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Question Mounting Oversized Map

Discussion in 'The Grumble' started by MatAndMount, Nov 14, 2017 at 6:36 PM.

  1. MatAndMount

    MatAndMount Grumbler in Training


    I'm a relatively new framer with a small one person shop and just had a bit of an overwhelming ask for me. A customer brought in a 58" x 65" vintage map that's ripped (there are pieces that are completely ripped off) and medium brittle mostly because of the ripping. He wants it framed with no mat. I've never framed anything so large and am not sure of the best way to go about mounting this guy. It's a coated paper material -- similar to the old school pull down maps you would find in classrooms (do those still exist??). It's too big for my dry mount machine - does anyone have any suggestions for how to get this mounted?

    Any help is very much appreciated! Thanks!

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  2. Melinda Tennis

    Melinda Tennis CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2

    I have drymounted such things. I have to put it in the drymount in sections. I also have to move my drymount further away from the wall to get the last section in. OOps, I don't know who would have foam core that big. Sorry.
  3. JFeig

    JFeig SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

  4. wpfay

    wpfay Angry Badger

    Find a sign maker with a 60" roller press. It could be mounted to DiBond or some other stable substrate. I would find out the value prior to doing that though.
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  5. Jim Miller

    Jim Miller SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    If the surface is covered with a thin plastic laminate to improve durability, then it may be heat-sensitive. I like Wally's suggestion to find a local source for the mounting, and aluminum composite material such as DiBond would be very good. A cold-mounting process using a roller press would be my choice. In my area, there are a couple of graphics-specialty companies that could do the job.
  6. echavez123

    echavez123 MGF, Master Grumble Framer

    Last edited: Nov 17, 2017 at 12:41 AM
  7. prospero

    prospero SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    You say you are new to framing. :D

    This is just the sort of thing you don't want to learn on. o_O

    I've been at it for 30+ years and I would think twice about taking the job on. :confused:

    Apart from getting it into a stable state where you can actually frame it there is the scale of the thing. Over a certain
    size jobs become very unwieldy.
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