The Framing Process
As most of you will surely acknowledge, framing can quickly turn into an overwhelming and costly experience. I went through this process when I started exhibiting and learned a lot along the way. For my prints to be handled with the utmost care was paramount. Therefore, I spent a consequent amount of time learning about archival framing techniques so I could do it myself.
As a result, I am now able to offer you museum conservation grade framing at a fraction of the cost practiced by leading framing specialists. Don’t just take my word for it: should you find a place who offers a better deal for the same service and quality elements, I will reimburse you the difference. Why would I do that? I want you to be happy with your purchase, and know that you made the right choice.
Q: What does museum conservation grade framing mean?
A: It’s a framing technique meant to insure that the art piece – here, the print – is adequately protected from the outside environment. Consequently, a print that you would purchase from me would retain its integrity far longer: typically, over a hundred years.
Following is a list of elements and self-imposed cardinal rules that you might find of interest:
- I use acrylic instead of glass. Advantages: purer optically, lighter and impact resistant.
- The type of acrylic I use blocks 98% of ultraviolet radiation and is non-glare, so you can enjoy your artwork better while resting assured it is well protected.
- Both the backing and mat actively trap and eliminate external pollutants and chemicals.
- I use a special framing sealing tape to protect the artwork from the actual wood of the frame.
- I use mounting strips instead of adhesive. Advantage: chemical free.
- I use cotton gloves when handling the print.
For inventory purposes, I carry a specific color for both mat (white) and frame (black). This combination is a great finishing touch that complements my prints beautifully. However, I am well aware that it may not always work well with your decor. In such a case, I can work with you to find a better color coordination. I aim to please so do not hesitate to contact me with any question or inquiry. Whether you are an individual, a company or an interior decorator, I am sure I can help you find the perfect print to enhance your space.