Lithograph framing should properly protect the art as well as visually enhance it. Whether you are selecting a framing design to coordinate with your own personal taste and decor or you are an artist framing your own work for a show the fundamentals are the same. All matting and backing materials should be archival, which means they are acid free materials. This will provide the best level of protection for your investment. The art should be hinged using archival paper or tape and be fully reversible allowing for the art to be removed from the mount without any damage. Lithographs are framed under glass, or glazing, to protect the paper. The glazing should be Conservation grade which means that it provides UV filtering protection for the art. Plexiglas is a good option in that it is shatterproof and notably lighter than glass. This is particularly important for larger pieces and any time the work needs to be shipped. The art should not come into direct contact with the glazing. In addition to the aesthetic aspect of matting, it also provides the space needed to keep the paper from resting against the glass. When selecting styles and colors for matting and framing there are a wide range of options. When recommending options your designer will consider the style and proportions of the art as well as your personal taste. You may prefer a very classic and traditional presentation or you can opt for a more creative and unique approach. There are always a variety of options that will work for your lithograph framing, ultimately you will live with your art and the best design option is the one that works best for you.
Frame of Reference – Picture Framing – (610) 431-1450
1502 West Chester Pike – West Chester, PA 19382
In Historic Chester County, Pennsylvania