Proper Framing and Matting

LIMITED EDITION PRINTS

Inadequate or improper matting and framing can cause damage to your art print. Discoloration and deterioration are cause by use of standard
non-conservation mat board. Acids contained in these standard mats can cause paper to turn brown, become brittle and eventually deteriorate
when removed from the frame.

In matting of your art print, only rag conservation board with ph factor of 7.5 should be used. for both the mounting board behind the print as well as the mat or mats used on top of the print.

Non-rag conservation mat board, with it s wide range of colors and textures, can be used for matting, as long as the inside of the mat, which is in constant direct contact with the print, is lined with at least a 2-ply rag conservation board. Only all-rag, ph 7.5 acid free materials should be in direct contact with the front or back of the print. This includes the hinges, which suspend the print under the mat. The print should never be mounted or permanently secured to the mounting board by any method.

IF THE ORIGINAL CONDITION OF THE PRINT IS ALTERED IN ANY WAY IT WILL AFFECT THE COLLECTOR VALUE.

Depend on highly experienced picture framers for advice on matting and
framing.

 

 

 

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