Mounting Surfaces : Materials
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3/16" thick, Foamcore provides a light-weight and economical mount for prints. It is ideal for mounting smaller prints that will be framed behind glass, or for uses where mounting is required but prints will not be overly handled.
Gatorboard is an extruded polystyrene foam board bonded between two layers of Luxcell wood-fiber veneer. Gatorboard has a harder surface than foamcore, offering both stability and versatility for photographic mounting. Gatorboard is a good choice for mounting and exhibits. Gatorboard excels where light weight, strength, rigidity and warp resistance are a must. Standard thicknesses are 3/16" and 1/2". Thicker Gatorboard is available by special order.
Available in 3 mil (1/8") and 6 mil (1/4") thicknesses, this is a plastic mounting material that can be used with or without framing. Standard Sintra comes in your choice of either black or white (the color runs throughout the boards and is visible on the edges). Sintra can be custom ordered in a variety of decorator colors and various thicknesses.
Prints, duratrans and other media can be back-mounted or front-mounted on various thicknesses of acrylic. Acrylic can be used to create sandwich-mounts where the surface is protected. These combinations can produce interesting and inventive displays of images. Braces can be incorporated to hang and support mounted prints.
Available in 4 ply or 8 ply thicknesses, this archival, acid-free board is a favorite of professional photographers, museums and galleries all over the world. Museum Board is an excellent choice when you have concerns about longevity or archival quality. Because the true rag content of museum board is susceptible to warping, we recommend traditional framing or mounting onto a more rigid board.
Dibond is the industry's leading aluminum composite material (ACM) for more than 15 years. It is comprised of two pre-painted sheets of .012" aluminum with a solid polyethylene core. This is the smoothest panel on the market for superior photographic mounting. DibondØ offers the sleek look of aluminum mounting while saving money and weight. May be special ordered in various color finishes.