How to mount photographs

Written by Mark Rogers

I love photography and since I own a picture frame company that caters to photographers I get questions just about every day about how to mount photographs. I have created a picture frame info webpage that provides an overview of just about all of the various picture frame mounting techniques and has some in-depth descriptions and pictures of some archival methods that are inexpensive and very easy to do at home. I included info on everything from dry mounting to archival t-hinging. Most importantly I included pictures. When trying to explain a t-hinge mounting technique, a picture is definitely worth a thousand words. The page also has some info about different types of acrylic for frames and some info about gallery style picture framing. It is a work in progress so I would love to hear feedback about what else I should add or mistakes.



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  • Phillip Donald Breske
    Phillip Donald Breske November 25, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    Thank you for the article, but I have a suggestion for a mounting technique that I use and wasn’t on your list: 3M Scotch 568 Positionable Mounting Adhesive (PMA). It is similar to the dry mounting technique, but instead of applying heat to activate the tissue adhesive, the adhesive is transferred from a roll of waxy paper to the back of the artwork and then the artwork is applied to the mounting board. The adhesive is pressure-sensitive, so a mild burnishing adheres the glue to the back of the artwork, then a second burnishing permanently adheres the artwork to the mounting board. Since there is no heat involved, there is no danger to temperature-sensitive photo prints and the surface of the print is protected during the burnishing process by another layer of waxy paper called a liner sheet.

    I’ve been using PMA for all my prints and I love it, and I can tell you from experience that it is very permanent and very easy to work with.

  • Thanks Chris, the links changed since that post but I have corrected it.Cheers,mark

  • I found your article really useful, once I'd managed to find it. The article that talks about different mounting techniques is at , rather than the URL linked to above.

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  • Hi, I got to get into your weblog throught your comment posting at from one of its postings.Anyway, it seems you're into photography too (and stuff). Wow! I checked your photos/profiles, what camera are you using?Do you use a dSLR type of camera? It's obvious that I'm a newbie in terms of photography but I am really into it. Thanks. Oh by the way, if you're free you might want to check my weblogs too. It's not about photography but I hope you'd find it interesting. For the mean time, my weblogs are still article based. When I get my camera, I'll try to post more pictures then.Thank you very much and Regards.Omar CruzPhilippineshttp://ramozurc.blogspot.com


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