For those who use "Millers Professional Imaging"

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  1. eric-holmes

    eric-holmes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I have been looking into their mounting services. I was wondering what people have used and their opinions on them. Like the double weight matboard or the foam board.
     
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    Mount board and foam board will warp unless framed and both are easily damaged if dropped.

    Gatorboard won't warp as rapidly and may suffice for a couple of years unframmed without warping.

    Dry mounting any image seriously reduces it's lifespan. The mount absorbs moisture and other contaminants from the atmosphere. It expands and contracts as it does so, pulling the print to and fro as it does so.

    If you don't mind that the print will only last a few years go ahead and have it dry mounted.

    If you have expectations of the print surviving a couple of hundred years, something different has to be done.

    The alternative is to hinge mount an image so it is not irreversably attached to the mount, and is able to float under a mat, expanding and contracting of it's own accord and not being pulled around by the mount.

    Guide to Preservation Matting and Framing (Preservation, Library of Congress)

    Documounts :: Documounts 101
     
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    eric-holmes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I was really just thinking for using it for a show. I can't afford to have all the prints framed and matted.
     
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    eric-holmes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    They also have styrene and masonite.
     
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    eric-holmes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Bump once again, I need some advice on this. They don't offer Gatorbaord.
     
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    I couldn't find where that explained the differences in the difference options.
     
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    Millers is the same as Mpix. It is the same company with the same lab. Use Mpix pro, if that is the way you want to go.

    They do a fine job, and actually, out of all the canvases I use, they still do the best work. And it will save you a few bucks
     
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    eric-holmes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I think you have misunderstood me. I already use Millers. I was just wondering about their different mounting options, what the difference is between them and who likes to use which ones.
     
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    Personally, I like the PVC mount. I used to use the masonite, but this is better and less expensive.
     
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    I have to agree with bennielou - I use Mpix and I love their gallery wraps. I have several in my home and offices even.
     
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    They call them 'stand outs'. I'm pretty sure Miller's offers them as well but I haven't checked my catalog in a while so I could be wrong.
     

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