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