Mounting is the process of using adhesive to fix a print to a solid rigid material which is known as a substrate. It converts printed artwork into a finished display which is ready to hang.
Laminating is the process of bonding a thin transparent plastic film to any visual material which can confer vital properties to prints including special barriers, coatings, tear resistance and protection from moisture and abrasion. Lamination is used primarily to protect images and make them more durable. It is widely employed for outdoor displays to afford protection from the weather and for displays in high traffic areas to minimize damage.