How do I mount an 8x10 photo?

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Multi-SportsMom
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How do I mount an 8x10 photo?

I am entering a photo in the local art show. What size mounting board would i put an 8x10 on? The only rules they said is no frames. They must be able to be displayed but do not have to be framed or have hangers.

Plus what is the best adhesive to adhere it?

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Schroedingers_cat
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Re: How do I mount an 8x10 photo?

If you just want to spray it and stick it on, any art supply will have 3M or some such product.  Since it's just a one off contest that's probably good enough.

If they didn't specify mount size, the same art supply will have pre-cut mounting boards of various  sizes.  See what you think looks good.  It's reasonably common to select the next larger standard size.

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Re: How do I mount an 8x10 photo?

Multi-SportsMom wrote:

I am entering a photo in the local art show. What size mounting board would i put an 8x10 on? The only rules they said is no frames. They must be able to be displayed but do not have to be framed or have hangers.

"Do not have to be framed" is very different from saying "no frames". If it is the former, then you may be competing with nicely framed prints.

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Multi-SportsMom
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Re: How do I mount an 8x10 photo?

coronawithlime wrote:

If you just want to spray it and stick it on, any art supply will have 3M or some such product.  Since it's just a one off contest that's probably good enough.

If they didn't specify mount size, the same art supply will have pre-cut mounting boards of various  sizes.  See what you think looks good.  It's reasonably common to select the next larger standard size.

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thats what i was thinking, as they have a "sticker" with your info on it too.

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Re: How do I mount an 8x10 photo?

Hugowolf wrote:

Multi-SportsMom wrote:

I am entering a photo in the local art show. What size mounting board would i put an 8x10 on? The only rules they said is no frames. They must be able to be displayed but do not have to be framed or have hangers.

"Do not have to be framed" is very different from saying "no frames". If it is the former, then you may be competing with nicely framed prints.

Brian A

The brochure says no frames, and then they told me "do not have to be framed"

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Pete Berry
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Re: How do I mount an 8x10 photo?

Stock mats with backing board in 11x14" overall size, with 7.5x9.5" window for print are widely available at art supply stores such as Michaels, Aaron Bros., and department stores such as Target.

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