Fine Art prints are very special: they can be found in the world's finest museums, art galleries and private art collections and should be treasured and cared for in the same way as an original piece of art. Here are some tips on how to enjoy your prints for a very long time.
How to care for your fine art prints
Fine art or giclée prints are delicate so avoid touching the print surface with bare hands as the moisture and oils from your skin can affect print quality. To avoid damage hold prints by the edge or were cotton gloves while holding them.
Take your matted print straight to the framer, do not take it out of the protective plastic sleeve.
Do not touch the print, not even wiping it with the back of your hand.
Be careful not to scuff or scratch the image side of the print.
Store prints properly; protect them form airborne contaminants, extreme light levels and high temperatures.
When displaying prints in frames, mount them under glass (preferably UV glass) to minimise exposure to humidity, cigarette smoke and the atmospheric contaminants.
When framing leave a gap between the glass and the print.
Avoid placing prints in bright sunlight.
Do not display prints outdoors.