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Which type of Foam Mounting Board should you use?

Foamcore is one of the most popular mounting and frame backing board materials for photos and other items. The name “foamcore” refers to the inner portion of the mount board, which gives it its rigidity —and makes it perfect for mounting photos. There are many different types of mounting boards, varying in terms of thickness and suitability for archival framing. Your choice of mounting board depends on a few factors which are mentioned in this presentation.

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Which type of Foam Mounting Board should you use?

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  1. How To Select The Right Foam Mounting Board?

  2. Thinking to frame your Picture?

  3. Choosing the best picture frame is hands down a paramount step to beautify your artwork.

  4. You cannot ignore the fact that the support system of your artwork is the foam board.

  5. Selecting the right foam board material can be pretty exhausting, ultimately leaving you baffled

  6. Here is a great piece of advice on how to choose the right foam board

  7. Introduction • Foam board is also referred as mounting board. • A mounting board is used for 'mounting' of your artwork. • It is what holds your frame and artwork together, and is attached at the back of your picture or illustration. • You must usehigh-quality mounting board material that is composed of polystyrene. • Boards made of polystyrene are usually smooth and durable. Paint Box Nolita

  8. Types of Foam Board Standard Acid-Free Self- Adhesive

  9. Standard • These are regular foam boards and are preferred for popular framing types, like posters or digital prints. • Standard foam boards are slightly acidic; albeit not much to ruin your artwork. • The suppliers tend to keep their acidity as low as possible. • Do not go for standard boards if your artwork is limited edition or is one-of-a-kind piece. Paint Box Nolita Paint Box Nolita

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  11. Acid-Free • Acid-free board is an ideal choice if you are looking for long-term preservation and maintenance of your exclusive work. • Original and rare pieces that hold significant value to one should definitely pitch for acid-free boards. • They assist in preserving your artwork for several years to come. Paint Box Nolita

  12. Self-Adhesive • This is the most easy to use foam boards – just peel and stick. • These type of boards have a layer of adhesive on one side where you have to stick your photograph or poster. • The glue is strong enough to hold your artwork for long and tight. • You should definitely avoid using these boards for valuable art pieces as separating it later from the board might cause significant damage. Paint Box Nolita

  13. We are here to help you

  14. Who we are? • We at Paintbox Nolita follow the three golden rules: Elegance, distinction and perfection. • Every custom frame that we make is made to deliver perfection and satisfaction to our customers. • We have established a large group of loyal customers through our unmatched framing services. • We offer best quality services in custom picture framing, custom photo framing, Plexiglass framing, museum quality framing services and much more. Paint Box Nolita

  15. Contact Us 22 Spring St New York, New York 10012 tel. 212 965 9600 fax 212 965 9602 info@paintboxnolita.com Paint Box Nolita

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