Preservation and archival framing and mounting methods are important to consider for all your artwork.
Detailed information regarding image preservation can be found via The Image Permanence Institute®, at Rochester Institute of Technology. Link to the website is here.
Transportation, delivery and pick up services of small or large artworks is available at a cost locally for clients of Graphic Art Mount.
We can also create custom made crates for delivery interstate and overseas. Crates are suitable for road travel, shipping and air travel.
The studio also partners with a number of couriers and artwork transportation specialists nationally and internationally to assist you in the delivery of your work.
Acrylic products including perspex glaze, face-mounted prints and boxes need important care when cleaning surfaces. For the everyday cleaning of dust from surfaces a soft microfibre cloth used with distilled water. Clean/ gently buff with lint free cloth (e.g. 100% cotton) to remove fingermarks or dust. There are also specific products that available and suitable for cleaning and reducing static on acrylic surfaces. Two products we recommend are KunststoffR and BrillianizeR. When cleaning it's important to do so gently as rigorous cleaning can create surface scratches and permanent damage, excessive rubbing should be avoided.
Keep acrylic away from sunlight. all of our acrylic surfaces have a UV filter, however direct sunlight should be avoided.
DO NOT use window-cleaning sprays, alcohol, ketones, kitchen scouring compounds or solvents (such as acetone, benzene, gasoline, carbon tetrachloride or thinners.) Do not use ammonia based cleaning solutions on acrylic surfaces as it will cause irreparable damage. Do not wrap acrylic directly in bubble wrap, over time bubble wrap will mark surfaces. Always use acid free tissue paper before wrapping in bubblewrap.
To avoid leaving fingermarks handle with soft cotton gloves or disposable nitrite gloves are preferable to use with slippery surfaces such as glass, ceramics and metal as they provide more grip and fit snuggly and for archival handling.