Find a local framer and ask them to frame your print with a PH neutral mount and to glaze it with glass. If the mount board is quite thick that is a nice touch too.
The outer moulding can be to your choice to suit your interior. There are many options including:
• Paper wrapped
• Solid wood like Ash, Oak or Pine. You can add finishes like lime waxed, coloured or clear wax.
• Painted or pre-finished wood in colours
• Gold or silver guided frames
• Metal frames such as thin aluminium
Always allow a 3inch (7.5 cm) mount width all round to give your signed print space to breath.
You can also consider a double mount, but that isn't essential.
Glaze you signed print with glass rather than acrylic, unless it is being hung in a space with children or where objects might hit it and then use UV acrylic glazing if you can.
You will have options for the glass, standard glass is fine, but you might be offered:
• Standard picture glass
This is ideal for most situations and the best value.
• Non-reflective glass
This helps to remove reflections from windows, but can add a noticeable texture across the surface.
• UV protective glass or acrylic archival UV protection are ideal for maximum longevity as the UV in daylight can impact the colours over time and these types of glazing remove 99% of the UV.
• Museum Glass
This is the very best quality glass that not only reduces UV ultra violet light but removes most reflections without a noticeable texture. It is however a lot more expensive but could be worth it if you intend to keep your signed print for a lifetime.
The way we have framed our artists' signed prints can be seen here.