Long lasting photos and frames
April 14, 2012 2:47 PM Subscribe
I'm looking for recommendations on long lasting photo prints and frames.
posted by DrumsIntheDeep to media & arts (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My father passed away recently. We are arranging for him to be cremated, and the ashes will be stored in an urn in a glass fronted niche in an indoor space.
They allow a framed photo to be in the niche, but the frame cannot be wood nor plastic since they degrade over time. I am looking for advice on how to get a picture and frame that will last as long as possible.
My questions are:
1. How can I get a high quality print the photo that will last the longest? Any recommendations for which company or technology to use?
2. Where can I get a picture frame that's made to last? The niche is in a room with a skylight, so UV damage is going to be a problem over time. I understand that some frames come with UV protecting glass. Picture frames come with some cardboard to keep the picture pressed against the glass. Does this need to be acid free? Is there a better alternative?
If there are companies that will print the photo and mount it in the right kind of frame, that would be great.