Framing Tips

We are delighted you have chosen to add a piece of John Salz’s artwork to your home or workspace. Giclee printing provides the highest quality and longest lasting type of prints available to consumers and your giclee is printed with pigment-based inks on acid-free archival paper to ensure its longevity. To protect your investment, you will need to frame your giclee print and hang it away from direct sunlight.

The frame you choose for your new giclee print will be a personal decision based on your home or workspace’s color scheme and décor. You may have a local framing shop that you support. Many craft or art stores provide custom framing to order. In addition, some of our customers have purchased custom frames online.

After a positive experience with the online company “Frame It Easy”, we would like to offer the following tips if you order a custom frame from their website:

  1. Order a mat with the frame
    • Your giclee print has a 2-inch paper border on all sides allowing you 1-inch on each side to be covered by the mat
    • The remaining 1-inch paper border showing will allow the print number, painting title and artist signature to be visible at the bottom of the image
  2. Enter the “Art Size” on Frame It Easy
    • Add 2-inches to our Image Size (or 1-inch on all sides)
    • For example, a medium sized “Laughing Moon” has an image size of 18”x22.5”. By adding 1-inch on all sides, you will enter an “Art Size” of 20”x24.5”
  3. Choose your frame style, mat color and select a Clear Acrylic cover
  4. Your frame will arrive with an acid-free foamcore board backing
  5. Assembling your new artwork
    • Secure your giclee print to the foamcore board:
      • Purchase a good quality double-stick tape that is removable
      • Place a piece of tape on the back of your giclee print at all four corners
      • Position and center your giclee print on the foamcore board
      • Briefly lay the mat over the print to ensure it is positioned properly
      • Working corner to corner, gently remove the double-stick tape backing and secure your print to the foamcore board
      • Follow the remaining instructions provided by Frame It Easy

Hang your new artwork and Enjoy!