At Blue Dog we’ll laminate, frame, print or block mount your poster or at the most competitive prices in town. You can bring in your own posters, photographs, kids drawings (anything you like!) and we’ll do them for you.
Block mounting is a process whereby a poster is mounted flat onto a 7.5mm thick sheet of MDF (wood to those who don’t care about specifics).
The poster can then be hung easily.
It’s become a low-cost alternative to framing and looks especially good for Contemporary Art or Movie & Music posters in modern living spaces.
The blockmounts are finished with black edges and are strung on the back with sturdy fixings to make hanging easy.
For hooks, Blockmounts are much lighter than a frame of equal size so most picture hooks will work just fine. You’ll need to use appropriate hooks for the type of wall & weight of the blockmount (a 60 x 90cm poster weighs 4kg when mounted) so if you’re not sure ask your local hardware store or just check the instructions on the packet.
Block mounted posters can be left plain with no protection or laminated in either a gloss or laminate finish (see below). A laminate will protect the poster from dirt & finger prints and will extend the life of any blockmount. It is highly recommended for images with lots of black white or red in them as these show marks more easily. It is also highly recommended if the item will be hung in a kitchen or bathroom or if it will be handled a lot. Please see our price list on his page for lamination and block mounting prices according to size.
We recommend a gloss finish particularly for black & white or sepia images and images with bright colours. The gloss finish will make the colours and contrasts stand out more.
A matt finish is recommended especially for block mounts that are to be displayed in areas that receive a lot of light, eg in front of windows. The matt finish will diffuse the light and minimize reflection.
Add a beautiful frame to your favourite poster. Pop into the store to select from a wide range or follow the quick and easy steps below when ordering online.
For Lamination only — you can now have any poster gloss laminated without mounting.
This can be added to any poster in your order or if you live in Sydney it can be done the same day in our Newtown shop. Please refer to the price list below.
Posters that are already laminated can also be blocked mounted.