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    Hi,

    Float mount is when a photograph is trimmed so that there are no borders. Then, this piece is mounted on a mount board. An over-mat is placed but the window is cut so that there are gaps between the photograph and opening of the over-mat. The work appears to "float" within the opening of the matting. I like this look!

    Is it "float mount" or "float mat"?? Anyway, that's what I meant.
    Develop, stop, fix.... wait.... where's my film?

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    Do you sandwich a smaller piece of matt to space the rear mat and the window matt?

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    Quote Originally Posted by brucemuir View Post
    tk,
    could you explain to me what "float mounted" is?
    Not tk, but here you go: Print Presentation

    or

    this earlier APUG thread.

    One well-known photographer dry mounts (or used to) the print to 2-ply mat, then attaches the piece to a regular 4-ply with photo corners, finally overmatting the whole thing with a beveled window. This to accommodate some gallery requirements that the print be removable from its substrate.
    Last edited by ROL; 03-27-2011 at 12:18 PM. Click to view previous post history. Reason: more stuff of little interest

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    Thank you, ROL. Visual helps.

    I use 2-ply mount board from FrameDestinations. If my hot-press allows, I use the same size mount board as backer board. If not, I use smaller mount board, then hinge mount that to the backer board.
    Develop, stop, fix.... wait.... where's my film?

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