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All of our images are limited editions of 50 each. Once the 50th is sold, the image is then archived and no more are available.
All sizes shown are the mat size. This is the size you need when you purchase a frame. All the sizes of matted photos we sell are standard frame sizes.
We use acid free paper and mat. The inks we use are archival quality. This is done to provide you with the highest level of longevity that we can.
The rustic frame shown is an example of what we have. Each frame is unique due to the variances of the wood. We do our best to match the rustic frame to your image. So each one is hand selected just for you
The black frame shown is all black. What you see in these sample photos are light reflections in the frame.
Care of your photos
Take proper care when handling photographic materials by:
- Having clean hands and wearing non-scratching, microfiber or nitrile gloves, having a clean work area. Yes, even the mat will pick up oils from your hands.
- Keeping food and drink away
- Not marking photographs, even on the back side
- Not using paper clips or other fasteners to mark or organize prints
- Not using rubber bands, self-adhesive tape, and/or glue on photographic materials
Good storage and display is arguably the most important preservation measure for photographic prints:
- A relatively dry (30-40% relative humidity), cool (room temperature or below), clean, and stable environment (avoid attics, basements, and other locations with high risk of leaks and environmental extremes)
- Minimal exposure to all kinds of light; no exposure to direct or intense light
- Distance from radiators and vents
- Minimal exposure to industrial (particularly sulfur-containing) atmospheric pollutants
- Protective enclosures within a box
Hanging your framed photo.
All of our framed pieces come with the wire already mounted. We suggest using two hooks to hang your photo. Not necessarily because of the weight, but to help prevent movement and for safety. You will want to place your hooks about 1/3 of the way in from the outer edge of each frame. So if your frame measures about 22″ you want to come in about 7″ from each edge.
Frames hung with one hook are like a pendulum. With two hooks they are stable. Just about every house gets vibrations from walking across the floor. These slight vibrations transfer to the wall and over time can cause a photo to shift slightly and need straightening. Using two hooks helps to eliminate this movement.
For any questions please contact us.
Proper cleaning of your plexiglass
First created in 1933, plexiglass is made of acrylic and is a shatter-proof, lightweight alternative to real glass. Plexiglass is flexible and durable, but it scratches easily when being cleaned and certain cleaning products can destroy it. Knowing how to properly clean plexiglass will ensure that you do not damage the material and that you have clean, clear plexiglass afterward.
Removing Dust Particles.
Blow dust and dirt off the plexiglass. Using a hair dryer, blow the dust and dirt off the plexiglass. If using a hair dryer, be sure it is set to its coolest setting. Hot air will damage the plexiglass. Position the hair dryer at a 45 degree angle several inches away from the plexiglass, running the air side-to-side down the surface.
- Take the time to thoroughly remove the dust by air before moving on, and keep blowing if you see or feel any large particles on the plexiglass.
- Avoid using a microfiber cloth, because although microfiber is non abrasive, scrubbing dirt or dust with the cloth before blowing larger particles off will still scratch the glass.
Wet the plexiglass with a solution made from water and dish soap. Mix 1 teaspoon (5 millimeters) of soap into 1 US-quart (950 ml) (0.95 liters) of water. Angle the plexiglass at 45 degrees
- Pour the solution into a spray bottle, and gently spray the plexiglass. Keep the plexiglass at a 45 degree angle and allow the mixture to run down the plexiglass slowly.
- Gently running this mixture over the plexiglass will remove the smaller particles of dust and dirt, preparing the glass for wiping.
Avoid using products with alcohol, ammonia, or aromatics. Products like Windex, which contain alcohol, will significantly damage plexiglass. Also avoid solvents such as acetone, dry-cleaning fluid, or any gritty cleanser or polish, as they will damage the surface of the plexiglass.
- Although it is best to use a soap and water mixture, there are some products you can buy that are meant specifically for plexiglass, like Brillianize or Novus.
Use a microfiber cloth to prevent surface scratches. Because plexiglass retains dirt and grime, using something like a paper towel or tablecloth will scratch the surface of the plexiglass. Microfiber cloths will not dig into the pores of the plexiglass and will not damage or scratch the plexiglass once the dirt has been blown off the surface.
- Good alternatives to microfiber cloth are cheesecloth, terry cloth, jersey cloth, cotton flannel, or any other non abrasive material.
Wipe the wet plexiglass with your microfiber cloth. Carefully wipe along the plexiglass surface being sure to only touch portions of the plexiglass that are still wet from the solution. Focus on particularly dirty spots, taking special care not to scrub or apply too much pressure to the surface.
Wipe the plexiglass until it is dry. Do not allow the plexiglass to air dry or sit for too long while it is wet, or else you will leave behind visible water spots. If you find that your plexiglass has dried and retained water spots, just repeat the cleaning process again.
- Water spots are not anymore difficult to remove than dirt or grime, and should come off easily.
That should help you keep your plexiglass shiny clean and spot free.