Photographs serve as a treasure box of all the moments that you have spent in the past. It brings about good memories and is often known to brighten up your day. Having photographs tucked into photo albums doesn’t make sense as you would pack them and put it back to a safe place. You do not get to see it every day and so to bring about a change to the normal method; framing is a better alternative. While you frame a photograph, you would serve two purposes where you would see the picture every day and feel good and secondly your walls would be adorned with realistic photo frames with memories framed in them.
One such realistic framing option is the photo block mounting. It doesn’t involve the conventional photo frames around the photograph but has the mounting expert mount the picture onto a wooden board or light foam. The look is kept intact with a simple enclosure behind thus giving it a frameless look without having to add heavy frames to it.
The popularity of photo block mounting
Apart from people using this method of framing for personal photographs and artwork, there are several businesses using this as a marketing option in public places. You would often notice it when visiting shopping malls, movie theatres and similar public places where there are commercial advertisements with catchy graphics mounted on the walls. This is something unique where it differs from the usual frames to set up commercial signage. It is also used by painters and artists to display their art work in public. It gives a realistic look to the picture behind it and thus making it look amazingly attractive.
Types of Mounting
Mounting is usually preferred by people who feel that the essence of the photograph should be portrayed for the viewer to understand the emotions behind it. It is commonly available in two types.
• Dry Mounting – This method involves pressing a photograph or artwork to a hardboard behind it. It is often pressed with heat or vacuum pressing methods to keep the photograph intact for a long time. This method allows the print to stay intact and prevents crinkling that is often noticed in typical photo frames. It is something that is permanent and thus expensive and irreplaceable photograph or art work shouldn’t be dry mounted.
• Conservation mounting – This includes the usage of hinges, adhesives, tapes, etc. which invites a time-consuming procedure but is worth the time as doesn’t cause any damage to the art work of the damage and can be replaced whenever one wants to. This method is used by artists to display their art work and also used by businesses to bring commercial attention to their business.
Mounting should always be done by professionals and doing it all by yourself without professional help may not produce results as you had expected.