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Whether you’re a seasoned artist or a beginning framer, we know you’d like your work to stay beautiful
for generations to come.
That’s why we offer a variety of materials that will
protect your art, including Bainbridge ArtCare mats and mounting boards.
But what about the actual frames themselves? Are they
When it comes to our metal frames,
absolutely.All of the metal frames we
carry are made from the highest quality Nielsen aluminum. Aluminum is an inert
material that does not outgas or contain acids. That makes all of our metal
frames archival and suitable for conservation framing.
Wood frames are not inherently archival,
but there are a tricks that professionals use to protect
artwork framed with wood from absorbing potential outgassing from your wood
Use conservation-grade Artcare materials. They’re designed to absorb gases that may occur within the
Seal the raw wood rabbet with archival
frame sealing tape.