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  • #1156
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    ex-member
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    Well it looks like I have paid the price of lack of experience I put my first ever prints in this week and I used Prit Stick because I did not want to iPad  £9 for spray glue. And I did not know how to mount them so glued print to backing and glued mount together. Welli missed up wish tere was more about how to do stuff and better help as my prints have all hone bubbly looking so not going to go down well with judges.

    #1161
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    meg cumming
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    Think Paul for the open evening it would be advisable to raise these subjects and perhaps have a demonstration of mounting. If you’ve never mounted prints before it can be hard to get it right. I usually use masking tape to postion my prints onto the mounts that way its easier to remove them after the competitions. Then I’ll glue the backing boards around the edges only,then stick them to the mounts that way you don’t damage your prints. Now that might not be the way everybody does them but it suits me.

    Spray mount is a good idea because it allows you to move your prints for a short time before they finally stick to the surface you’ve sprayed. Its aslo a bit more forgiving as well. I had thought you’d enetered prints before and thats why I didn’t offer help. If I ahd I’d had glady given you at least another alternative to look at. If you want when your free perhaps a meeting to show you how I and say Pete mount ours would help you. Let me know. But don’t let it get you down. I think once there in the box with the others prehaps that pressure of the other prints will help lessen the crinkling that your talking about. Fingers crossed. ***Just noticed Paul that next week there will be a talk on mounting prints after the Folio Show, so that could be a great help to you.*** I know its a bit late for yourself and any new entrants now for the 1st print competition, but for future ones it should help. Meg

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    #1164
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    Ian McNab
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    I don’t do competition prints, but I did mount prints (up to 18″ x 12″) on A1 mount board for college, using 3M SprayMount, which is re-positionable, as Meg says, rather than PhotoMount, which isn’t.  And I used it all the time for mounting prints in work portfolios.  It’s great if you need to adjust things, and it mounts stuff flat and without ripples or surface marks.  (Graphic artists and designers use it routinely for doing layouts.)

    I’ve no idea what experienced club members think of it for mounting images, though!  (I bet they use bits of masking tape, as Meg does.)

    #1166
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    D. Williams
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    That’s a real shame Paul.  I must say the ones you submitted looked fine to me.  Maybe it’s not as bad as you think as we are all our own worst critics. Chin up!

    #1167
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    Anonymous

    WHY DO YOU NOT JUST ADHERE TO BACK OF OVERLAY   LIKE SO MAN Y PEOPLE DO–SAVES HEART ACHE.      MY OLD METHOD IS  BEST-SAFEST AND EASIEST–WHICH I WILL NOT REPEAT BECAUSE NO ONE TAKES ANY NOTICE  ANYWAY.

    #1236
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    ajroyle
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    We can talk about mounting prints on Thursday.

    There is no “perfect way”; but reviewing the methods that various members use will help – you can use, or try, which method suits you best.

    We can all learn from each other – which is part of the reason for being in a club; even though I have used the same method for years I recently tried Wallace’s (and Simon’s) method (making a tape “hinge” as a way of locating the mat and backing) and found it very good – and it saves on tape!

     

     

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