Slide mount options explained

Slide mount thicknessThe types of slide mounts are their application seems to cause a bit of confusion, particularly to those who aren’t photographers or who are too young to know about the world of ‘proper’ photography using film! OK, with tongue removed from cheek, here are types and applications:

Quick summary

Unmounted – cheapest option but you will need to have your own slide mounts to use them in a slide projector.
Plastic mounted – the most common option as the slides are ready to use straight away in slide projectors or on light boxes.
Glass mounted – Actually no longer available but was most expensive option and only for those with a particular niche use. If you didn’t know why you need them they you didn’t need them!

Detailed information