Monday, May 7, 2018

Here’s a Tip: Keep Prints Off Your Art

You spend hours painting. You select just the right frame, mats, mounting board and glazing. You assemble the treatment and find the perfect spot to show it off in your home.

Then, you see the spot. That big fingerprint on the art, right in the middle of your otherwise-perfect display.

It’s every framer’s most annoying oversight. But luckily, Nikka Wolfenbarger from our print department has a handy tip to keep it from happening to you.

“When handling prints, try your best not to touch the surface,” Nikka said. “It can leave fingerprints or smudges that can’t be removed without taking the piece apart.”

Touching your art can also transfer oils from your hands, which could damage the piece.

If it’s too hard not to touch your art while you frame it, consider using cotton gloves. They’ll give you the freedom to adjust your prints as necessary without leaving prints.

Need more tips? Our How-To section is a great resource.


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