Guide written by Paul Hurst 7th January 2010
This is how I have been taught in the mystical ways of mounting my work from the local club that I belong to. It does work but as we all know a picture says many words, so I have recorded the equipment and method.
I have chosen the following basic tools:
12mm MDF Board approx 500mm x 500mm. 12mm MDF Cutting strip approx 500mm x 100mm. 2 x DIY Clamps
1 x Jakar Bevel cutter
1 x Drafting Tape.
1 x Double sided tape.
Mount Board A1 size
1 x Scalpel
1 x Photomount spray
1 x Soft lead pencil
1 x Rule.
2. Measure print Height and width, decide the size of border (lets say 75mm top/lhand/r/hand and 100mm bottom, it is common to have a larger border at the bottom).
3. Mark the face of the board lightly with the aperture size and overall mount size.
4. Using a scalpel and straight edge cut the overall size of your mount.
5. Align the straight edge and set within the aperture marking by about 3 mm, using clamps secure straight edge.
6. Place the bevel cutter to the first corner and engage the cutter, sliding along the straight edge towards the next corner NOTE. Don’t over run the cut.
7. After clamping and cutting all four sides use the scalpel should the cut not be complete and remove the aperture waste.
8. Using a soft rubber remove any visible pencil marks.
9. Spray mount the back of the photograph
10. Place the waste aperture card centrally on back of photograph and affix.
11. With a narrow double sided tape place a fix tab top and bottom of photo on the front side.
12. Position Mount and once in position fix tabs.
13. Turn Mount over and apply drafting tape to one edge.
14. Complete the other three sides and using your finger nail run along the overlaps of tape to photograph to mount board.
15. The finished item.