Photo Mounting & Lamination

print finishing: Enhance, Preserve and Protect Your Images

PRINT FINISHING ADDS STRENGTH & PROTECTION TO YOUR ENLARGEMENTS, SO YOU CAN ENJOY THEM FOR LONGER.


Mounting and Laminating adds a professionally finished look to your prints but, more importantly, it increases their longevity by providing significant protection and stability to your enlargements. Investing in these protective materials is highly recommended for prints larger than 11x14 inches, when you plan to have the print on display for many years and/or when you intend to have your print framed.

You may choose to add one to your print without the other but, together, Mounting and Lamination adds a professional, eye-catching finish that will enhance the look of your final image and protect it for a lifetime. 
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Turnaround time: 2 Business Days (after printing)

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Photo Mounting and Lamination

WHY ADD MOUNTING?

Adding a hard backing material increases the strength and rigidity of your print. In hot and humid environments a large, unmounted print will expand and contract over time, causing it to ripple, sag and stick to frame glass, which permanently damages your photograph. Adding an acid-free mounting material substantially increases the lifetime of your print.

We recommend mounting prints 11x14" or larger that are going to be framed.

WHY ADD LAMINATION?

A laminate is a clear, protective film that shields your print from damaging moisture, scratches, fingerprints and dirt; laminated prints can even be cleaned with a soft, damp cloth - ideal when framing without glass. Lamination protects against temperature fluctuations and humidity that can cause prints to stick to frame glass, while increasing the overall lifetime of your print.

MOUNTING MATERIALS:
Smooth Mount and Foamcore

SMOOTH MOUNT
Smooth Mount can be used for prints up to 46”x94”.
This is our preferred choice for mounting material. Smooth Mount is very dense and stable yet thin (1/16"), making it the perfect option for most framing projects. 100% acid-free with a completely smooth surface, Smooth Mount is best suited for any photographic print you wish to frame or increase the lifetime of. 

FOAMCORE
Foamcore can be used for prints up to 34”x46”.
Our thickest mounting option at 3/16'', black Foamcore board is lighter and less dense than Smooth Mount. Foamcore is best suited for large prints intended for display on easels or for framing a print that requires a thicker backing. Unlike Smooth Mount, not all parts of this material are completely acid-free.

LAMINATION MATERIALS:
Leather and Pearl

LEATHER LAMINATION
Leather Laminate can be used for prints up to 50”x94”.
Our most popular laminate with both our consumer and professional clientele, this lamination has a subtle leather-like texture that adds dimension and texture, enhancing your print’s overall look and tactile feel. It will not alter the colour or sharpness of your original print and is the perfect compliment for any type of image.

PEARL LAMINATION
Pearl Laminate can be used for prints up to 36” wide.
Subtly textured, this lamination adds a delicate sheen to your photographic prints and is best for photos that will be viewed indoors under direct lighting conditions.

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