We stock a wide range of conservation grade and museum grade mountcard. These can also be bought by the sheet.
As a standard we use conservation/white core mountcard, as it is pre-treated to remove the majority of lignin (acid). The manufacturer guarantees that the core will stay white for at least 25 years. Made from high quality alpha cellulose, it is 1400 or 3000 micron thicknesses with a sheet size of 815 x 1120mm, available for purchase in store as a sheet or made to measure.
Whitecore complies with Fine Art Trade Guild (FATG) conservation level standards making it ideal for a wide variety of applications. Uses include mounting of prints, drawings and conservation framing.
The mountcard range comes in a wide assortment of colours, and we can advise you on the best combination based on the colours within the image and where the framed image will be hung.
We also stock metallic mountcard which is very effective as an undermount, extra thick mountcard which adds extra depth to an image, black core which adds a change to the traditional white core and suede mountcard which is very effective when framing medals.
We can also cut oval, arched, circular and multi-aperture mounts.
Our museum grade mountcard is suitable for items of a highly sensitive nature, and is made up of a truly acid free 100% virgin cotton fibre core. Cotton does not have the acid producing lignin found in wood based products.
Another popular service offered is 'mount, back and wrap'. This involves mounting images with a card backing and wrapping in cellophane, ready for sale or presentation in galleries or exhibitions.
What are the main purposes of a mountcard?
The mountcard's primary function is to stop direct contact between glass and image as this can cause various problems including Newton's rings (see image on right), transference of different mediums or finishes to the glass. The mount can also enhance the presentation of a wide variety of images by introducing colour or space between image and frame.