Buying a mount cutter

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  • #1083
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    me and a couple other people are talking about buying a mount cutter between us. My thinking is has the club not thought about buying a good cutter I can get a very good deal on mount board. I would also be happy to look after and craven cut mounts for people as I am good with these things.

    Just an idea who is interested ?

    #1084
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    Thats a good idea Paul as a Club who proudly quote saying that “they are one of the few remaining clubs who still has a healthy interest in Prints.” It would be in the clubs interest to buy one, then perhaps one of the nights could be set aside for mount cutting.It would also be handey for it to be a night where last years poll on requirements ie photoshop workshops etc to be done on the same night. Just an Idea.

    #1290
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    Did last night’s demo give you any further thoughts on buying this mount cutter?

    Myself and a few others order mounts to be cut from Cotswold Mounts usually as the initial outlay of all the kit and the cost of the mount board on top of that as well as replacement blades etc isnt really worth it unless you are making a full entry to each competition or intend on using it for other purposes than just club competition entries.

    #1291
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    I have a similar set up to John Royles mount cutting system. It waorks well and agree with what you say that it can be expensive if your not going into business with it or as you say entering lots of competitions. Usually for exhibition purposes I’ve used Baileys at Dagfields, and Paul got a couple of mounts for me there a couple of weeks ago.

    I guess its up to Paul if he has the spare cash to spend out on the system.

    #1308
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    I liked the talk about mounting only wish it was a few weeks ago, I messed up all my prints for this weeks comp, I used print stick and staunch the print down with it as we’ll. I read this on a web site….big mistake for me oh well maybe the judge won’t say nothing.

     

    as for a cutter I wanted one to do my URBANFOTOFONT pictures as well, so looking into it still

    #1311
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    I’ve used Pritt Stick to mount prints in the past and it did a good job job. The judge didn’t notice and if if you don’t put to much on it allows for some adjustment and can be separated if your careful.

    I thinking of ordering some overlays from Cotswold mounts as I don’t need an awful lot and it wouldn’t be cost effective to buy all the equipment just for a dozen or so mounts. They work out around £2 each for a 50x40cm overlay with a custom aperture. Ken recommends Picture Lizard which are also competitive and over good quality mounts and Meg recommends Baileys which have the advantage of being local.

    #1312
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    Yes i agree with Meg, Bailys do a very nice job on there new machine cutting is nice.

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