Mounting photo to gatorboard

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I have several 8x10s I'd like to mount on gatorboard. What is the best way to ensure successful mounting of a picture?

With spray adhesives, I want to make sure I don't get it all over my hands when it's time to work with both the photo and gatorboard surfaces. Or is it better to use contact cement? Is it better to cut the gatorboard first with a bit extra, mount the photo then trim any excess? Or cut the board as exact as possible then line up the photo? Lining up could be challenging when working with a larger print. What's the best way to ensure proper alignment? Which surface should get the adhesive?
 
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Bill N

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In doing a bit of looking around to see what gatorboard is I did find that "It is not suitable for archival applications as the facings offgas.". You might want to double check before mounting a photo to it. Maybe I found some info that wasn't correct. Wouldn't be the first time. Good luck!!
 
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In doing a bit of looking around to see what gatorboard is I did find that "It is not suitable for archival applications as the facings offgas.". You might want to double check before mounting a photo to it. Maybe I found some info that wasn't correct. Wouldn't be the first time. Good luck!!

Shouldn't be too big of deal since they aren't archival prints. Just some things to put on my empty walls. A guy brought some prints he mounted to it to one of our photography group meetings but made no mention of what you said. Then again I don't remember if it was asked.

I'll have to ask at the next meeting.
 
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