PRINTS & WALL ART CARE
Keeping wall art away from direct sunlight, will extend the life of your investment. If you would like more detailed information on the choice of right product, location and durability, please contact me. We also offer wall and product design consultation.
Make sure when handling prints, your hands are clean, or use a gloves, and handle print only by edges. The oils on your hand will leave fingerprints, showing up on dark areas.
Avoid bending prints, use two hands, creases become permanent.
Do not use hands to wipe off any dust.
Use canned air to blow dust.
Keep prints away from extreme temperatures / humidity changes.
Avoid exhibiting prints in direct bright sunlight.
Avoid exhibiting prints in the bathrooms, warping or damage to prints may occur.
Consider Metal Print.
Avoid exhibiting prints near heating and cooling vents, they also can result in damage to your prints over period of time.
Beware of attaching your prints with adhesives.
If you need to display art at direct sunlight, humidity changes, choose Metal Prints – they are waterproof, UV resistant, and can easily cleaned. Another option is to frame prints with acrylic UV protective layer.
DIGITAL IMAGES CARE
Your photos are irreplaceable don’t save money by not following the principle outlined below. If you would like more detailed information on how to securely setup your this system at home, please contact me.
Use 3-2-1 strategy: 3 backups of each file, 2 types of media at home, 1 of those at remote location.
Two at home – if one fails you have another one as a backup.
One at remote location – during disaster (flood, fire) your remote drive is your backup. Remote location can be a bank vault, your friend’s house, etc.
READ MY BLOG: Backup Your Images The Right Way
PHOTO ALBUMS CARE
Keep your album closed when not being viewed. Store it flat and keep in its pouch and box if possible. Do not store your album upright.
Avoid extremes of temperature and humidity. Use your fingertips to turn pages. The oils on your hand will leave fingerprints, showing up on dark areas. Do not use hands to wipe off any dust. Use canned air to blow dust.
Leather covers may be cleaned with a soft cloth dampened with water. Do not use solvents. Suede, silk and linen covers may be dusted with a soft brush.
Hardcover and metal cover albums are laminated and may be cleaned carefully with a soft, water dampened cloth. Be careful, as they will scratch from abrasives.
FILM & TINTYPES CARE
With proper care you can extend the life of your family photographs and albums. While same principle applies to vintage photographs, there are some differences in caring for old photographs, film, tintypes.
I love tintype technology for my fine art, occasionally I offer this service – contact me if you would be interested in tintype session and create original portrait of you on tintype. See some of my tintypes in my creative portfolio.
They can be easily ruined in vinyl albums while exposed to direct sunlight.
Don’t stack them they will easily scratch when rubbing against each other (think of them as film and photograph – one of a kind).
Don’t clean them with solvents.
Find archival polypropylene boxes, or mylar sleeves for proper storage.
Find services to scan your tintype and store them digitally see “How should I care for my digital images”, to prevent loss from physical damage (glass tintypes can break easily).
Film, Film based photographs:
I enjoy the film process for my fine art, please let me know if you would like to add this option to your session, additional fee will apply.
Store negatives separately from photographs and purchase negative sleeves for proper storage.
Find services to scan your film and store them digitally see “How should I care for my digital images”.
Use the digital images to re-print them for display, and preserve the original prints.
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