The mount is a coloured border between the picture and frame. This has two functions, firstly to separate the image from its surroundings so the picture can be viewed in its own space and secondly a physical application as it prevents the glass from touching the artwork.
As you will see on this and the adjoining pages a mount can take many forms. At Eagle Gallery, we are specialists in both mount cutting and decorating, traditional and modern. With our latest technology computerised mount cutter, we can now offer even more options than before and at a lower cost. Examples of various decorative techniques can be found on the following pages.
We have 100's available to order so we should be able to find the colour you need.
This mount was designed to show what is possible with a computerised mount cutter and a little skill.
Computer Controlled Mount Cutting
Our Gunnar F1 computer-controlled mount cutter means we can now offer many more design options, cut faster than ever before, and if you already have a frame and just need a mount we can often do it while you wait. We have always been able to cut fancy decorative corners and irregular shapes into mountboard, however, it tended to be time-consuming and therefore relatively costly. Now, with our state of the art equipment not only are we able to offer more choice we can also do it quicker and at a lower cost.
It is now possible to cut multiple windows in any combination, decorative corners, multi-layer mounts, trace shapes from photographs, cut out letters, numbers and names, creating unique framing designs.
We have always been creative with our framing and pushed the boundaries but this machine has enabled us to go to a whole new level.
A piece of 3D mount carving and lettering all carried out on the Gunnar mountcutter.
A multi layer mount with deep bevel and feathered chanel.
A mount design based on the Red Bull logo cut from a carbon fibre effect mountboard.
Part of a Chelsea piece from 2012. A real 3D effect from carved mountboard.
A detail from a collection of Le Mans 24hrs memorabilia.
The England Rugby logo displayed in the mount for a framed rugby shirt.
This shows the cutting blade on the left and pen tool on the right.
A mount cutting design inspired by one of the two main features - the stripes.
Here the mount has been cut to follow the outline of the Parachute Regiment wings.
Double angled triple mounts and pen tool lettering.
Part of a Games Makers frame with mountboard 2012 design.
3D flag and H M Plant company logo.
This shows the pen tool in action, drawing an intricate design onto a mountboard.
The computer screen showing a double mount with decorative corners.
Photo Name Mounts
We can cut mounts with a font specially designed for displaying photos. Names or teams cut be cut to any size in any of our coloured mountboards.
Wedding Planners & Table Plans
There has been an increase in requests for us to produce large table plans, especially for weddings. Square, rectangular and circles can be easily cut to your layout plan in a wide selection of colours.