Photographic Archival Mounting

   
Photographic mounting is the latest word in photographic exhibitions. Although mounting to card was common for framing photographs for some hundred years, other modern materials such as Foamboard, Foamex and Aluminium have become very popular for their archival stability. We recommend archival photographic materials listed below for any artworks that you would like to see last for a very long time.

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Card Mounting

Sizes up to 60" x 40"


We use solid core board made from alpha cellulose providing very high degrees of protection. Our board passes the Silver Tarnish test making it suitable for mounting precious photographs. With a ph value of 7.5 even after 200 years, this board offers a very high protection for the future.
Turn around time: Five working days


Aluminium Mounting

Sizes up to 40" x 30" with wooden battens /60" x 40" with aluminium sub frame

Aluminium mounting is widely popular due to the archival quality of the material. Although considerably heavier and slightly less rigid than Dibond, Aluminium has the advantage of a clean silver edge which many find attractive. Turn around time: Ten working days



Dibond Mounting

Sizes up to 40" x 30" with wooden battens /60" x 40" with aluminium sub frame

Dibond® is an composite display material comprising two sheets of archival quality thin aluminium with a thermoplastic core. It is valued for its lightweight rigidity and clean white coating. At an additional cost panels can be supplied with wooden batons up to 40x30 or Aluminium sub-frames. Turn around time: Ten working days


Kapa Mounting

Kapamount is a superior foam board with aluminium liners. It is a tough lightweight board with a polyurethane hard foam core free from CFCs. Ideal for mounting with excellent stay flat properties, it is Aluminium backed with plastic coated cellulose liners with a white primer finish. Turn around time: Five working days


Reverse Perspex Mounting

Sizes up to 120" x 72"/ Supplied with an Aluminium sub-frame

Perspex mounting is a contemporary way to present photographic prints for interiors and exhibitions. The print is bonded to Acrylic using a silicon gel and then backed with 2mm Dibond. Once the Perspex has been bonded to the front of your print the refraction of light through the Perspex gives a high definition effect and deep saturated colour. Turn around time: By negotiation