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Choosing Print Type and Mount 101

There’s nothing like a monumental photograph hanging on a focal wall in your home or office.  Fine art photography is a very special investment and for most, deciding on print options and how to mount them can be daunting.  Let us help you decide! This article explains a few key words to understand how to buy fine art photography. 

Kimerlee Curyl's "Romeo & Juliet" Museum Metallic Print on Plexiglass compliments this stunning modern chic design.

(L) Kimerlee Curyl's "Freedom Vanishing" Cotton Rag Print framed with museum glass in a simple white frame. (R) "Vanishing Grace" Cotton Rag Print under Museum Glass and framed in brushed silver.


When framing a photograph, a great way to sharpen the edges of the photograph is to add a mat.  This allows for breathing room from the sides of the frame, as well as the glass.

 Stephen Ciuccoli's "Elephants" Hahnemühle Photo Luster Print framed in black with a 1/2" inch silver scoop lip and 2" mat.

Metal Sublimation is a printing process in which several layers of dye are infused onto a pre-treated aluminum surface.  The depth, clarity, and vividness of the work is emanated in a satin finish.  Buyers often choose this approach because of its not a reflective surface. Another way to enhance the metallic feel of a Metal Sublimation print is to frame it in a floater style frame.  

(L) A side view of Kimerlee Curyl's "Equus (Equal Us)" Metal Sublimation Print. (Top Right) Close up of the side of a Metal Sublimation print. (Bottom Right) Kimerlee Curyl's "Great Divide Two" Metal Sublimation Print in a silver floater frame.

 

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