Where Can I Get My Prints Mounted?
Generally speaking images (which can be of any size) can be mounted on any suitable board but must not exceed 400mm x 500mm in dimension. This size is generally thought to be the best size to use for any size of print, though it is not a good idea to put too big a print on a board (A3 is the absolute maximum)
In competitions mosts people use white, off white or black boards.
Mount card can be bought in various sizes from art shops or ordered on-line. The nearest supplier to the club room is the Range in Newport Road which provides sizes up to A3.
Pictures can be surface mounted (no cutting involved) or window mounted which involves cutting out a window to ‘frame’ the image. Some companies will cut out ‘windows’ for a small charge. Cotswold Mounts provide an excellent service and provide colour samples free of charge.
For a better finish, try our friends at Cardiff Frame Company Ltd at Unit, 2 Malvern Drive, Llanishen, Cardiff CF14 5DR. If you want to hang a picture on your wall, they will make a bespoke frame for you with a choice of styles. (They made the frames that the club use for our annual exhibitions). They will also give a discount to our members, if you ask nicely.
Another good framing company is Penarth Framing Company