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Questions For Your Framer

We see this quite often in our business. Client brings in a very nice limited edition previously framed print for a makeover. When we open the frame package we find that the previous framer not only did not “preserve and protect” the print, but actually caused irreversible damage due to either laziness, a lack of knowledge or both. This particular print was recently found on eBay selling for around $500 and was probably purchased for about $150 years ago. Decent appreciation for a limited edition print. Now it’s worth exactly NOTHING, thanks to a custom framer who shouldn’t have been allowed to frame it.



(Note that double sided tape was used on top of the paper margin and on top of the image to adhere the mat to the package. This print was ruined the second that the tape was applied. There are many other proper methods to accomplish this!)

So how do you know you can trust your framer? It’s simple; ask questions! For starters, ask if anyone on staff is a Certified Picture Framer. A CPF has passed a rigorous exam covering all aspects of art restoration, preservation, conservation, proper framing techniques, glazing, mounting and on and on. If your framer has a CPF on staff, you can rest assured that your artwork will be treated properly. We’re proud to have Melissa Contreraz, CPF on staff here at Rimrock Art & Frame.

You should also ask “how will my artwork be treated after I leave?” And “how do you attach the artwork to the framing package?” If you ask about “hinging”, the person at the counter will immediately know that you’ve done your research. Also, be sure to ask about your glazing options. Ask anything that you are either curious or concerned about! If you don’t get the answers that make you feel confident, take your art to another framer. Trust us, there are framers out there who don’t know what they’re doing!

If you have questions, we’re happy to help. That’s what we do!

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Prints on Paper

Print your photo on a variety of high-quality photo paper.

Epson Ultra Premium Photo Paper Luster delivers highly saturated prints by offering maximum ink coverage and a high D-Max for true photographic reproductions. The Ultra Premium Photo Paper Luster’s 10-mil RC base gives prints a photographic feel, and also keeps the paper cockle-free. These two options are ideal for use with all Epson Inks.

  • Highest color gamut available for vivid color reproduction prints.
  • RC paper base for actual photo prints.
  • Luster E surface finish.
  • Enhanced 2880 dpi printing for the highest quality output.
  • Dries instantly for easy handling with Epson Inks.
  • Compatible with Dye, EPSON Archival™, UltraChrome, and UltraChrome K3™ ink.
  • 10 mil thickness for a durable photographic feel.

Hahnemühle FineArt Baryta is a bright white, cellulose-based FineArt inkjet paper with an inkjet coating specially tailored for FineArt use. The clearly visible, exquisite felt structure lends the paper its lovely soft feel and tactile surface texture to produce prints with a stunning three-dimensional quality and depth. The high-gloss premium inkjet coating guarantees outstanding print results with perfect reproduction of colour and detail, deep blacks and striking contrasts. The barium sulphate within the coating gives FineArt Baryta the feel of a traditional analogue baryta paper and makes it a popular alternative for inkjet printing. The acid- and lignin-free FineArt inkjet paper meets the most exacting requirements for age resistance. FineArt Baryta is a versatile classic for FineArt applications and sets standards in the printing of both black and white and colour photographs.

  • 325 gsm, 100% α-cellulose
  • Bright white
  • Clearly visible, exquisite felt structure
  • High-gloss premium inkjet coating for outstanding print results
  • Acid- and lignin-free
  • ISO 9706 conform / museum quality for highest age resistance

Luxurious, textured inkjet fine art paper

  • * 100-Years Certified Archival (certificate) by Accredited 3rd Party
  • * Certified by Canon Alliance Partnership Program for imagePROGRAF Large-Format Solutions in conjunction with the Rochester Institute for Technology (RIT) for the imagePROGRAF PRO-1000, PRO-2000, PRO-4000, and PRO-6000 devices
  • * Perfect for fine art prints
  • * Eye-popping color gamut & Dmax
  • * Consistent and reliable quality
  • * Manufacturer direct
  • * Lightly textured finish  |  19 mil thickness  |  310 gsm weight

290 gsm · 90% bamboo fibres · 10% cotton · natural white

Hahnemühle Bamboo is the world’s first FineArt inkjet paper made from 90% bamboo fibres, for a natural look and environmentally friendly paper production. The natural white, warm-toned bamboo paper does not contain optical brighteners, and stands out thanks to its soft, lightly textured felt structure and sensual feel. The matt premium inkjet coating delivers excellent printing results with defined reproduction of colour and detail, particularly for warm hues and monochrome prints. Bamboo is acid- and lignin-free and meets the most precise requirements in terms of age resistance. The unique combination of sustainable bamboo fibres, soft surface texture and impressive print quality gives the artwork outstanding expression and soul.

  • 290 gsm, 90% bamboo fibres, 10% cotton
  • Natural white, without optical brighteners
  • Soft, lightly textured felt structure
  • Matt premium inkjet coating for outstanding print results
  • Acid- and lignin-free
  • ISO 9706 conform / museum quality for highest age resistance
  • Compatible with pigment and dye inkjet systems
  • ICC-profiles available on www.hahnemuehle.com/icc-profiles

Prints on Metal

Prints on metal are vibrant and long-lasting.

Chromaluxe® HD Aluminum Photo Panels for Sublimation Printing

The latest in metal printing technology means your image will be rendered with outstanding image clarity and vibrancy, along with exceptional detail and resolution. The metal panels we use are also extremely durable, offering scratch and abrasion resistance without hiding your image behind glass. In addition, they offer the higher fade resistance than every other medium.

ChromaLuxe is the leading brand of print media, providing the ultimate image clarity and vibrancy. Through dye-sublimation, images are infused into specially-coated metal surfaces to provide the most durable, longest lasting print medium. The vibrancy and dimensionality of ChromaLuxe products rival any photographic product.

ChromaLuxe HD Aluminum Photo Panels are available in a range of traditional photo sizes as well as for large scale commercial or non-traditional usage, such as in a museum or gallery settings.

Prints on Canvas

Our Pro Matte Canvas is a cotton blend canvas with a water resistant matte finish and bright white surface. This archival inkjet canvas is pH neutral and acid free, allowing for consistency in prints, and is compatible with all inkjet dye and pigment ink printers.

Why choose canvas?

Our Matte Canvas is ideal for photographic and fine art reproduction prints with its heavy 418gsm weight and artistic texture. The canvas printed canvas can easily be stretched, mounted, sewn, or grommeted.

Canvas durability.

Orders produced on this canvas will be protected with Satin ClearShield Canvas Guard for durability and ultraviolet protection.