The procedure of securing artwork or an object to a surface to hold it in the frame. There are many methods of mounting, including dry mounting, wet mounting, spray mounting, vacuum mounting, lacing, stretching, stapling and hinging. It is important to choose the proper method to preserve the value of the items being mounted.
Laminating, bonding, or gluing a photograph to a rigid flat material to prevent the photograph from getting creased or bent and to make viewing easier. Typical mounting processes are Dry Mount, which uses a heated press, and Self Adhesive, which can be applied by hand or run through a roller press. Typical mounting materials are Art Board, Foam Board, Sintra, Masonite, and Plexiglas.
A photograph is sometimes mounted to present the image and protect it from creasing and bending. Traditionally, photos have been mounted with acid-free board. Modern prints more often are mounted with Sintra board, a more stable material not as susceptible to heat and humidity. Meter offers some pieces that are mounted on aluminum and some that are mounted with Plexiglas.