We would recommend that you take the print straight to the framer when you receive it.
If you do want to open it, then we suggest following our handling instructions:
– Be careful not to touch the printed image. The paper is sensitive to the oils in your skin.
– Wear cotton gloves or handle the photograph on the white borders or back of the paper, not the printed surface.
– Clear a surface first to unroll the photograph onto before opening the tube.
– Make sure the surface you are using is clean.
– When the print has been in the tube it can be difficult to handle and flatten out. Have some paperweights/ magazines available to hold the paper flat as the paper tends to spring back into a roll and thus makes it difficult to handle.
– Use both hands to support your print so that it will not bend or crease
– Please use the tissue paper provided to protect the photograph while it is flattening out.
– We strongly suggest you get your print professionally framed, using only the best material. Ask for non-reflective glass, ideally, UV protected.
Displaying your artwork:
As with any valued art piece, prints should not be hung in direct sunlight and away from any moisture, humidity or excessive heat. These could cause discolouration and damage of your print (as with most furniture).