Block Mounting

What is block mounting?

Block mounting (or display mounting) of posters is an inexpensive method to display pictures on your wall but has lost popularity over the years. It is the process of fixing a picture to a ridged backing board which is made from wooden MDF boards, foam core boards or polyurethane boards which are available under several brand names. Block mount boards tend to be 10mm to 20mm thick.

Limitations

The down-side with block mounted artwork is that the edges can look unfinished, faded (where the MDF boards absorb the black stain) and leave the corner of the artwork unprotected, and when damaged, unrepairable. MDF blockmounts tend to absorb moisture, swell and bend, even in mildly humid conditions.

Our cost effective solution

As a result, we no longer offer block mounting because, unlike all our other products and services, we are unable to offer a lifetime guarantee on block mounts. Our solution and recommendation is to dry mount your poster (we suggested you have it laminated before you bring it to us) and frame it with a narrow frame. If your poster is in a standard size (or slightly over and we can trim it) you can choose from our Everyday Range of frames which start at $69 for an A4 size frame up to large 70x100cm empty frame for $169 which you can easily fit up yourself.

Learn more about our Everyday poster frame range >>

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