The Benefits of Conservation Framing

Conservation framing is the presentation of artworks, photographs and other memorabilia with the goal of protecting them with materials and methods that prevent damage. The process uses techniques that are reversible so that the artwork, photo or object is not damaged if it needs to be removed from the site. Frame.

Damage to artwork, photographs and memorabilia can occur without your knowledge. Two common slow processes that cause damage are acidic materials and UV bleaching. Paper, it is more likely to discolour.When you think of old newsprint, it quickly fades because it's designed to be disposable. UV bleaching also changes the color of the artwork, photo or object. The dyes and inks used generally fade at different rates depending on their chemical composition. Nature. For example, some photos fade to red, others to blue.

These risks can be controlled by the options available in Top Frames such as UV glass, acid-free backing and acid-free mats.

UV Glass

picture frame glass comes with a UV rating, expressed as a percentage of UV light. We offer many different glass products to meet your needs.Of those that block a high percentage of UV light, we recommend TrueVue UltraVueglass as it is glare-free and blocks 70% of UV light. If you want to block 99% of UV light, we recommend using TrueVue Museum Glass.

Acid Free Backing and Cardboard

Top Frames use acid free foam as the standard backing. Our foam sheet has a high density polystyrene core and is covered on each side with a neutral pH matte finish paper. This provides physical protection and an acid-free finish.

We can supply AlphaRag acid-free mats that are 100% cotton and museum quality. These mats are pH neutral and available in a variety of colors to help you display and protect your artwork, photos or memorabilia.

We can provide you with free quotes on standard frames and conservation frames so you can protect your artwork, photos and memorabilia.

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