Now that you’ve seen your hard work and creativity come to fruition, you need to display it so it can be enjoyed by all. But assuming that all framing and mounting techniques are created equal would be a mistake. Methods that are appropriate to your specific piece are critical to the integrity and preservation of your work. Frame Destination offers artists a comprehensive overview of the various mounting techniques on their website. We would like to take minute to review these and help direct you to more this valuable resource and comprehensive guide to picture frame mounting techniques for a full review of techniques.
Guidelines in Preparing for Photo Mounting
When mounting photography, you need to keep in mind that fluctuations in temperature and humidity can affect the piece – even indoors. This can result in the photo buckling or turning up at the corners. Common mounting techniques to prevent this unwanted scenario include the use of acid free hinging tape or tissue, affixing photo corners, or hinging the image to the mount board with a v-hinge or t-hinge. Additional methods include dry picture mounting, wet mounting, spray mounting and pressure-sensitive (adhesive) mounting.
Each of these photo mounting techniques comes with its own set of advantages and disadvantages, depending on your specific set of circumstances. For instance, if ventilation is a concern in your physical environment, you may want to avoid spray mounting, because the glue can be hazardous to your lungs. Another consideration would be the desire for long-term conservation, in which case the use of photo corners is recommended, as they do not require the use of any chemicals.
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