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How To Frame Your Art

For Archival Pigment Prints

We recommend using a contemporary look with 1 1/2-inch-deep frame in a birch, oak, black or white finish and a 3-inch snow white, acid-free matte board. We recommend sealing your frame with tape at the rear to prevent dust entering. Depending on the size of your print, you might want to consider dry-mounting your print to a backing board in a heated vacuum press. This process prevents wrinkling of the print within the frame.

Here are some look suggestions:

here are some look suggestions

For Digital C-Prints

We recommend laminating your print for a contemporary museum look. Use a photo shop to have it professionally laminated to a base, or use a laminating machine if you would rather use a frame. As for UV-resistance, use laminated pouches to protect against color-fade.

Here are some look suggestions:

here are some look suggestions

Choosing a great framer

Framing your art well will ensure its style and its longevity. Here are some tips to help you identify a professional framer:

A great framer has past experience framing fine art and can provide glare-free glass with a UV-protective coating to cover the artwork in the frame. He only uses acid-free materials such as matting and back tape, and a UV-protective glass or plexiglas.

If you choose to laminate your digital C-print, check if your photo lab has experience framing fine art photography, and if it uses a laminating machine with a heat process. This process will protect the print more than a machine using cold lamination. Be careful of low-end laminators with fluctuating temperatures: it can result in bubbles between the print and the plastic, incomplete lamination or variations in thickness of the plastic! Your unique piece deserves better.

Check for helpful consumer reviews on framers and photo lab suggestions in your local area.

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