Screen Print Floated, Against Plexi?

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Postby artepersfizio on Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:21 pm

Hello!

After a recent trip to the framer, they presented multiple framing options for floating a piece I own. Their best "conservation/archival" recommendation was to have the front actually touching the plexiglass, in order to keep the piece "flat". They claim it's inert properties and lack of temperature change will make it "safe" and not ruin the art over time. I've been warned that screen prints touching _glass_ can be dangerous, and the art can stick to the glass if temperature change happens.

Is their method safe? Do I have anything to worry about?

Thank you!
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Postby CHR1S on Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:01 am

It’s not ideal to have the plexi resting directly on the print. That being said, glass on a print in much worse than acrylic plexi on a print. How valuable is the print?
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Postby fallstaff on Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:26 am

One framer told me that Plexi against a print is generally okay if it's hung on an interior wall and subject to low humidity swings.
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Postby CHR1S on Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:47 pm

That's because paper changes shape as the humidity fluctuates. It's really best to separate any glazing from the print. But you can make an informed decision whether it's worth doing spending the money to float it properly. There are a lot of factors to consider: the cost of the print, the type of print, the density of the ink, the type of paper used, etc.
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Postby artepersfizio on Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:11 pm

Thanks all :pint:
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