Understand How Lighting Impacts Photos
Wherever your family photography is intended to be displayed, the lighting of that room will be a critical point of interest. Whether you’re dealing with an abundance of natural light that permeates the space during daytime hours, or harsh overhead lights shining at night, it’s necessary to make sure you consider the effect of lighting and glare on your family photos, and choose an acrylic accordingly.
American Frame offers, among other types, Optium Museum Acrylic®. This glazing option virtually eliminates reflections and glare while protecting your memories for generations to come. Light damage is one of the most common forms of damage to photos over time, and museum acrylic blocks 99% of damaging UV rays. Its optimal light transmission also brightens colors, and the acrylic is both durable and easy to clean.
Additionally, it’s important to note how your choice of paper fits into the picture here. If you’re printing a family photograph on a highly coated, resin-like paper that emphasizes shine, you may want to stay away from non-glare acrylic, as this type will actually counteract the properties of the paper.
Streamline & Simplify the Framing Process
Applying just the right mats and frames to your family photos doesn’t have to be a complex undertaking. In fact, there are multiple ways to get custom treatments without having to expend unnecessary time and effort.
American Frame offers predesigned kits from our JustAddArt™ collection, which comes with a unique frame and mat combo already picked out for you. We create the designs, and all you need to do is add your photograph. Every kit is of exceptional museum quality, created by our design team using fine archival picture framing materials and interesting color combinations, textures and proportions. All JustAddArt™ designs can be cut to your exact specifications and shipped to your door, ready to assemble.
We also have a convenient Print & Frame service to help make the process easy and efficient. You can upload digital images directly from your computer, Google Drive, Instagram or Facebook, and we’ll print and frame them for you. Simply shop our array of wood or metal mouldings, or select a pre-designed frame treatment from our JustAddArt™ collection, then upload your digital image and we’ll walk you through the rest. Receive your print—custom sized, custom framed and ready to hang. All prints are produced in-house by our experienced team of printing experts, with the utmost care for superior output, using archival inks paired with name-brand papers.
In the end, framing your family photography should be an enjoyable process that results in a cherished display of priceless moments. Use these tips to help guide your efforts, and relish the joy of family photographs that bring smiles for years to come.