I had been taught to use Yes Paste when gluing down larger prints to cradled wooden boards. Well, time moves on and Yes Paste is getting hard to find. Both Dick Blick and Michaels have stopped carrying it.
Last night I tried a product by 3M - 3M(TM) Positionable Mounting Adhesive 568.
Instead of writing out a tutorial, I am going to link you to the wonderful Greg Noblin video I watched. He takes you through adhering a print to a cradled birch board step by step. Check out his work too - it's wonderful.
I have to admit, I'm in love! In the time it took me to adhere 3 prints, I probably wouldn't have completed the gluing process for 1 piece using the paste. It also appears with the mounting adhesive, the possibilities for air bubbles decreases. Yay to that! After mounting the first print, I tugged around a bit on the corners. Everything stayed down and seemed to have a really solid attachment.
I followed Greg Noblin's procedure of first placing the adhesive to the board. After using the squeegie to makes sure it was down, I found that it was easier to go ahead and trim the film to the size of the board using an exacto blade. That seemed to make it less likely to pull up the sticky part on the corners when removing the film.
At least one part of my process will be sped up!