Only Artcare mats and mounts offer enduring protection
Inferior mounting and framing materials are responsible for more damage to pictures than previously thought. Pictures such as photos, drawings and watercolours can be damaged irreparably by direct contact with unsuitable framing materials. Unprofessional restoration, poor technique and materials, incorrect storage and display can lead to permanent damage.
Frames are dangerous!
A picture frame is not a vacuum, it is a microclimate that is susceptible to damage from airborne pollutants which can damage the picture. The small amount of alkaline buffers present in conventional mats and mounts are unable to absorb these pollutants. The commonly used buffer calcium carbonate ensures the mat or mount has a neutral pH but this does not protect the picture. The specially designed synthetic Zeolites used in Artcare mounts and mats continue to absorb and protect the art from airborne damage.