Roach Photos follows the guidelines below when matting and framing fine art photographs. However, we can also offer economical mounting and framing for pieces that don't require conservation grade or higher treatments.
The following information is obtained from the Fine Art Care and Treatment Standards organization, F.A.C.T.S. F.A.C.T.S. was developed as a clearing house of information and is listed in the National Institute of Standards and Technology, NIST, catalogue of standards-setting organizations. F.A.C.T.S. is also recognized by the Professional Picture Framers Association, PPFA.
Crescent's "RagMat" is a cotton product naturally free of acids and lignins. It is environmentally friendly, bleed and fade resistant and meets F.A.C.T.S. "Museum" conservation guidelines.
Larson-Juhl's "Artique" matboard is made of virgin alpha-cellulose (wood pulp) fibers that are chemically treated to remove acids and lignins. It is alkaline pH buffered, consistent in color, fade resistant and meets F.A.C.T.S. "Conservation" guidelines.
Crescent "Select" is an alpha-cellulose product and meets minimum "Conservation" guidelines.
Another alternative to framing is museum box mounts and photo plaques. Museum box mounts are made of a 3/4" MDF frame from 1" to 3" deep. So for example, the sides of a 2" deep by 36"tall by 48" long box is laminated with black laminate to provide a simple, elegant and substantial presentation that blends with any decor.
Please contact us for information regarding these services.