How to mount photographs

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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Mark Rogers is an amateur photographer and the founder of Frame Destination, Inc. In 2004 Mark realized the framing industry was not keeping up with the evolution of photography via new digital technology and started Frame Destination in his garage. Now his company has thousands of do-it-yourself framing customers across the US that it helps with its 11,000 square feet production facility in Dallas, TX.

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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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  • 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.

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

  • 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.


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