In photography, the term "mounting" or "laminating" refers to a process in which a printed or exposed photograph is applied to a stronger backing material, such as cardboard or aluminum, to make it more stable and durable. Mounting protects the photo from damage such as creases, tears, or moisture, while also giving it a high-quality presentation.
The mounting process involves adhering the photo to the backing material using a special adhesive. Care is taken to avoid air bubbles or wrinkles between the photo and the backing to ensure a smooth surface. Depending on the chosen product, WhiteWall, for example, may seal the photo with acrylic glass or a protective lamination.
Mounting is often used in exhibitions, presentations, or professional printing to protect photos, posters, or other images and give them a robust and appealing display. Mounting also adds rigidity to the photo, allowing it to be placed in a frame without additional support.