PRINT CARE

It's important that you should care for your purchased prints just as you would any delicate and valuable artwork. With proper handling, your prints will remain in pristine condition for many years to come.

Recommendations: 

Handling

  • Natural skin oils or other contaminants can easily transfer to the print. As a preventative measure, we recommend washing your hands before touching a photograph. 

  • Use both hands and support the back of a print when picking up the photograph.

  • Never attempt to rub the surface of the image with your finger or fingernail as this could scratch the surface of the print.

Framing

  • When framing your print use a good quality glass specifically designed for protecting fine art and photographic images. We also recommend using an acid-free archival mat to prevent the print and glass from touching.

Exposure to Elements

  • Keep your print out of direct sunlight. Even the best quality materials are subject to cracking or fading if exposed to prolonged periods of sunlight. 

  • Hang your print away from areas where airborne dust, dirt and pollutants such as smoke can leave a discolouring residue.

  • Avoid extreme fluctuations in moisture and temperature. Excessive fluctuations between dryness and humidity, or extreme heat and cold can negatively affect the state of your print. 

 

Cleaning

  • The print should be dusted with a clean, soft rag, to prevent dust buildup. Never use cleaning products or water as this may permanently damage the print.

  • Do not blow on your print as you may inadvertently deposit water droplets that can mark your print.

  • If using compressed air, apply short bursts while keeping the nozzle at least 12" back from the face of the print.