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Mount Colours

User_Removed 8 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 13 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 Plus
10 837 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 Plus
9 7.4k 30 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.
JohnParminter 11 1.3k 14 England
4 Nov 2012 7:07PM
Off white.
Pete Plus
17 18.8k 97 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 10 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.

brian1208 Plus
14 11.4k 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 13 1.3k England
4 Nov 2012 9:10PM
I used Ivory when submitting my successful panel. The submission was all colour.
4 Nov 2012 10:51PM
I tend to use black or dark grey.
mikehit 8 8.0k 13 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 15 1.3k England
5 Nov 2012 12:37PM
off white/cream......timeless

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