By Ann Barnes


There are many different ways that can be used to mount different paper arts, for example prints, posters, photographs and many other pieces. Primarily, it is important for any piece of art that is in form of picture frames, to essentially be mounted on a board such as a backboard, so as to ensure the piece of art is held and positioned very well onto the frame. Paper mounts are very important especially in the field of art.

The method of mounting papers varies according to the material available, tools, the type of photo at hand, the convenience of work and the entire cost. It is important to conserve the photos from damage, there are different option s including dry mounting, wet mounting, conservation and pressure sensitive.

There exist very many ways of mounting art in frames, but the two most notable modalities are non-archival and also archival mounting modes. The former, or rather non-archival, is usually permanent, therefore reducing the worth and significance of the particular art because being permanent means that it cannot be tilted, removed or changed from the backing, even with the intentions of returning it to the original position later on.

Some types of art for instance paper arts which is essentially printed on paper as well as newsprint or many photographs, may be permanently mounted, whereby the articles lie flat thus not being in a position to bend or even get any wrinkles majorly owing to humidity fluctuations and other weather changes.

When one wants to control the entire process and cost one can make bargains and also buy his own material separately in order to just incur the cost of service. This also has an advantage to the client since he gets to personally choose the material to be used that he prefers. The material required for the process is sold separately and so the customers can buy in buy and get discounts.

Situations may arise where the paper mounted does not have to fit the frame exactly and this also brings out a beautiful design. This frame may also not be of the standard dimensions and this too will be a good design for different purpose.

Regardless of the type of mounting that you may choose to use, it is vital to note that there are various things or materials that will be needed. First of all, a mounting board will be required, as well as various forms of glues and tapes that will be very useful in mounting your particular piece of art. Nonetheless, it is important to remember that that you should not mount on any cardboard, at any time.

The Grafix double track method is usually archival and has no acids giving it a permanent coat of adhesiveness on both sides of the film. The top of the release paper should be lifted up about an inch wide in order to expose a part of the track area. One should release more paper than is required so that you can let it fall back until the area that is supposed to be exposed.




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