Frames and Mounts
Metro Imaging have some useful photographs of different framing and mounting techniques including:
Mounting to almuinium with split batons
Face mounting to perpsex / plexi (Diasec mounting)
Floating Box Frame
Classic Photo Frame
Keyline Photo Frame
Tray Photo Frame
See our list of suppliers for other framers who can also offer most of these services
Here’s a picture of a float mounted print. The print is attached with archival tape to a mount board so the print is not flattened but sits on top of the board. Float mounted prints are usually displayed inside a tray or box frame. Any paper based print (screen print etc) or drawing can be float mounted like this.
Consider how much border you want around the edges when the print is mounted. This example has a wide border which works as the paper is hand cut and not straight.
Attaching prints directly to a wall
options include but aren’t limited to:
Using pins or nails which will make a hole in the print corners
Bulldog clips attached to a pin or nail to grip a corner look a bit bulky but don’t pierce the print (but can leave indents where the clips have gripped the print)
Magnets can be used on the front of the prints and a steel washer screwed or fixed to the wall. The example here is at the Slade Print Fair where a long magnetic strip sits behind the top edge of the print.
A good selection of magnets can be found at: