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05/09/2005 01:07:00 AM · #1
i'm trying to find the best way to attach photos onto blank greeting cards. has somebody done this before? is there a double sided archival tape that you like? some sort of spray or mounting paper?
05/09/2005 01:10:15 AM · #2
I use a glue stick.
05/09/2005 01:10:35 AM · #3
You can get print stock for most printers that is precut and scored for folding into greeting cards. This might be an easier solution... I must admit I haven't tried any of these products myself...
05/09/2005 01:20:21 AM · #4
The best adhesive is for scrapbooking. You can get double sided adhesive pieces or tape that won't damage the photo (archive quality). There is also glue sticks and rubber cement that won't damage the photo. Go to any craft store and check out the scrapbooking supplies, there are many different methods to choose from and you can find one that fits your style, pocket book and the volume of greeting cards you plan to produce.
05/09/2005 01:45:44 AM · #5
Photographer's Edge

I use this company's products and they are quite good. A much better solution than double sided tape if you ask me.

EDIT: Thinking back, I must have posted links to them at least a dozen times here and twice that amount elsewhere over the past few years. They should really send me a free box for all the promotions.

Message edited by author 2005-05-09 01:47:22.
05/09/2005 06:35:16 AM · #6
I've done this before for Christmas cards and party invitations. I used good old rubber cement, just a small dab on the back in the center of the photo and then stuck it to the card. This way if people wanted to keep just the photo, they could easily pull the photo off the card and peel the rubber cement off the back of the photo.
05/09/2005 06:43:09 AM · #7
I used 3M permanent mounting spray when preparing my wedding invitations. It was quick (quick spray onto about the backs of 5 photos at once and then quickly stick them onto the card blanks). Photos were secured to the card without any lifting corners or "unglued" bits. It was pretty cheap (can was about £4/$7, mounted about 120 cards and still feels like there is plenty left). Archive Quality rated. Looked very professional (I received a lot of compliments!).

Worked very well as a permanent mounting option, as it was fast and it looks as if there is no chance of the photos coming loose. I would not use the same if you want people to be able to remove the pictures.

Message edited by author 2005-05-09 06:50:30.
05/09/2005 06:47:53 AM · #8
Oh - and it also mounted medium weight paper inserts without any wrinkling or distortions or "showing through".

Message edited by author 2005-05-09 06:50:35.
05/10/2005 07:34:27 PM · #9
thanks a lot for all the leads, folks. i'm liking the sound of the archival spray mount
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