September 25, 2012 at 7:55 am #910
Please can I have a reminder of Mount size for print comp. and the thickness to.September 25, 2012 at 8:58 am #913
40cm x 50 cm, and less than 4mm thick.
HTH. 🙂September 25, 2012 at 10:20 am #914
Thanks Ian ill remember one day lol so where is cheapest place to get mounts from for the poorer folk ? I would like to try some I know I don’t have much chance and quality won’t be best but if you don’t enter you can’t complain hahaSeptember 25, 2012 at 10:22 am #915
Oh and what is the correct way to label them and with what? Plus best way to attach the backing card?September 25, 2012 at 3:09 pm #919
I don’t do prints myself, so I’m not the best person to advise about this. I’ve heard people say that Cotswold Mounts offer ready-cut mattes and backs at a good price (though there is a minimum order.)
As for labelling and glueing, I guess there’ll be something in the Printing & Mounting section of ‘Resources’ on the (Results/Downloads tab)
HTHSeptember 25, 2012 at 3:18 pm #921
Well I will have to true find it. But if I can’t ill make it up as I go hahaSeptember 26, 2012 at 2:30 pm #956
I have a lovely quality cream mount but it is 20″ x 16″ is that a whisper too big?September 26, 2012 at 7:15 pm #958
You can trim your 20×16 down. I’m afraid that 20×16 will get disqualified at L&CPU.
There are a few comments of mine in one of the news items viz….
It will also be hand-in time for the first print competition. Firstly I might point out that we have a small slip in the rules. Last year we said that (in line with L&CPU rules as usual) we would ONLY accept 40x50cm (except from newcomers). That has not been carried over into the new rules. This is only an oversight but it does mean that we will have to accept smaller prints HOWEVER do remember that SUCH PRINTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTABLE FOR L&CPU ENTRY.
NEWCOMERS please be clear – 40x50cm is the biggest MOUNT SIZE. A small print can look good mounted this size. However, to help you get started we will accept any size mount UP TO 40x50cm.
You can buy ready cut mounts from Cotswold Mounts (see links) and Bailey Arts on the Dagfields Craft Centre. Alexander’s, also at Dagfields are very good for mount board – I buy mine there. Remember that light coloured mounts are regarded as THE ones to go for – Off White, light creams, that sort of thing. Jet black is a no,no and the habit of choosing a colour to “bring out” the colours in the print is hardly done these days. Having said all that prints are harder to get into and maybe the new members will wait a while and get a bit more help before entering – but never let it be said that we didn’t encourage you.
In Resources you will find articles by Simon Cotter and by me. I must say I have changed my methods somewhat since the article was published.
Unfortunately we don’t have club time to spend on mounting before the first lot of prints have to be in, but remember that now your BEST 5 marks count so you can still enter Comps 2 and 3 and win the League!
LABELLING – Nothing on the front please. Write on the back NUMBER of ENTRY (1, 2,3), TITLE, SECTION (MONOCHROME or COLOUR (NATURE), COLOUR (GENERAL) ) and your MEMBERSHIP NUMBER (NOT name).
Please read the RULES on the Resources page.
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