Preservation & Archival Framing of Photos

picture framingPeople who are new to framing often have many questions about how to frame their photography in a way that will help prevent yellowing and fading. The Image Permanence Institute (IPI), a leader in the development of practices for the preservation of images, has some great information about archival framing. With their permission, we have taken one of their extensive articles and published it on our website at: A Consumer Guide to Materials for Preservation Framing and the Display of Photographic Images.

This is a very comprehensive article. It starts with an introduction to the various components of the picture frame package, which makes it a great introduction to framing. It then moves into the types of decay that cause degradation of photos, discusses best practices and offers has tips the on proper display of framed photography.

IPI has additional articles on care and stability of photo papers, film and digital prints here: IPI Publications

About the author


Mark Rogers is an amateur photographer and the founder of Frame Destination, Inc. In 2004 Mark realized the framing industry was not keeping up with the evolution of photography via new digital technology and started Frame Destination in his garage. Now his company has thousands of do-it-yourself framing customers across the US that it helps with its 11,000 square feet production facility in Dallas, TX.

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