Printmaking - how are prints framed?
Prints are sold either framed or unframed.
I ways think framing your prints means they are presented as serious art objects worthy of proper consideration and care. The frame's glass or acrylic sheet also protects the prints from dust, dirt and condensation.
Handmade prints are usually set within a cardboard mount inside the frame. Mounts are usually white or off white (but can be any colour) and give the print some visual breathing space inside the overall frame.
Some artists present their prints within a frame but without a mount....
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