Mounting

This process affixes the art or photograph whilst protecting it and looking great displayed at home or an exhibition.

Archival mounting

Mounting involves permanently bonding your print onto a solid substrate backing so that it remains flat. The mounted print can then be used instead of framing your artwork so that it can be displayed directly on the wall. This ensures that your print will be the focal point of attention.

The mounting process

This involves dry mounting your print onto a substrate and then applying fixings on the back so that it can be hung.

Step One

Substrate

Step Two

Fixing

Choose the backing substrate

All the dry mounting that we do is done via a non-corrosive bonding glue. This ensures the print and archival mounting is done to the best of standards.

Aluminium

A strong and hard-wearing substrate that is rigid and gives a premium feel. The edges look like polished metal giving it a rustic appearance. As this substrate is heavier than most other substrates, the fixings that can be applied are split battens or a subframe.

Dibond

An alternative to aluminium whereby a thin composite layer of aluminium is used with a black polyethylene core. This reduces the weight of the substrate as compared to aluminium, yet gives it strength and rigidity. The fixings that can be applied are split battens or a subframe.

Foamboard

A lightweight flat material that comes in varying thickness and comes in black or white. The recommended fixings that can be used is Velcro, although a subframe can be applied.

Foamex

A PVC substrate is more heavyweight compared to a foamboard or Kappa as it has a fine cell structure. This in turn makes it more durable. The recommended fixings that can be used is Velcro, although a subframe can be applied. Foamex comes in black or white.

Kapa

This is an alternative to foamboard that provides a flat smooth surface for mounting and provides a more rigid substrate than foam board. This is our most popular mounting option as it provides a cost-effective solution whilst displaying the print flat and rigid. The core comes in standard dark grey. The recommended fixings that can be used is Velcro, although a subframe can be applied.

Card

Thin, lightweight and affordable. Fixings that can be used is Velcro.

MDF

A thick and rigid substrate that comes in 12mm thickness. The edges of the MDF board can be painted black or white as options. The fixings that can be used are split battens, D-ring & cable, sawtooth, and mirror plates.

Reverse acrylic

The print is affixed to a Dibond backing and a sheet of acrylic is placed on top for a very modern look. The fixings that can be used are a subframe.

Choose your fixtures

As with frames, all our mounting options come with options to hang them to the wall.

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