The right mounting techniques protect your images
Mounting is the method used to secure a printed image to a mount or backing board.
This ensures that your print stays flat, for example if you’re framing it and want to make sure the paper doesn’t curl under the glass, as well as protect the print against damage such as edge dings, creases, tears and punctures.
Dry mounting is the most common type of mounting we do. For this type of mount, we use special presses (both vacuum and roller) to adhere your print onto a rigid or semi-rigid backing board.
We use several types of backing boards with different qualities including thickness, weight, dimensional stability, puncture-resistance and cost.
Each material is a quality choice for what it does, and we avoid materials that negatively impact your prints, such as through a chemical reaction to acids or glues.
Our main options for backing boards include:
- mat boards (including Rising cotton rag boards)
- foam core (including Gilman Brothers MountCor and MountCor Canvas)
- aluminum composite sheet (including Dibond and PolyMetal)