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User_Removed 5 4.6k 1 Scotland
4 Nov 2012 4:33PM
What colour of mounts do members normally use for their mono prints?

The reason I ask is that I am preparing a panel of mixed colour and mono prints for assessment for an RPS distinction and the "notes of guidance" "suggest" that all prints should be in the same colour of mounts and further "suggests" that light coloured mounts are best..

Normally I use ivory or off-white mounts for colour prints and charcoal for mono prints (or dark brown if it is a sepia mono print).

Interested if any members routinely use light colour mounts with mono prints and if they think it works OK.

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mlewis e2
10 1.5k United Kingdom
4 Nov 2012 5:14PM
I always use white or slightly off white mounts regardless of colour or B&W. I think they work well.
crookymonsta e2
6 705 10 England
4 Nov 2012 6:50PM
We had a talk at camera club the other night about submitting panels to the RPS and the advice was slightly off-white mounts for everything.
SlowSong e2
6 4.8k 29 England
4 Nov 2012 7:05PM
Agree with the above. Off-white goes with most things. You can get an ingres version which gives a bit of texture if you don't want just plain.
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JohnParminter
7 1.3k 14 England
4 Nov 2012 7:07PM
Off white.
Pete e2
13 18.7k 96 England
4 Nov 2012 7:13PM
I used to use a dark green which worked well on Agfa record rapid fibre based paper prints.
NEWMANP e2
6 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2012 7:18PM
Arquadia make really nice archive mount board, snow white with a black core (sss 007 001) it looks stunning with bw or colour. that black core makes everything look better.
as it happens im doing just the same as you right now. got less that 2 weeks and only half way printed.

i used to used off white with a slight texture but have shifted totally to arquadias ice white white core or blackcore for everything.

good luck with the panel. is it L or A.

Phil
brian1208 e2
11 10.6k 12 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2012 8:32PM
I use the antique white from Cotswold Mounts (with cream core not white core). Plain and simple it suits B&W and Colour (as others have said)

I also prefer to use it with a plain surface rather than texture most of the time
MikeA e2
10 1.2k England
4 Nov 2012 9:10PM
I used Ivory when submitting my successful panel. The submission was all colour.
bouic e2
5 3 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2012 10:51PM
I tend to use black or dark grey.
mikehit e2
5 7.1k 11 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2012 9:39AM

Quote:I used to use a dark green which worked well on Agfa record rapid fibre based paper prints.


In a recent club competition, I had one of my prints in a pale green mount. The judge hated it!!! Afterwards, I asked him what was wrong a green mount and he said that green mounts very rarely work and are probably the hardest colour to match with a print. Having said that, most people in the club said they thought the mount went quite well, so maybe it is one of those things that is OK for 'personal viewing' but not good for being judged (which you will be).


Credit to the judge, though: his prejudice against the mount did not stop him awarding me equal winner Tongue
teepee e2
11 745 England
5 Nov 2012 12:37PM
off white/cream......timeless

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