Hello dear people from MITRA.
I wanted to ask some questions about framing and mounting..
I don't know is this an issue in other countries and cities as well, but here in my country i have a serious problem with people who are framers, and with their method so to speak...
They use mostly masking tapes (or painters tape) i think this is how you call it, mostly yellowish tape that can be ripped with hand easily.
They take the artwork on paper (watercolor, drawing etc.) and place it under the passe- partout (mat). Then they use masking tape and put it on the 4 corners on the back of the artwork on paper so it will stick to the passe partout. Then they put glass on the front, and for the back they use cardboard to press or hold the artwork and passepartout together . Close it, and that's it...
So, i have seen that the right way to frame works on paper is to take conservation (archival tape) to mount the artwork on archival museum board (which they have never heard of) and then to put together passepartout and museum board so that passepartout will just lay over the artwork, Then glass on front, and cardboard on the back and to close the frame...
Since i cannot change their decades old way of framing i have found a store where i can at least buy the archival tapes.
They will use this tape on the back corners of the artworks to hold it to passepartout.
So can anyone please advise me which ones to buy for this? (i will post links)
(These ones are conservation tapes made of archival safe poliester which is put together with acid free paper with selfadhesive lining.
and these ones https://www.crescat.hr/konzervatorski-uglovi/ are a conservation corners (or photocorners) . They are made of 100 % acid free, archival, safe polypropylene . It contains longlasting acrylic adhesive , 100 % water based
I think i would like to buy the archival tape (1st one) but if there is anyone who can check this and advise me on this, i would be more than grateful.
Also if anyone thinks there is another solution to this, please say so. Thank you all very much!