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Mounting on Foamboard

I posted this thread a wee while ago, wondering what to do with the stupidly long panorama I'd shot.

Well I found a solution of sorts. DSCL happened to have an offer on printing 24 x 12 inch prints, so I downsized the image to 72inches, then made three separate files from it, which DSCL printed. I had to trim some excess white space from the top and bottom, but that's no chore.

I found that Hobbycraft were selling A1 sheets of foamboard (if you're not familiar with it, it's 5mm thick, plastic with a foam core. It's rigid, but not hard) at 4 for 10. So I duly picked some up along with some spraymount and mounted them up.

Not the neatest job I've ever done, but it works pretty well. Going to wall mount them with adhesive pads (we have an unloved wall, and it will help hide the woodchip).

Pic below of how they turned out (there's another, longer pano under the books and extra sheets of board). Each one is 24 x 10.5ish.

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Re: Mounting on Foamboard

Looks good so far........excellent technique..

You could also mount the three with an inch gap between them, a recent fashion of mounting and displaying photos. I quite like them...

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Re: Mounting on Foamboard

It's a nice, pretty cheap way of mounting something that would be really expensive to do any other way. I suppose the cost means it's fairly disposable too so you could bin it if you don't like it six months or indeed get it done properly if you really love it.

I will probably mount them with space between them the three sections don't align exactly (presumably there was bleed on the prints which was trimmed) so it will look a bit funny otherwise.

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Re: Mounting on Foamboard

Hi Mike,
Years ago Foam Board was 'the thing' for mounting Exhibition Graphics - used it many times. Not thought about it since your Post, so wonder if a more 'extreme' medium would be a sheet of that Foam Insulation Board from Builders Merchants, (the stuff that goes in between Stud Walls ). It comes out at anything between 20 - 50mm thick. Obviously more robust and a bit more dramatic in relief.
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Re: Mounting on Foamboard

We've used it at work for mounting things in the past, which is why it occurred to me. We called it kappa board, that might have been a brand name though.

I guess insulation board would work - might need a bit of finishing to tidy it up though Thinking about it, anything with a surface that would take the adhesive would theoretically work - might be a use for that old plastic laminated chipboard furniture after all...
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Hi Snag, yep I remember kappa, but can't remember if it was the foamcore stuff or the more ridged/dense plastic mounting sheet that was also around at the time. Re Insulation Board - a really sharp meat carving knife can produce a good result
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