Preserving Your Photos: What to Do

For many who are on a tight budget, framing can indeed be cumbersome. It’s understandable to say you don’t need that additional expense, you just want to get it over with. If you’ve tried the easy way out with offers and coupons for special discounts, if you’ve tried to shop online in online shops like Lazada and Zalora, but you still haven’t found the best frame that fits your budget, then maybe the best thing to do is to choose wisely. BContemporary  gives you the low-down on what to do to preserve your treasured pictures.

Screen Your Work from the Sun

On one hand, images fade when exposed to the sun. On the other hand, you’ll need lighting (especially from the sun) in order to fully appreciate your picture. Does this sound like a hopeless dilemma? It might, but it really isn’t very difficult to solve. What you have to do is to invest in a high grade UV acrylic glazing (or plexi-glass) so that you are assured of maximum protection. This material is lightweight, acid-free, and shatter-free, in short, just what you need. Ask your BContemporary framer for details on this material.

Give Your Work Some Breathing Space

This is another reason to go for acrylic instead of glass. Acrylic allows for more breathing space for your picture, mainly because acrylic is porous and allows for air flow. This is important because air circulation will delay the acid build-up that will accumulate over time. Delaying acid build-up will also delay its effects on your picture, thus preserving it for a longer period of time.

Consider Going for Metal-Look Frames

This might be a new and strange discovery – the most physically stable, preservation grade, environment-friendly material to be used for framing is high quality anodized aluminum. Photographers have known that for years. Of course, if a metal look is not really your thing, you can still go for high quality wood frames that will not speed up the degradation of your picture. Again, whatever your preferences, talk to the experts at BContemporary.


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