Post by dexterbulldog on Aug 26, 2013 17:00:31 GMT 1
I'm wondering specifics, what you would allow to be done and what you would never allow? I've spoken with a few local framers ( in New York so I don't have the luxury of some of the UK Banksy expert framers) and it seems inevitable that something needs to be in contact with the print. One recommended acid free linen tape and tells me i shouldnt worry about doing any damage to the print, is this true? i asked about using some kind of a corner so that nothing is touching the print, but they said the size/weight may be an issue and that other parts of the framing will still be in contact. Do you do uv glass or plexiglass?
I'm rather new at this and did look through old framing threads, and some of it is a little over my head. Any insight is appreciated. Links to threads with info I may have missed that are in newcomer language. Even a simple list of "ok" methods or phrases and a list of "never" do. I feel like even from reputable framers the opinion of what is acceptable differs, as do techniques, and i want to be able to enjoy the piece without stressing damaging something that may one day get passed to my children.
I think that this is where using a reputable framer is very important. I have the same problem as you, every framer that I speak to offers a different opinion and technique regarding what materials should be used to frame a print of high value, it's all very confusing and worrying. The minimum that you should be asking for is acid free mounts/backing boards, acid free tape is essential. Make it clear that the process needs to reversible and leave no damage, perhaps get them to agree to that in writing. Make sure that they are insured and that should there be problems with the framing further down the line that they are covered to rectify those problems. From the research that I've done it does indeed look like that unless you're using mylar corners (which will be on show) then something does indeed need to be in contact with the actual print to hold it back, even if using a mount. Just ensure it's acid free.
The only don't that I've come across is never let the print touch the glass itself.
Glass is all about personal preference, I've used UV reflective glass on my most valuable prints and it's 99% effective from stopping UV light (that's just for a cheap option), there are even better ones on the market with anti glare anti reflection qualities. Plexi is a good option if you're worried about the frame falling of the wall. I believe they even do a UV reflective plexi.
I dont know how much truth there is to this, but I have been told by various people that the tape the conservation framers use can be neutralised by putting lighter fluid on it. This 'apparently' removes all the glue and leaves no marks
Hayaku tape or Japanese hinges with wheat starch. Tru vue con clear glass as a minimum, not that mych more that standard float glass but jump to the anti reflective museum version which is essentially con clear with an anti reflective coat on and the price jump is out of this world. Conservation mountboards that are acid free or museum cotton rag boards. There is a lot of scare mongery in the framing game and everyone has an opinion of what's best. Do your homework on the net and then work within your budget.
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