Now Available: Glamour II Veneer Coating
Less expensive than glass and protects against UV/scratches/glare
Posted Jan 28, 2008
The images I build can take months to produce. Needless to say, during that time I develop a rather personal relationship with each piece. Each device the image passes through is calibrated for optimum viewing - from my scanner to my monitor to my printer. It's only in this controlled environment than I can guide each piece to completion.
Now, after all this time and quality control, try to imagine my frustration when it comes time to frame and protect the print. The option that offers the least interference is Museum Glass. It's nearly invisible and protects against fading from UV light. The problem with Museum Glass is it's price. When sized for one of my larger prints, it can exceed $1000. Not always an option for my clients.
After a year of testing alternatives, I'm proud to say that I've chosen a solution from California startup Breathing Color. The combination of their Glamour II Veneer and Optica One Fine Art Paper not only protects against scratches, moisture and UV light, but the colors scream off the paper.
I personally apply the veneer to each print. To guarantee an even coating, free of imperfections I've adopted the same process that auto body experts use - spray coating with an HPLV gun in a controlled spray booth. The result is a crisp, smooth finish with brilliant color that will stand up to scratches, moisture and UV light. All this at a fraction of the cost of Museum Glass.
For more information on the process or to view an example please contact me here.