Mounting / framing / laminating (matting)

MOUNTING

A great picture deserves to be prominently displayed.
Mounting, framing and laminating are the tools you need to make your best photos shine.
The best mounting choice for each photo depends of the printing material, how it is printed, and the desired display options.

 ARCHIVAL MOUNTING

Archival mounting is a process for photographs mounted on to material that will not degrade over time and in which the print will not suffer degradation due to the mounting process.
We use a PH Neutral adhesive mount film, making it compatible with sensitive FineArt papers. Materials such as FOREX and HDF contain acids and by-products that will break down over time. Dibond, Aluminium and Silisec® are fully archival.

 FRAMING

Aluminium frame provides a clean, sharp look for your photo display.
Wooden floater frames are an interesting style for mounted prints or canvas prints where the photo appears to “float” inside the frame without touching it.
Aluminium u-profile is budget choice for homes and trade shows. (Made in Finland)
The colours in Nielsen11 and U-profile frames are brushed aluminium and matt black.
The wooden 40x35mm floater frame colours are black and white.

PROTECTIVE LAMINATE

Laminate is a protective film that is applied onto your print minimising damage from scratching, UV rays and fingerprints.
Laminating prints used to be a standard method in gallery exhibitions allowing the prints to be cleaned with a damp lint free cloth.
This has however changed in the last couple of years, with both galleries and artists realising there are both pros and cons to having your prints sealed.

We offer different laminates, but don't necessarily recommend them

Maximum widths:

  • Matt / glossy 150cm
  • Mattsatin (semi-matt) 130cm
  • Floorlaminate / douple-sided: 135cm
     

MOUNTING MATERIALS:

 

SILISEC®

Silisec® is a process used for face mounting photographs on acrylic glass.
Because the print is ”glued” to the acrylic glass, the result is a completely flat mount of the image.
The whole process is dedicated to mounting the print without air bubbles or smears.
For the reverse, we advise 2mm Dibond or 2mm anodised aluminium.
All Silisec® prints are equipped with an aluminium back-frame that allows the work to be hanged.
The frame is hidden and leaves the picture floating on the wall.

  • Museum Quality / Archival / pH-neutral
  • Clear acryl 98% UV-filter / Matt acryl 100% UV-filter
  • Max. Size 130x300cm  
  • Weight with hanging rails approx. 7,5 kg/sqm.
  • Hanging rails options 15mm / 20mm

Silisec®

Silisec®

ANODIZED ALUMINIUM 2mm

Aluminium is considered to be the only way to mount a FineArt photographs.
2mm aluminium offers a smooth surface onto which we can mount a wide range of papers.
Aluminium mounting is widely popular due to the archival quality of the material.
2mm thick anodisised aluminium is our most popular archival exhibition mounting option.

  • Museum Quality / Archival / pH-neutral
  • Max. Size 149x299cm.
  • Weight with hanging rails approx. 6,5 kg/sqm.
  • Hanging rails options 9mm / 15mm / 20mm

ANODIZED ALUMINIUM 2mm

ANODIZED ALUMINIUM 2mm

DIPOND / DILITE (aluminium composite) 2mm/3mm

A lightweight alternative to aluminium, Dibond is perfect for archival framing.
When weight is an issue because of framing or transportation 2mm Dibond is a great choice.
Weighing less than half that of aluminium this material is composed of a dark plastic core with a thin layer of aluminium coated on each side.
This archival mounting solution is perfect for very large pieces and touring exhibitions.

  • Museum Quality / Archival / pH-neutral
  • Max. Size 149x299cm.
  • 2mm weight with hanging rails approx. 4,0kg/sqm.
  • Hanging rails options 9mm / 15mm / 20mm

DIPOND / DILITE (aluminium composite) 2mm/3mm

DIPOND / DILITE (aluminium composite) 2mm/3mm

HDF (high-density fibreboard) 3mm/6mm

HDF is similar to MDF. It’s denser, harder and much stronger than MDF because it is made out of exploded wood fibres that have been highly compressed.
The board has a HDF core with a white Melamine layer on both sides.
Ideal for home or the office.

  • Edges can be painted white or black
  • Max.size 70x100cm
  • 3mm weight with hanging rails approx. 4,1kg/sqm.
  • 6mm weight with hanging rails approx. 6,6kg/sqm.
  • Hanging rails options 9mm / 15mm / 20mm

HDF (high-density fibreboard) 3mm/6mm

HDF (high-density fibreboard) 3mm/6mm

FOREX® 2mm/3mm/5mm / fire classification B1

For more than 30 years FOREX® is the synonym for white, rigid plastic sheets made up of PVC.
FOREX® offers a wide range of excellent properties like high stability despite minimal weight, excellent print substrate. FOREX® can be used internal and external.
FOREX®classic sheets fulfil the requirements of the RoHS und WEEE directives of the European Union on the restriction of certain hazardous substances.

  • Excellent weather resistance
  • The board is not recommended for art prints.
  • Fire rating DIN4102 B1.
  • Signage / Exhibitions / Digital printing / Shopfitting
  • Max.size 200 x 300 cm
  • Colours: white and black
  • Suitable for direct digital printing

FOREX® 2mm/3mm/5mm / fire classification B1

FOREX® 2mm/3mm/5mm / fire classification B1

SMART-X® 10mm

SMART-X® the distinctive and unique lightweight foam board for sophisticated applications in the field of visual communication. SMART-X® is a lightweight, all-plastic sheet material with surfaces of UV and weather resistant solid polystyrene (HIPS) and a core of expanded polystyrene that is completely moisture-resistant.
These characteristics make SMART-X® the world's only lightweight foam board for external applications without any significant change in colour for a period of up to two years.

  • High stability with very low weight
  • Very good resistance to weathering – with high UV stability and humidity resistance, no deformation
  • Temperature resistance from -10 °C up to +70 °C
  • SMART-X® is a mono-material composite made from 100% polystyrene
  • Ecological - SMART-X® with a homogeneous compound is 100% recyclable
  • Max.size 122 x 305 cm
  • Colours: white
  • Suitable for direct digital printing

SMART-X® 10mm

SMART-X® 10mm

Perspex® ACRYL 2mm/3mm

Acrylic is available in transparent (clear) and opal
Opal is used in light boxes to decompose the light behind the image.
Acrylic features include rigidity, high-gloss finish, weather resistance (including UV) radiation, and high impact resistance.

  • Fire rating B2 (DIN 4102)
  • Max.size 150 x 300 cm
  • Colours: clear and opal white
  • Suitable for direct digital printing

Perspex® ACRYL 2mm/3mm opal and clear

Perspex® ACRYL 2mm/3mm opal and clear

KAPA®plast 3mm/5mm/10mm

KAPA®plast combines bright white plastic coated cover layers with a polyurethane foam core. The surface provides excellent printing results, perfect ink adhesion as well as an ideal surface tension.

  • ph-value 7,95 (neutral)
  • IPI Rochester (Photographic Activity Test)  (ISO 18916)
  • Modelling and presentation board
  • Easy processing and excellent cutting characteristics with standard blades
  • Max.size 153 x 305 cm
  • Colours: white surfaces / grey foam
  • Suitable for direct digital printing

KAPA®plast 3mm/5mm/10mm

KAPA®plast 3mm/5mm/10mm

KAPA®mount 5mm/10mm

KAPA®mount is a light weight foam board with aluminium reinforced liners and chromo board cover layers.
The panel is fire retardant and conforms to DIN 4102 B2 as well as EN 13501-1:E.

  • ph-value 7,60 (neutral)
  • High quality mounting panel for digital prints and large format photographs
  • Excellent level of stiffness
  • Easy processing and excellent cutting characteristics with standard blades
  • Max.size 153 x 305 cm
  • Colours: white surfaces / grey foam
  • Suitable for direct digital printing

KAPA®mount 5mm/10mm

KAPA®mount 5mm/10mm

KAPA®fix

KAPA®fix is a light weight and easy-to-laminate foam board with aluminium reinforced chromo-substitute liners on both sides.

  • ph-value 7,30 (neutral)
  • Excellent level of stiffness
  • Easy processing and excellent cutting characteristics with standard blades
  • Fill-in panel plate for exhibition and display systems
  • KAPA®fix 1 is flame-retardant on class E as per DIN 4102 B2 as well as EN 13501-1: E
  • Max.size 153 x 305 cm
  • Colours: white surfaces / grey foam
  • Suitable for direct digital printing
KAPA®fix

KAPA®fix

POLYSTYRENE 1mm/2mm

polystyrene quite fragile, but good rigidity material.

  • curved structures and fairs.
  • Max.size 100 x 200 cm
  • Colours: white / black
  • Suitable for direct digital printing

POLYSTYRENE 1mm/2mm

POLYSTYRENE 1mm/2mm

ADVERTISING BOARD 1mm/2,5mm

Advertising cardboard is made from groundwood and coated folding box board, laminated surfaces

  • white surfaces
  • Good stiffness
  • display stands
  • posters
  • Max.size 100 x 140 cm
  • Colours: white surfaces

ADVERTISING BOARD 1mm/2,5mm

ADVERTISING BOARD 1mm/2,5mm