Taking Care of that Limited Edition Print

Suggestions for Displaying Your Fine Art Print

To protect your investment, the following suggestions should be followed to increase the life of your photographic print. They are only GUIDELINES and it is still your choice of how and where you hang your pieces of art work

Probably the most important concern for your artwork, even after having it properly framed, is where you decide to hang and display it. By all means - AVOID HANGING ANY PIECE OF ART WHERE IS WILL BE EXPOSED TO DIRECT SUNLIGHT. This is probably the single most important bit of advice that I can stress. Exposure to direct sunlight has most likely damaged more art than any other element of concern. Please make every effort to avoid having your art in a location which will have it face long periods of exposure to excess light.

The primary cause of image fading on most photographic materials is "visible light". 
All two dimensional art should be framed and displayed under glass to protect
the image surface from the environment. Glass adds another layer of protection against ultraviolet light. 

When cleaning the glass, do not spray the cleaner directly on the glass -- the
cleaner could inadvertently run under the edge of the frame, contaminating the
mounting material or art; spray your cloth first, and then, wipe the glass clean. 

The best method for displaying your print is to hang the it in an area that is never hit with direct sunlight. It is recommended that  prints be displayed in tungsten lighting, ideally with 75-watt (75R30/FL) or 150-watt (150R/FL) internal reflector flood lamps. Installing a dimmer switch on the display light lets you adjust the intensity for greatest effect and print longevity. Quartz halogen and fluorescent lamps are NOT recommended unless a UV filter, such as Plexiglas UF-3, is placed over the fixtures.

To extend the life of a print on display, keep the room as dark as possible when not in use. As far as temperature and humidity is concerned, don't hang your print in areas that experience wide temperature variations, high heat (attics), or high humidity (damp basements). Wide temperature variations can cause the framing materials to warp. High temperature and humidity shortens the life of your print. The use of air conditioners, especially humidity-control units, are recommended.

For maximum enjoyment of your fine art print, display your framed piece in an area that allows for people to stand back and take in the entire image.

These GUIDELINES will hopefully help extend the life of your Limited Edition Print.
Just remember that they are only guidelines and no extra guarantees for extend life of the limited edition prints are applied here if you chose to use these guidelines.

I hope that you  and your viewing audience have many years enjoyment from these Limited Edition Prints.

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