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Backing Boards

Choosing a backing board is usually down to personal preference.
We offer ours by the colour and texture of the face.
The standard MDF Brown board is the most popular because it is the cheapest and that is all that is generally required from a Backing Board. But you can choose from a Rough Grey Face or a Smooth Grey Face as well.
We also have some specalist Backing Boards as their features separate them from the regular ones. These include, Corrugated Core, Foam Core, Wood Pulp, Kraft and Conservation White Surface.

STANDARD BROWN BACKING BOARD
A Non-Conservation Solid MDF Backing Board with a brown core and smooth brown surfaces throughout the board.

WHEN TO USE A STANDARD BROWN BACKING BOARD

This is the most popular backing board with framers, especially the MDF/1.


SMOOTH GREY BACKING BOARD
A Non-Conservation Solid Grey Smooth Backing Board with a grey core and smooth grey surfaces throughout the board.

WHEN TO USE A SMOOTH GREY BACKING BOARD

If you require a grey colour backing board.
Framers also like it as a cheap alternative for monting work. It has a smooth surface, but do not use on conservation work as it is not acid free.


ROUGH GREY BACKING BOARD
A Non-Conservation Solid Grey Rough Backing Board with a grey core and rough grey surfaces throughout the board.

WHEN TO USE A ROUGH GREY BACKING BOARD

If you require a grey colour backing board.
Cheapest backing board in the range, but it does have rough surfaces.


CORRUGATED CORE BACKING BOARD
An Acid Free Backing Board with corrugated light brown core and smooth brown surfaces.

WHEN TO USE CORRUGATED BOARD

Offers more protection as the core acts as a sponge.


KRAFT BACKING BOARD
An Acid Free Kraft Backing Board which has a grey core with brown surfaces.

WHEN TO USE KRAFT BOARD

Becoming more popular with framers and competes with the MDF board as it is easier to cut with less mess and therefore no need to wear a breathing mask.


FOAM BACKING BOARD
An Acid Free Solid White Foam Backing Board. It has the same white colour on the smooth surfaces and its foam core.

WHEN TO USE FOAM BOARD

Primarily used for  dry and block mounting and for making shadow boxes, such as football shirts and any type of fabric art (silk, cross stitch, needle point etc.)


CONSERVATION WHITE BACKING BOARD
An Acid Free  Backing Board with a grey core and white surfaces.

WHEN TO USE CONSERVATION WHITE BOARD

Some framers prefer a white face rather than the brown or grey ones.
It can also be used to mount work on using the Heat process, while it 2000micron thickness provides rigidity.


WOOD PULP BACKING BOARD
A Non-Conservation Solid Cream Wood Pulp Backing Board that has the same cream colour in the core and the surfaces.
The 0MAC/1191 is stock especially for the Valiani range of mount cutters.

WHEN TO USE PULP BOARD

A soft and easy to cut board that is ideal for producing extra deep bevels.
Bevel the board and then use bevel tape to cover the bevel under a mountboard to give the effect of a deeper bevel.


DRY MOUNTING BOARDS

When dry mounting, a Substrate is one essential part of the process. Different materials can be used as a substrate and a board is one of them.
They are used as the item onto which an image such as a photo is bonded onto.
There are 2 processes for Dry Mounting:
1) A Heat Process which is applied using a Vacuum Press Maching.
2) A Cold Process which is applied using a roller or a Jetmounter Machine.
There are boards specifically designed for each process and there are boards that can be used for either process.
Our boards are seperated by their acidity, being either Conservation or Non-Conservation.

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1220mm x 914mm Corrugated Backing Board
BACK/0001
Easy To Cut, Brown Finish Meets Fine Art Trade Guild standards ..
GREYBOARD
BACK/0002
Easy To Cut, Grey Finish, Suitable For Mounting ..
GREY BACKING BOARD
BACK/0003
Rough Grey Boards ..
SMOOTH GREYBOARD
BACK/0004
Easy To Cut, Grey Finish, Suitable For Mounting ..
SMOOTH GREYBOARD
BACK/0006
Easy To Cut, Grey Finish, Suitable For Mounting ..
2 SIDED WHITE LINED GREYBOARD
BACK/0008
Easy To Cut, White Finish Both Sides Suitable For Moulding ..
CONSERVATION BACKING BOARD
BACK/0010
Easy To Cut, Water Proof And Suitable For Direct Mounting On The White Fascia ..
2 SIDED KRAFT BOARD 2260MIC (1220MM X 914MM)
BACK/0014
Easy To Cut, Brown Finish Both Sides, Suitable For Mounting, Fsc Mix 70% ..
2.2MM HARDBOARD SHEETS(4'X4')
HB/1
Brown Economical Backing Board ..
CHIPBOARD
MB/CHIP10
Smooth Grey Chipboard ..
CHIPBOARD
MB/CHIP20
Smooth Economical Backing Board ..
FOAMBOARD
MB/FOAM3.5
Very Lightweight, Strong And Rigid ..
FOAMBOARD
MB/FOAM5.0
Very Lightweight, Strong And Rigid ..
FOAMBOARD
MB/FOAMJUM
Very Lightweight, Strong And Rigid ..
FRAMERS GREY BOARD
MB/GREY15
Grey Economical Backing Board ..
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