What is Diasec?

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Diasec was developed in Switzerland in 1969!


Diasec is the worlds most established and quality proven face-mounting process and was the first system that allowed photographs to be bonded directly and permanently to Acrylic sheet.


Photographs, either C-type prints or inkjet prints are mounted to high exhibition standards without borders and eliminate the need for a traditional picture frame.

Fine Art inkjet papers can be mounted with Diasec too! It makes it possible to mount ISO 9706 papers with acrylic, especially papers that are acid and OBA free.


Diasec® is a worldwide Trade Mark registered by Diasec-Sovilla S.A. in Switzerland, who developed the technique in 1969.


Diasec ingredients are clear...

The select Diasec ingredients contain a closely guarded secret formula. Ingredients that will be supplied from Diasec Canada b.v. to Diasec producers only.


The special Diasec glue that is fluid, allows an optimal light penetration and refraction of clear acrylic, which enhances the image definition. It gives brilliant colors and fine detailed texture to photographic works that just cannot be achieved using traditional glazing methods.


Diasec panels are backed with Aluminium or composite material (Dibond), reinforcing the rigidity of the finished picture and proving a beautiful profile when viewed from the side.


The back plate enables the attachment of a custom made aluminium sub-frame that allows the artwork to hang on the wall, from where it will appear to ''float'' with no obvious means of support.

...and keep pigment prints safe

Diasec fluid glue is neutral curing and has an in-built ultra violet light filter. It contains no plasticizers and is resistant to fungicidal matter, bacterial agents and air-bourne pollutants.


After curing the whole airtight panel remains chemically inert and stable.


The finished product remains flexible too, enabling it to withstand changes in temperature and humidity, which commonly affect works on paper.


Initially designed for the gluing of C-Type prints, the Diasec process makes it now possible to mount on inkjet papers. This means that is is possible to choose an OBA free fine art paper.


Mounting inkjet prints into Diasec will result in an artwork that will last a long time. Much longer than you can imagine.


''I love the product! It just looks amazing! I'm sure the client will choose that over canvasses and acrylic prints. The Diasec has the quality of a high quality photograph and still has the nice acrylic clean finish and backing on aluminium. It combines the best qualities of all the other media.''


Alex Holland

''...It looks absolutely amazing floating above the fireplace in my dining room. It is a real talking point both because of the way it has been mounted.


Great job! Thanks you all!''


Lesley Bird