Thanks, the green bottom mat was an exact match with one of the greens in the print so it was an obvious choice.
I've admittedly not read all 93 pages of this thread, so if I repeat something already discussed, please forgive. Does anyone use glass spacers to raise the glass up off the ink?
If you aren't using a matte, I think spacers are a must. If any humidity or moisture gets in there the poster could stick to the glass without them.
That Daniel Danger print looks great with that matte.
I know that, theoretically, you should use spacers to keep the print and glass from touching, and I'm sure there are plenty of horror stories to be told by people on this site about ruined prints, etc. But I have never had a single problem with that. I live in north florida where the summertime temps and humidity can get pretty bad (like 100+ degrees with 98 or 99 percent humidity), and have been completely w/o power for as long as 14 days after hurricanes, so the windows were all open for that entire time, day and night. And not one thing has stuck to the glass yet. Not offset, nor screenprinted stuff, or even glossy photos or postcards. Of course, now that I've said this, everything I have framed will get ruined and i will have to step out in front of a train.
I actually am a picture framer. I've seen things damaged by sticking to the glass with photos and paintings (generally glass should not be used at all with paintings, but anyway) , but i have never seen a silkscreen ruined. I was just curious, how many did do this, or if anyone has had problems. I personally use glass spacers a lot, with a better safe than sorry approach, beside the fact that I like the aesthetic. I've even pondered if the uv protection (which is a film on the poster side of the glass) would add further protection from this, but I've never heard of it being tested or promoted as such. just curious
i know my framing guy used spacers when i had a Mig stencil framed, i was worried about the spray paint sticking to the glass
it's definitely necessary with paint. your framer did you right.Quote:
Originally Posted by andydiesel