Photo Mounting

From your own artwork, or prints produced by Metro, mounting is a great way to present your photos or artwork for an exhibition or your own home. The nature of your images, and the material they are printed on, will determine which mounting material to use.

We have facilities to mount works up to 3m x 1.8m. If you interested to know in more detail about our mounting services please contact us.

  • Professional quality Mounting
  • Choice of 9 materials.
  • Over 40 year’s experience.
  • Installation Service

Types of Mounting Materials

Acrylic Mounting

Acrylic Mounting

As opposed to reverse mounting, acrylic mounting presents the prints bonded to the surface of an acrylic sheet, on top rather than on the back. This is an optional presentation for pop-up shows, however, due to vulnerability without any added protection, we wouldn’t recommend it for permanent methods of exhibiting.

Reverse Perspex® Mounting

Reverse Perspex® Mounting

Perspex® mounting is a contemporary way to present prints for interiors and exhibitions. The print is bonded to Acrylic using a silicon gel and then backed with Dibond®. Once the Perspex has been bonded to the front of your print, the refraction of light through the Perspex® gives a high definition effect and deeply saturated colour.

Aluminium Mounting

Aluminium mounting is widely popular due to the archival quality of the material. Although considerably heavier and slightly less rigid than Dibond, Aluminium has the advantage of a clean silver edge which many find attractive. Delivered with the option of split-battens or an aluminium sub-frame depending on the size of the print.

Dibond® Mounting

Dibond® Mounting

Dibond® is a composite display material comprising two sheets of archival quality thin aluminium with a thermoplastic core. It is valued for its lightweight rigidity and clean white coating. At an additional cost, panels can be supplied with splity-battens or Aluminium sub-frames. Specific finishes on Dibond are supplied in various sizes.

Foamex® Mounting

Foamex® Mounting

Foamex® is a solid PVC mounting material used for simple, non-archival purposes such as exhibition prints requiring a durable substrate for touring shows or public exhibitions. This material is available in both black or white colour, there are two thicknesses to choose from, 3mm and 5mm.

Foamboard Mounting

Foamboard Mounting

Foamboard is a lightweight mounting material used for large hanging signs and displays or as a smooth and rigid substrate for framing photography or illustration prints. Prints mounted to foamboard may be attached to the wall using velcro or small nails. Surprisingly sturdy and very light.

MDF Mounting

MDF Mounting

MDF mounting is an effective and economical way of displaying prints, available in different thicknesses. Although heavy, MDF is very rigid and the painted edges create a finished effect for mounted prints that, especially when sealed, will stand up to the toughest environments.

Kapa® Mounting

Kapa® Mounting

Kapa® foamboard is a lightweight mounting material used for large hanging signs and displays or as a smooth and rigid substrate for framing photographs. We use Kapa® foamboard, known for its aluminium foil surface, which adds a layer of protection for photographic paper. There are two thicknesses to choose from, 5mm and 10mm.

Card Mounting

Card Mounting

We use grey centred board made from alpha cellulose providing very high degrees of protection. Our board passes the Silver Tarnish Test making it suitable for mounting precious photographs. With a pH value of 7.5 even after 200 years, this board offers very high protection for the future.

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