How are you mounting photos for display?

6 years 5 months ago #427494 by Don Granger
You mind me asking what you are using to mount your printed photos?  


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6 years 5 months ago #427498 by Hassner
It depends for what purpose.
If it is for an exhibition, it depends on my budget.
One I had 40 reusable frames made up. Some I sold framed, the rest I used for years afterwards.
Another exhibition was against cloth. I just window-framed the prints with mount board and stuck Velcro on the back. I put up the 50-print exhibition in 15 minutes.

If it is numbered art prints, it becomes more complicated with quality materials used for lifetime guarantee.


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6 years 5 months ago #427500 by Don Granger
I'm going to be buying an new photo printer (not sure which one yet), as I have a number of my new shots that I really want to mount. This will be for my own home.  I don't have much mounting experience, so wanted to see what others here might be using.  

Certainly appreciate any help you can provide.  Thanks!

Don


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6 years 5 months ago #427522 by icepics
I buy mats and frames; I know some people cut their own mats. I typically print 8x10 or 8 1/2x11 size images and mat and frame in 11x14 size. I've done my own and for exhibition.

I use hinging tape to adhere the prints to the mat. If you look up Lumiere Photo in Rochester NY they did have a video tutorial on how to use the hinging tape (which they sell). The self adhesive kind is pretty quick and easy to use.

Sharon
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6 years 5 months ago #427529 by stuartsbarbie
Since I print a lot of my work, I go to the dollar store and buy cheap certificate frames.  They are 8.5 x 11 and since I print boarder less it works well.  I have this 2-3 inch molding that the previous owner had put up in the hall and I change my pictures every couple of months.


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6 years 5 months ago #427549 by garyrhook
3M adhesive on mat board (acid-free, if it matters for the print, otherwise the cheap stuff) then framed. I will put 16x24" prints on single-layer foam board and use 3M Control to stick it to the wall.

You can have Hobby Lobby or Michaels mount a print for you; it's not an unreasonable expense.


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6 years 5 months ago #427559 by hghlndr6
Spray Mount adhesive to the back of the print & affix to mat board, or foam board, if I'm not going to mat it.  If I'm going to mat it, then I tape it to the back of the mat, along the top edge only.

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6 years 5 months ago #427585 by Don Granger
Valuable tips, thank you everyone.  You mind me asking where you are buying your supplies?  I'm thinking hobby stores like Michaels should have some of this stuff right?  I'd like to try to pick up some stuff today.  

Let me know.   Thank you in advance!


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6 years 5 months ago #427632 by Don Fischer
I think the biggest mistake a lot of people make is putting a great photo in a poorly made mat mat or a cheap frame. Premium cars would not sell well with rattle can paint jobs. The whole product you display is going to reflect on you! Print extra copies but put the display one in a nice frame/mat. Had a guy clean some lens for me years and he told me to frame everything I wanted to sell then ask a lot of money for it. ie, have a really good job of framing and mating done and offer it for say, 16x20, $450. If someone is willing to pay it, you sell it. Most people that really are buyer's don't realize what framing cost's so you also offer just the print for $90. They go for that thinking framing doesn't cost that much. If I remember he said a $400 framed print makes a print alone worth $90!


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6 years 5 months ago #427655 by hghlndr6

Don Granger wrote: Valuable tips, thank you everyone.  You mind me asking where you are buying your supplies?  I'm thinking hobby stores like Michaels should have some of this stuff right?  I'd like to try to pick up some stuff today.  

Let me know.   Thank you in advance!


Yep, Michaels should have everything you need.

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6 years 5 months ago #427691 by Jessa Layton
To be honest, the few photos of mine that I have framed were done by a shop near by my home. 


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6 years 5 months ago #427709 by Alan Nunez
These are my 3 favourite mounting options:

1. Reverse mounted acrylic
2. 20mm foam core
3. Professional Matt and frame.


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6 years 5 months ago #427735 by Happy Snapper
With the exception of one in my office on foam board, all mine have been professionally mounted.   

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6 years 5 months ago #427801 by Nancy Hait

Don Fischer wrote: I think the biggest mistake a lot of people make is putting a great photo in a poorly made mat mat or a cheap frame. Premium cars would not sell well with rattle can paint jobs. The whole product you display is going to reflect on you! Print extra copies but put the display one in a nice frame/mat. Had a guy clean some lens for me years and he told me to frame everything I wanted to sell then ask a lot of money for it. ie, have a really good job of framing and mating done and offer it for say, 16x20, $450. If someone is willing to pay it, you sell it. Most people that really are buyer's don't realize what framing cost's so you also offer just the print for $90. They go for that thinking framing doesn't cost that much. If I remember he said a $400 framed print makes a print alone worth $90!



This is so true.  I had a shot that was originally placed in an expensive frame, just for the sake of having a frame.  When it was finally installed in a nice frame, it made a world of difference.  


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6 years 5 months ago #427890 by Happy-pixel
Well it depends on where the image is going to be displayed.  Most of the time, it will be a nice frame that I had a shop do for me. 


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