The mountboard is one of the most important components in a picture frame. It is what the artwork is in direct contact with and it is important that it is acid-free. Annex only uses high quality conservation and museum mountboards.
Artwork can be mounted in different ways.
- A window mount consists of a beveled window with a margin, hinged to another board on which the artwork is mounted. This is known as a book window mount. The edges of the artwork are sometimes hidden under the mount.
- A float mount is where the artwork is mounted to a single board leaving the edges visible. This is housed in a shallow box frame with spacers between mount board and glass to prevent the artwork from touching the glass.
- A variation of a float mount is a raised mount where an extra mountboard is placed behind the artwork in order to project it forward.
We are happy to advise as to which is the most suitable for your artwork.