How I mount my Prints

Written by: Glyn Dewis

Published: September 3, 2020

Category: General | Tutorial | Videos

Nothing beats seeing your images in print but when it comes to presenting them to someone, to go the extra mile and put them into a mount really does make it extra special.

Of course it’s more of an investment to do this, but how much exactly?

Well as an example, the prints I present to the World War 2 Veterans for my 39-45 Portraits Project are printed at 11″ x 11″ and these are placed in a mount that is 16″ square and each of the mounts costs me around £3.

Now I get these from a friend who owns a picture framing shop and I generally give him a call and ask for 5 each time. If you don’t know a framer then it’s definitely worth popping in to see one and asking if this is something you could ask them to do.

Now in the video I show how I mount them but I’m not a Professional Framer right? I’m just showing how I was shown to do this so that the prints were able to be delivered looking something extra special but many, if not all, of the pictures I’ve delivered this way have gone on to be framed with the same mount and look great.

Hope this is useful,
Cheers,
Glyn

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6 Comments

  1. Jim Hill

    Thanks for the video on print mounting Glyn. So simple and straight forward……. will be my method from now on.

    Reply
    • Glyn Dewis

      More than welcome Jim
      Regards
      Glyn

      Reply
  2. Ron

    Trying to understand what you did. You printed an11x 11on what size paper? The hole in matt is 11×11, whit the Matt being 16 x16. What about the tape showing on the side. Different color tape for different color matts?
    Thank you for sharing
    Ron

    Reply
    • Glyn Dewis

      Hi Ron

      Sizes are in the other reply but as for the tape it doesn’t show when framed.

      Regards
      Glyn

      Reply
  3. Ron

    Glyn,
    Just trying to understand what/ how you did this.
    Your printed area size is 11×11.
    Your paper size is what?
    Hole in matt for print is 11×11
    Overall size of Matt is 16×16.
    Thank you for sharing
    Ron

    Reply
    • Glyn Dewis

      Hi Ron

      Just to clarify…

      Print is 11 x 11 (I use A3 sized paper)
      Hole in Matt is a little smaller than 11 x 11 so that the print doesn’t push through
      Overall size of matt is 16 x 16 (2.5″ wide on each side)

      Hope that helps
      Regards
      Glyn

      Reply

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