Conservation framing is considered the highest standard of framing; it ensures protection of your valuable or cherished art for years or even decades to come. We use techniques and materials that ensure the mounting and framing of your artwork can be totally reversed if required and is protected from UV light and lignin degradation. Lignin is the acid in paper. It is the reason why newspapers and all other papers made from wood pulp turn yellow and, over time, deteriorate. When exposed to UV containing light, the process of deterioration will accelerate.
EXAMPLE OF UV DAMAGE VS PROTECTION FROM UV GLASS
CONSERVATION GLASS COMPOSITION
We employ the use of the highest grade archival materials such as; Neutral PH Pure Wheat Starch for reversible hinging. Japanese Mulberry Paper. Archival Acid Free Linen and paper tapes. Archival Polypropylene Mounting Corners. Cotton / Purified acid free Mounting boards. Humidity Absorbent silica gel within frames. UV protective glazing.
We recommend conservation framing to all our customers when long term preservation of the artwork is required. Our standard framing also ensures an acid free environment for your artwork using only 100 % archival acid free hinges, mount board and barrier boards.
STANDARD FLOAT GLASS VS TRUE COLOUR GLASS
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