Mounts For Photographers - Moonshine Framing
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ONLINE PICTURE MOUNTS SHOP & CUSTOM CUT MOUNTS
FRAMING Custom and Made to Measure Picture Frames
Custom and digital
photo sizes available, as well as standard picture frame sizes
We have all the
mounts you'll need for your photographs. Our photographer customers,
professional and amateur, often buy photo mounts in packs of ten to suit
standard size photographs. Its a great way of spreading the cost if you belong
to a photographic group or club too.
What are the biggest selling colours
for photographers who re-sell? Here are our current top five.
your choice of colour for you mounts depends on your own taste, or local
market if you are selling, but the above colours are based on what we send
to photographers all over the UK, from the Scilly Isles right down in the
south west to Unst in the Shetlands and all places in between. There are
good savings to be had buying these in bulk (10s, 50s, 100s) but we
recommend that you first try a sampler pack or individual mounts if you are
not sure. See some of our photographers work in our
links pages. Don't forget the backing boards if required!
key colours are all available in standard
or acid free board - you choose.
These are our best sellers. We recommend acid free white core for
the best presentation.
Double mounts with contrasting inner colour can be most effective!
Here is a photo in a plain white mount (its taken at Canary Wharf)
can order our standard size mounts, or custom mounts which will fit into
standard (off the shelf) frames.
This is a great help if you
are selling mounted prints, as the customer does not have to worry about the
cost of framing too much. Of course, you can always fit them into
ready made frames yourself. Standardisation gives you the extra
benefit of being able to swap photos around in frames, which means that you
do not have to outlay on a large stock of frames.
Frames to match the following standard picture and photo mount
sizes are readily available high street outlets, photographic
dealers, and some big-box DIY and furnishing warehouses. The
big outlets may keep only the metric sizes, or a mix of both.
The UK frame market has fairly well accepted 40x30cm and 50x40cm
as a replacement/alternative to the traditional 16x12 and 20x16
inch sizes. The two sizes are fairly close - so measure your
frames carefully before ordering mounts!
Frame Sizes (INCHES): 6x4 inches, 7x5 inches, 8x6 inches,
9x7 inches, 10x8 inches, 12x8 inches (12x8 is a common
photographic print size) 12x10 inches, 14x10 inches, 14x11
inches, 16x12 inches, 20x16 inches, 20x24 inches, 30x20, 30x24
Metric Frame Sizes: (CM) 15x10cm,
25x20cm, 30x25cm, 40x30cm, 45x30cm, 50x40cm, 70x50cm -
70x50cm is a popular print and poster size - 30x30 and 40x40cm
square frames are becoming available in many outlets.
same photo -
double mount, white with a grey inner mount.
Whatever level of
photography you are at, mounting your photographs for display is a great way of
presenting and preserving your work. If you are re-selling, particularly via
other peoples shops, you do need to wrap them. Clear cellophane on the roll is
economical and very good looking. You simply wrap the mounted photo, and tape up
the back with clear tape. Job done. If you need to see how to fix a picture into
a mount, see our mounts FAQ. Here are the essentials!
You should never use
sellotape or similar to attach your picture behind the window.
Likewise you should never use masking tape. It is designed only to be temporary –
these type of products designed for other applications will
quickly damage your picture and not stay stuck for as long as
you think. Gum tape is best.
Fix the picture at its top
only (the correct way). This way it will fit and stay flat
behind the window of the mount, You should not fix it all the
If you are reselling your pictures you should
fit a backing to the mount, the usual method is with double
Daylight and strong sunlight (in fact any light) will fade your
mounts and photos! Keep this in mind when placing the price stickers etc if
putting them in shop windows, and rotate the stock regularly!
we recommend acid free white core boards for photography mounts. Not only do
these give great protection to photos, but the white core adds to the
presentation, particularly if your photos are in an exhibition or shop
browser alongside someone else's work. Standard boards have a slightly cream
core. Some people do prefer the "natural" cream core boards, but we
always advise that they are not suitable for valuable pictures, or items
which cannot be replaced, or for long term protection.
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