FRAMING AND CARE OF YOUR PRINTS
At The Design Atelier we produce our prints with quality products and with longevity in mind.
Our prints are archival quality and are designed and made in Australia. We use heavy weight 100% cotton rag paper which is free of acid, chlorine and brighteners so there is no yellowing over time. When it comes to framing, we use custom Australian made frames using Australian timbers.
Care of your Prints
Please be aware that the front of your print is delicate and should be handled with care. To keep your print in good condition it should be framed behind glass/acrylic and a mat board and hung away from direct sunlight and damp areas.
Flattening your print
If you plan on having your print professionally framed, it is best to leave it rolled up its original shipping tube. Your framer will flatten the print accordingly.
If you are framing your print yourself, carefully remove the print from the shipping tube, unroll it and leave it on a flat clean surface overnight before framing (see diagram below). This will help print flatten without any forced distress. As a last resort, you may need to put a weight across the entire print. Make sure the weight (eg a board) is clean, flat and evenly dispersed to ensure no dents are made to the surface.
Be aware that the longer you store your print in the tube the more difficult it will be to flatten it.
Don’t try to flatten a rolled print quickly by rubbing it against a sharp edge or rolling it forcefully in the opposite direction.
We do our best to provide you with great work, but we cannot be responsible for damage due to improper handling or display.
Ready to hang framed prints
Our framed prints are very popular simply because everything is done for you – just unwrap and hang. We use custom Australian made frames using Australian timbers in two colours, black and Tasmanian Oak. We also mount your print using a minimal mat board for a contemporary look while protecting your print.
Care of your frames
Hang framed prints away from direct sunlight and damp areas. Remove dust by using a soft feather duster or by gently wiping with a soft damp cloth.
DIY Frames for Prints
If you’d prefer to do your own framing, here are some suggestions on where to look for ready to hang frames.
We have kept the sizes of our prints standard so it should be easy to find frames. These can be found in department stores (eg Target, Harvey Norman, BigW) or on the shelf in most local frame shops.
We have also included some of the popular Ikea Ribba frame sizes. These include 30x40cm, 40x50cm/16x20in. 50x70cm and 61x91cm/24x36in.
- A4 print fits the 30x40cm Ribba with the mount board
- 30x40cm print fits the 30x40cm without the mount board
- 30x40cm print fits the 40x50cm/16x20inch Ribba with the mount board
- 40x50cm/16x20inch fits the 40x50cm/16x20inch Ribba without the mount board
- 40x50cm/16x20inch fits the 50x70cm Ribba with the mount board
- fits the 50x70cm Ribba without the mount board
- 50x70cm fits the 61x91cm/24x36in Ribba with the mount board