Care & Maintenance

Unroll your lithograph

Keeping your lithograph rolled in the tube for too long can make it more difficult to flatten upon framing. We recommend that you frame your artwork as soon as possible or keep it in a flat package to don’t have any distortion of your print.

Sun damage

Our lithographs are made with a high-quality paper and paints. However, we would recommend that you avoid leaving any lithograph exposed to direct sunlight as it may cause fading over the time. If you wish to place your print in direct sunlight, then it will be necessary to purchase archival safe glass specially again sunrays.

Framing

We recommend you to choose a classic colour regarding the frame : white, or dark to highlight perfectly the lithograph. Also the use of UV acrylic glass is highly recommended in order to avoid any fading of the colours.

There are generally two ways to frame your lithograph : it can be framed full bleed or floated.

The full-bleed framing means that your print is framed directly to the edge. It’s the easiest way of framing but you won’t be able to see the special hand paper cut from our lithographs since it will be hidden under the edge.

 

On the contrary, the floated framing raises your lithograph in front of the mat board behind it. This technique allows to highlight perfectly the lithograph. Since our lithographs are hand cut, we recommend you put at least 3cm (1,18 inch) of margins around the lithograph in order to be able to see the paper cut.

Another technique of framing is the one in-between 2 glasses in order to see perfectly the lithograph from the front and back. You can let as much as centimeters between the lithograph itself and the frame.