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Old Sep 21, 2006, 9:53 PM   #1
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I've been mounting larger prints (13x19) on black foamcore, cause I like the look of simple, frameless prints. The problem is, that at that size, the foamcore won't stay flat!

What should I be doing to solve that? Will thicker foamcore work, like 1/2", or do I need to use something else.

Help please!....any suggestions will be greatly appriciated!
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Old Sep 21, 2006, 10:26 PM   #2
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I had some 16x20 prints mounted on Sintra. It is a PVC type product that is much stronger and lays flatter than foam core. Now that I've told you all of that, I have no idea where you can get it. The lab I took my prints to outsourced the mounting, so I'm not sure if I can even find out from them. I did find one site when I googled it, but most of the sites were for Sintra, Portugal, so that wasn't too much help either.
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Old Sep 21, 2006, 10:46 PM   #3
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Thanks for that advise....I've seen Sintra board on a couple of sites... like this one:

http://store.foamboardsource.com/pre...gatorfoam.html.

Also am wondering about "gatorboard"....will that stuff stay flat?

Any other advise?
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Old Sep 22, 2006, 6:39 AM   #4
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Don't know if this will work for you, but in woodworking, you normally treat both sides of thin plywood the same to prevent curling. Either put the same finish on both sides, or put veneer on both sides. This works when you are not attatching the plywood to a frame. You might try attatching a second piece of photo paper to the back. Costs you another sheet, but if the photo is important, it might be worth it.
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