Technical terms explained.
If you have ever wondered what a framer is talking about, here I hope to provide you with some answers, it really is not that complicated so lets begin with a listing of common terms or words used in every day framing.
Mount: There are two meanings in UK English for Mount, the most common is the bevel edge cut mount board that acts as a border around an image keeping the glass off the work. Mounts may be single window or multiple and may be stacked for double or treble mounts.Mount boards range from budget through to Conservation and on to Museum boards made of cotton.
The other is the means of attaching or hinging a work of art to a back board, this has to be done very carefully so that it does not damage the piece and at Museum level must be fully reversible.