This shirt came to us for repair - note the double sided tape hanging from the bottom
This tape will eventually dry out, and is likely to permanently damage the fabric
Any potential value in this shirt has been wiped out. The shirt has been permanently damaged by the staples.
This signed Glasgow Rangers shirt has been completely devalued by the 'framer' who did this, using staples and the wrong type of board support.
Masking tape should be used for keeping paint off windows, not for framing! This job has been done by someone who THOUGHT they knew what they were doing.
Masking tape should NEVER be used in any quality framing job.Artwork should NEVER be attached directly to the front mount.This is an amateur attempt at a professional job.
It will dry out, and eventually give way, causing damage to the artwork - in this case - an original piece. Also notice the acid burn on the artwork - caused by poor quality mountboard.
to fix this artwork. Notice the damaging residue on the artwork.
Notice the 'Acid Burn' on the artwork - caused by poor quality mountboard breaking down. The only true 'Acid Free' mountboard is made from 100% cotton, not paper.
The calcium carbonate buffer in this mountboard has broken down, allowing the inherent acid to bleed onto and burn the artwork it is meant to protect.
A shocking example of valuable signed celebrity photographs mounted incorrectly, and attached using masking tape.
This expensive Limited Edition print has been endangered by being mounted directly onto an acid laden brown board. It's attached in completely the wrong way, with masking tape run the full width of the front of the print.
This original caricature by a well known artist was put into a glass 'clip' frame with no protection. Notice how the acid from the board has burnt through the paper, and irreversibly damaged the artwork.
This artist passed away a few years ago. His print was in grave danger of being irreversibly damaged by acid burn. Thankfully it is now properly mounted and framed.
Poor framing will devalue your artwork.....more info
Over many years, we've kept up to date with scientific progress and advice in our industry. What was acceptable practice a few years ago may now be regarded as poor, or even bad practice.
This particularly applies to mountboards and fixing tapes - the most common materials which have direct contact with your artwork. Poor quality (usually cheaper) material will irreversibly damage your artwork.
Experience is knowing what to use, and when.