Giclée Print Care Guide

To safeguard the beauty of your archival, heirloom Giclée prints for years to come, a few essential guidelines can make a world of difference.

Ensure proper handling

  • Please keep your new print in the plastic sleeve until you are ready to frame. The beautiful velvet matte surface is a magnet for dust and will become damaged in a short time if displayed without protection.
  • The sleeve and backing board that your print arrives in are made of acid-free, photo-safe materials and are the ideal place for your print to live before framing.
  • Handle with clean, dry hands and avoid direct contact with the surface. Gloves can help prevent smudges and fingerprints.
  • Be careful of water, hard objects, and adhesives as these can damage and scratch the surface of your print. 

Consider the ideal display location

  • Avoid exposure to direct sunlight, which can cause fading over time.
  • Choose a spot away from high humidity and high temperatures, as excessive moisture or heat can cause warping or discoloration.
  • Framing your Giclée print with acid-free matting and UV-protective glass adds an extra layer of defense, shielding it from harmful elements.

If you have any questions about print care, please don't hesitate to email me!