The care and feeding of the
All prints should be framed under UV glass or acrylic to protect them from light as well as environmental pollutants, such as dust and pollen. I use TruVue Conservation Clear glass on all my work, up to 20 x 26, and on the framed panoramic prints to 36". The jumbo 28x39" prints are framed with OP-3 UV acrylic. Hanging prints in the sun will definitely shorten their lifespan, especially if they are framed with ordinary window glass. If I am not framing the print for you, ask your framer for the best options. If possible, keep prints out of direct sunlight and away from humid environments.
Canvas Gallery Wraps
The large canvas gallery wraps are durable, yet fragile in some ways. The varnish coating allows you to wipe dust from the surface with a damp cloth. Don't rub too hard. They are also susceptible to damage from contact with other objects, however, and care must be taken not to bump them around too much. Be especially mindful of the corners and the edges.
My replacement guarantee does NOT extend to canvas prints that have been mishandled.
If reasonable care is taken, pigment prints will last a long time. According to Henry Wilhelm, who does independent longevitytesting for several major manufacturers, Epson K3 UltraChromepigment prints are fade resistant up to 200 years. Representative findings can be viewed for the Epson 4800 and the 7800/9800. Inkjet technology has improved vastly in ten years -- prints made with today's professional printers will outlast Cibachrome prints and many older chromogenic prints (type C prints).
These prints will outlast both you and I and become a cherished keepsake for generations to come. Much effort and care has gone into creating each piece that graces your wall. In the end, your satisfaction with the work is what matters the most to me.