store prints without mounts directly one on top of the other, unless
they have been separated by acid-free tissue.
Never store or leave prints flat on the floor. Keep them elevated so
that air can circulate underneath and around them.
have clean hands, as natural body oils can do permanent damage to the
paper. Always use two hands to lift the
paper so that the edges do not get crimped and never touch or drag anything
across the image area.
According to museum curators, 50% humidity is ideally suited for keeping
fine works of art. Never frame directly onto glass.
If your prints have not been mounted it invites condensation to form
which will ultimately destroy the print.
Make sure you check for dampness on any outer wall where you are hanging
Never hang paintings or store them in damp basements or cellars.
light fades works of art on paper eventually, prints are more fragile
then originals so never hang your art opposite
a bright window. The optimum is five foot-candles, which is roughly
equivalent of a 150 watt bulb,
approximately four or five feet away from the piece that is being lighted.
For best results use
flourescent white light and a sheet of special glass that
stops the harmful light
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