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.
Do you sandwich a smaller piece of matt to space the rear mat and the window matt?
Not tk, but here you go: Print Presentation
Originally Posted by brucemuir
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.
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.