NO artwork or photographs should EVER be framed in direct contact with the frame’s glazing (glass or acrylic “plexi-glass”). Doing so WILL DAMAGE the artwork; it’s only a matter of time. Lack of an airspace between any artwork and a frame’s glazing contributes to buckling and mold among other problems because moisture is trapped directly against the artwork, and because changes in temperature and humidity are transferred directly and unevenly to the artwork’s surface. A small investment in picture framing spacers to complete your framing project correctly is money well spent, particularly for original artwork.
Framing spacers serve a variety of functions, but their primary function is to separate artwork from the glass of its frame. Stop by and let our professional framer help you.