There are some changes brewing at JMG-Galleries, the first being the addition of some new equipment. Just before my trip to Switzerland in October I purchased some dry mounting equipment for large prints. I blame Mark Graf for this who piqued my interest in it when I read his post Dry Mounting earlier in the year and Rodney Lough Jr. who wowed my wife and I with some beautifully mounted photographs at his Sausalito gallery.
With dry mounting on my brain early on in the year it was only a matter of time before I found the right equipment to buy. I ended up finding a great deal on a vacuum frame bench for cold dry mounting. This piece of equipment can handle images as large as 30 in. x 40 in.. I also found a great deal on a hot dry mounting press that is capable of handling prints as large as 20 in. x 30 in.. The greatest challenge aside from learning how to use this equipment is finding a place to store it, particularly when you live in a small San Francisco home.
Thanks to the help of a carpenter friend I was able to have a workbench created for these items. I’ll be putting the finishing touches on this work area in the coming weeks. I’m excited at the prospect of what will will soon be possible.
As to what other changes are on the horizon… stay tuned.
[tags]photography, dry mounting[/tags]