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Spacers With Acrylic

Discussion in 'The Grumble' started by shayla, Nov 15, 2018.

  1. shayla

    shayla WOW Framer

    But for a few Direct Contact Overlays, I'm in the habit of giving some air by spacing acrylic away from paper art. Now, am thinking, when framing cheap, dry-mounted posters, is it still best to do that, or fine with no spacers?
     
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  2. wereiartm

    wereiartm True Grumbler

    maybe give the customer a choice, technically it never should be done tell them why then ask them if they would like spacers or not and have them sign a sheet that you advised them in the correct way it should be done but they refused. Charge xtra for the spacers of course
     
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  3. shayla

    shayla WOW Framer

    Thanks for your note, Mike. So far, I'm pretty Pavlovian with the spacers (and good advice to charge, as we also do). It does seem kind of weird, though, that some precious items are fine with Museum acrylic mashed against them, while regular stuff could be damaged.
     
  4. MATTHEW HALE

    MATTHEW HALE CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2

    i've gotten pretty comfortable with acrylic sans spacers. i still use them on things that are especially prone to scuffing or burnishng, or items that are especially glossy.
     
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