6 steps to Art Conservation & Care

Fine Art & Prints

Fine art & prints on photo, gloss, or fine art printing paper last longer when framed behind UV protected glass or Plexiglas. Always use clean cloth gloves when handling prints to prevent adsorption of oils or marks from fingerprints. Handle these prints slowly and with plenty of available working space, rapid movements or bumping into foreign objects will dent or crease the print. This artwork should never directly touch glass or Plexiglas.

Un-stretched Canvas

Printed on bright white, poly-cotton blend canvas, our unstretched canvas has a high sheen finish and can be easily stretched without cracking. Our canvas has an absorption resistant surface but may be scratched if placed in direct contact with sharp objects or tools. Always us professional stretcher bars with rounded corners. When stretching prints do not steam the edges or back of the canvas, this will cause your image to turn yellow.

Stretched Canvas

Our stretched canvas prints are gallery wrapped on 2in deep stretcher bar and arrive ready to hang using the included hardware. Take care not to stretch the surface or place under any pressure; this can result in permanent damage.

CLEANING

Always clean your fine art print with a soft, dry, lint free cloth. Never use a wet cloth or chemical cleaning product.. 

General Care

As with any fine art piece it is recommended that the print be displayed under indirect lighting conditions and away from any contact with moisture. Do not display fine art prints in direct sunlight. When framing use acid-free archival for all mount boards, mounting, backing and spacers.

Storage

Please store your fine art prints on paper or canvas in an environment controlled setting for moisture and temperature. Ideal conditions are 70 degrees F, and 55% humidity. Stretched canvas prints should be stored upright on edge not stacked flat. Prints on paper should be interleaved with clean blank acid free paper. 


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