Picture Mounts

Mountboards have two functions: presentation and protection.  The use of colour and design features enhance pictures, whilst also providing them with support, ensuring that it has essential air space thereby not touching the glass or other materials in the frame that will cause irreversible damage over time.

Mountboard Selection Example

 

 

 

We have a fantastic range of colours and different depth boards to choose from.  We can colour match to enhance your picture, either to suit the room it will be hung in, or to bring out colours within the artwork itself.

 

 

 

 

We can also further enhance the overall effect of a pictures composition by bevel cutting designs into the mountboard.  Below are a few examples that you may choose from when framing your artwork. <click on images to enlarge for more detail>

Single Mount

Single Mount

Single Mount with Wider Base

Single Mount with Wider Base

Double Mount

Double Mount

Double V Groove

Double V Groove

Single Mount with Title Bar

Single Mount with Title Bar

Multi Aperture

Multi Aperture

One Step Corner

One Step Corner

Double Inlay Mount

Double Inlay Mount

Double Step Corner

Double Step Corner

Two Step Long Corner

Two Step with Long Corner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aside from providing a protective sturdy support in the frame, we want your art to look and remain at its best.  For this reason, Keen Edge Framing use conservation quality mountboard (and all materials!) as standard in our framing.  This is because woodpulp is usually used in their manufacture, but this contains a highly acidic substance (tree sap – lignin), that is corrosive to your artwork unless properly treated to render it pH neutral.  These acids can cause artwork to become yellow and brittle (as evidenced in the pictures below), and over time causes a golden brown “burn mark”.  This does not occur if correctly framed using pH neutral materials.

 

Reframing - WW1 Apart

The long-term effect of non-conservation methods

Reframing - WW1 Discolouring

…Causing brittleness and discolourisation