Re: Dry-mounting gum prints

From: Christina Z. Anderson ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 05/05/05-07:09:56 AM Z
Message-id: <00a401c55173$eca9b140$6101a8c0@your6bvpxyztoq>

Boy, Eric, I, too, have had a snafu with a frame shop as Katharine did. I
picked up a $400 order that had to go out to a show overnight, and the frame
shop had chosen the cream colored mat board I had indicated, but switched it
to a BUMPY cream colored non archival one, that ugly son-of-a-gun stuff that
looks like it came from Walmart. I could not do anything about it because I
was under a time crunch, so I let it go, but never again. Now I
communicate. Plus I switched shops. AND had to remount all the prints when
they were returned from the show. It was an expensive lesson.

I personally do not mount on foam core, but on archival mat board, the same
as is on the front of my print as a window mat. But foam core nowadays is
acid free so they say, and is considerered archival so they say, too.

The problem with foam core is it dings easily, and it looks cheapish (not
from the front, which is hidden). Plus it adds a lot of extra depth when
you have to store the images in archival boxes. I usually mount on the
archival mat board and then use a layer of foam core in the back of the
frame for added thickness, and when I unframe them the foam core is easily
put in another box and/or replaced.

From: "Eric Neilsen" <>
> Here is a novel idea, tell them what to do. You should not let a frame
> shop
> do something for you, you should expect them to follow your instructions.
> If they change the order; they redo it and pay for any damage to your art
> work as a result of their failure to do as requested. Just like the
> correct
> viewing detail, it is up to the artist to know what to do with their work
> to
> get it framed. You can't rely on someone else to know what your work
> requires. If you discuss your type of art work with them, you should be
> able
> to tell if they know what they are doing. After all you should, it is
> your
> work on the line.
Received on Thu May 5 07:11:28 2005

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