Avoid the stress that comes with DIY mounting and ensure that no SprayMount goes anywhere near your beautiful prints! We can mount your work onto a variety of different materials, to give your prints added strength and a professional finish, with zero stress.
Need to Know
Printed paper stocks can often look slapdash if not displayed correctly. Mounting your prints onto a rigid board can solve this problem and increase the practicality of fixing your work into place. Many of our clients opt to mount their work, as the rigidity and extra depth produces a professional appearance. Our specialist mounting and laminating machine provides a seamless finish, and our precision guillotine allows us to cut perfect edges on any of your mounted boards.
We offer a selection of rigid substrates that are great for mounting. These range from the most common (foam centered board – also known as foamcore or display board) through to a range of specialist materials for signage and exhibition design.
Two of the factors people most often consider when choosing their material are weight and durability. Foam centered board is great for temporary installations because it’s lightweight and convenient for both transportation and installation. If, however, you wish to create a panel that can be reused multiple times, a more solid material such as PVC foam board (Foamex) is a great option, as its density creates a durable finish with strong corners.
Note, we recommend against mounting giclée prints, as these are valued for their archival properties and mounting is an irreversible process.
There are a range of materials suitable for different applications and environments. The two main categories are exterior and interior..
-Dibond (4mm) – an alternative to aluminium, very strong for its weight.
-Foamex (3 or 5mm) – also known as PVC foam board, durable and light.
-Perspex (3, 5 or 8mm) – luxurious finish, can be laser cut to any shape.
All exterior products can be used inside as well.
-Foam centred board (5mm) – lightweight cost-effective, professional finish for short term use.
When mounting artwork we need to consider durability. A giclee print is valued for it Archival properties but as mounting is irreversible it would no longer be considered so.
Select your mounting substrate and request a quote. Please remember that the price of mounting does not include the cost of the print itself. If you have any specialist requirements please feel free to ring or email us to discuss your project. Once you have a quote, you can upload your work using our Client Upload facility. You can provide your artwork in a number of file formats but TIFF or JPEG is preferred. Our turnaround is three – five days for mounting but a rush service is often available.