How to protect your inkjet art
The longevity of an inkjet print depends strongly on the inks and media used, as well as the environment in which it is hung. When deciding on what media to choose, be sure to ask yourself, “How long does it need to last? Where will it be hanging? What kind of light will be on my print?”
To maximize longevity please take the below in to consideration:
• Use of pigment-based inks on to pH neutral, acid-free, 100% cotton media.
• Frame behind glass or add a UV top laminate or spray (in the case if canvas).
• Display in museum-like conditions; climate controlled environment, relative humidity.
When possible avoid:
• Hanging the print in rooms with extreme temperature changes (e.g. over a fire place, stove or in a bathroom w/shower).
• Never frame an untreated paper or canvas print without glass.
• Avoid walls that receive direct sun rays during the day.
• Displaying your print under a air humidifier, conditioning unit or exchange unit.
By treating your print as if it were a priceless original (which it is), your print will last for generations to come.
If your need is short-term (ie. trade show, corporate event, display) our decor media is an excellent choice and may offer some economy to your project. If you require medium-term (5-10yrs.) use for an interior design and hospitality project we have several other fine art decor media for your to explore, such as fabric, transfer media for pillows, back-lit media for light-boxes, etc.