What Is Conservation Framing?
Put simply, conservation framing employs the use of materials that have been proven to protect and maintain art as close to its original condition as possible.
When Should I ask for Conservation Framing?
Value is at best a subjective thing, one way to measure it is monetary terms. If the item you are framing represents and investment, and has resale value, it should most certainly be conservation framed.
1. Specify Conservation Series Glass.
Ultra-violet light is one of the most dangerous elements that your artwork can encounter. It will not only cause your colors to fade but to a mere shadow of their former glory, but will cause the materials themselves to begin to break down right in the frame. Conservation quality picture framing glass is specially formulated to protect framed works of art from the damaging effects of ultra-violet light. By specifying Tru-Vue Conservation Series glass, you are insuring that over 97% of these most damaging light rays are filtered out before ever coming into contact with your valuables.
2. Specify Conservation Quality Mat board.Ordinary pulp based mat board contains acids and lignin's, which over a period of time damage the artwork they come in contact with. Conservation quality art-board is free of all acids, lignin's and other impurities found in ordinary "pulp" board. The result is an inert or pH neutral board which will cause no damage to the artwork it encases as time goes by.