Sometimes, an originator asks only that you affix a photograph or artwork to
a piece of cardstock. If the resultant work is used in a presentation, you must
take great care to make the cardstock and image presentable and to keep all
surfaces free of residual adhesive and dirt.
There are two ways to mount artwork to cardstock, the cold press technique
and the hot press technique. Each technique uses wet and dry processes.
The cold press technique for mounting photographs and artwork involves
using adhesive-backed paper or acetate, aerated rubber-based cement,
aerosols, rubber cement, pastes, and wheat paste. The dry prcess uses
adhesive-backed paper or acetate and aerated rubber-based cement. With the
dry process, there is no liquid to spread. Dry processes allow little or no
repositioning or correction. The wet process uses rubber cement, spray
adhesive, pastes, and wheat paste. Wet processes are repositionable until
dry, but their moisture could damage the image surface if the paper becomes
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