Acids and other contaminants can shorten the life of your print and cause fading or other damage. Therefore, it is essential to use the correct framing materials and techniques. You should always use materials that are acid-free and proven to be archival. As for the question of whether to dry mount your print to a board or suspend your print in the frame with hinges or corners, it’s up to you. Mounting is an accepted means of displaying fine art photographs, which we recommend especially for prints larger than 16×20″. When the print gets really big, hinged and corner mounted prints tend to warp from temperature and humidity, and sometimes break loose and fall. A dry mounted print, however, will look beautiful for years to come. Have the framer use only archival adhesives and mounting boards. As far as glazing (glass) is concerned, you may be able to extend the life of our digital paper prints by using UV glass.
Because canvas prints are not intended for display under glass, our newest canvas prints use solvent inks made for outdoor signs. They are more resistant to fading than prints made from pigment inks, and they provide greater more protection from the elements, including spills.