Print care

Im proud to display my work printed on giclée Hahnemuhle Photo Rag paper. Carefully read this advice even before ordering your print.


Hahnemühle Photo Rag

Specifically tailored for fine art applications, Hahnemühle Photo Rag 308gsm produces special prints with vibrant colors, rich blacks, dramatic contrasts, intricate details, and a captivating three-dimensional effect, elevating the overall depth of each artwork. It boasts a delicate surface that requires caution during handling.


What is Giclée

Giclée fine art prints use digital printing technology to spray tiny droplets of ink onto high-quality paper. The result is a rich, detailed print that can capture the subtleties of tones and hues, surpassing the capabilities of other printing methods.


Handling the paper (important)

Please never touch the printed area (even with gloves). Touch the margins; they protect and make handling easier. Always wear cotton gloves, as they will prevent dirt, moisture, and oils from your skin from transferring to the print. You can buy cotton gloves at your local art shop.


Framing Art

Please frame the artwork as soon as possible. I highly recommend ordering it from me with the frame included, as this will ensure that your prized possession is protected and ready to be displayed on your wall.


Archival box and sleeve

If you ordered a print only and do not have a frame yet, purchase a slim archive box. They come in various sizes, keep the print flat, and you can store more than one photograph inside. I use Seawhite of Brighton boxes and Krystal seal sleeves.


Where to display

Please select a wall away from areas that regularly have steam, moisture, and constant changes in temperature, like kitchens and bathrooms. Try to avoid direct UV rays, too. Choose ideally cool and dry walls with some shade. 



If you choose the framed option, your fine art photography print will arrive at your doorstep ready to hang on your wall, assembled with the five components listed below.


Backing board

Located at the rear, its main purpose is to safeguard and enclose the artwork. This acid-free, robust MDF panel features a sturdy and discreet hanger for portrait orientation.



Star of the show, your heart portrait positioned between the backing board and mat board.


Mat board / Passe-partout

Guides your eye to the artwork, enhancing its presence. Additionally, it acts as a physical barrier, safeguarding the photography print from any potential environmental alterations directly impacting the glass or acrylic glazing.



Standard glass 



Elegant and beautiful black frame made in Germany. The wood comes from sustainably managed forests that meet the criteria of the Forest Stewardship Council.


 Artist suggestion: Non-reflective glass or acrylic

Made to block out reflections and damaging UV radiation, enhances the archival properties of your print. Your local frame builder can easily cut the glass or acrylic to fit your frame. I recommend Artglass by Groglass (AR70 or AR92) or TruVue (UltraVue UV70 or UV92) as reliable options.


Artist suggestion: Picture frames backing tape

Applied to the back of the frame. Backing tape not only provides a protective barrier against infiltration of dust and insects, but also changes in room temperature. Backing tapes are acid-free, cheap, and easy to apply. I use Rhino by Ultratape or Sekisui. 


Why this matters?

Your fine art photography print is crafted to withstand the test of time, keeping its vibrant colors and detail for more than 80 years. This enables you to relish its beauty for countless decades ahead.


Photography is Art.