When it comes to framing (graphic) artworks, there are seemingly endless options. But, bearing in mind that this is about framing a graphic artwork, I’m offering you some tips to help you frame your newly bought print!
Frame or no frame?
Yes! I advise you to give your print a nice frame. Ideally a frame that also fits a passe-partout. (More on this later..) A frame comes in many shapes and sizes. There are interchangeable frames, frames with and without anti-reflective glass, frames made of solid wood and frames made of compressed material with a wood veneer. Frames of metal, plastic… When choosing from one of the options above, it mainly comes down to your own taste. However, a (interchangeable) frame with a glass plate is the best choice for the linoleum prints that you buy in my webshop. As a result, the work is best protected.
Passe-partout or not?
Yes, yes, yes! Always use a passe-partout with linocuts, woodcuts and etchings. Firstly, this ensures that a small space remains between the printing ink and the glass of the frame. Printing inks for graphic techniques always (permanently) have a certain oiliness to them. This could cause the print to stick to the glass after some time. In addition, the passe-partout also provides moisture regulation in the frame, so that the artwork itself is less likely to suffer moisture damage in rooms where the humidity changes quickly. (As is often the case in less well-insulated houses, for example.)
You can also purchase a passe-partout directly from me together with the print you buy. I can also frame the work at an additional cost. In that case, the print is framed with acid-free passe-partout tape: the paper won’t change colour in the long term. Send a message via the contact form for these options. I can offer you a no-obligation quotation for the specific work you want framed!
Tip! Pay attention to the color of the passe-partout: there are pure white passe-partouts, but also off-white, cream, beige or even completely different colors and shades. Not sure which passe-partout color to choose? Then send me a message.
Hopefully the above tips have helped you on your way! If you still have questions, you can always reach me at shop[at]mauricederooij.com.