Step #3 - Find the mount that matches your stamp.
My stamp measures out at 27 x 23, so ideally I am looking for a #27/23 mount. I look through the mount lists for a #27/23 mount and unfortunately there is not an exact match which is often the case.
If your stamp measured out at 40mm wide x 25mm tall you would have an easy choice with a #40/25 mount. Mounts are also sold in long strips. So rather than purchasing a pre-cut size #40/25, you
may choose to buy a 215mm long strip #25 and cut it to the correct width yourself. A 215mm long strip #25 could also be listed as a #215/25 (width x height) but it is more commonly known as simply a #25.
What I want to do now is find the closest size for my example stamp. Mounts are sealed at the top and bottom so the height of a mount cannot be easily changed. On the other hand, the width can
easily be change by just cutting the mount down to size. So when searching for a size, the second number, the height, is the most important number to match as close as possible. By looking through the mount lists, I
find that my closest choice comes in a 215mm long strip - #24. I can purchase a #24 and cut the width to the size of my stamp.
This method is the same regardless of the size of stamps you are
measuring. A single stamp is measured the same as a large pane of stamps and picking out the best matching mounts uses the same process.Back to the Showgard mounts page.Back to the Scott mounts page.