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Storage and Transport

Always store and carry frames back to back or front to front as the hangers on the back of the frame can damage the frame underneath. Surface or float mount articles should be handled upright if stored vertically or on their back if stored flat.

Picking Up a Frame

It is important to carry the frame with a grip on both sides of it. By flexing the frame it may cause the corners to split. It is therefore important to pick up and transport the frame as shown above.

Care of Original Art

Often when artworks are acquired or purchased, no budget exists for their immediate framing. To preserve their integrity and prevent damage due to handling, strategies for long-term appropriate storage should be addressed.

Frames on the Wall
Frames on the Wall
Frames on the Wall

Where to Hang It

It is important to consider environmental factors, which will have long-term effect on the safety of your art, such as; UV light (sun/fluoro/ incandescent light), heat/cold (especially rapid change in temperature), humidity (bathroom/tropics).

Glass Isn't Just Glass

Choosing the glazing material for your artwork requires consideration of the site of hanging, personal taste, and the value of the artwork. If your artwork has major conservation requirements the glass of choice should be conservation glass which blocks 99% of UV.

Custom Framed Mirrors

We offer a variety of options when it comes to mirrors. We can custom make mirrors using the large variety of frames we have available and also offer specialty mirror options like bevelled edges, polished edges, and bronze and grey finishes.

 

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