesive to contact the artwork itself.


Dry Mounting uses a heat activated adhesive to permanently afix a piece to a sturdy support, such as foamboard. Once a piece is dry mounted, it cannot be removed. Dry mounting should be used only for reproductions and commercial artwork, where conservation is not a priority.


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  • Dick Blick Art Materials
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  • P.O. Box 1267
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  • Galesburg, IL 61402-1267
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  • Toll-free Phone (800) 828-4548

  • International Phone +1-309-343-6181 ext. 5402
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  • Fax (800) 621-8293

Dick Blick Art Materials®, Blick®, Blick Studio®, and Artists Pick Blick® are registered trademarks of Dick Blick Holdings Inc. © Copyright 1999-2017 Dick Blick Holdings Inc. All rights reserved.

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