We offer specialist advice on the cold and hot mounting of photographs before proceeding to framing. The mounting processes used are not normally reversible but do have the advantage of keeping artworks in a flat condition for framing and for this reason are often the preferred choice of professional photographers wishing to display their traditional fibre based or digital works. Different substrates are available to suit different print types, display and framing requirements.
Ideal for all image types including high gloss such as Fujiflex paper. Hanging systems can be attached to the back, to ‘float’ away from the wall. Very flat surface.
Dibond® is a rigid aluminium composite board with a polyethylene centre and 0.3mm aluminium liners each side. This makes it lighter and more rigid than aluminium.
Kapa® is a rigid, lightweight and stable polyurethane foam centered board with thin aluminium liners for rigidity and stability. Suitable for all print types other than high gloss.
Foamex® is a semi-rigid PVC board. Recommended for use with Semi gloss and matt images.
Conservation and Museum Board (Archival Mounting)
For archival mounting, conservation and museum boards together with archival tissue are used. Not suitable for high gloss and large scale prints.
Window Mounting and hinging
For smaller format prints where reversible methods are preferred, window mounting using Mylar photo hinges is available. Additionally Japanese hinging maybe used on certain heavyweight, fibre based papers.