Level 3 (previously known as Commended framing) should visually enhance the artwork and will give a moderate level of protection from physical and mechanical damage, airborne pollution and acid damage.
The target time for this level of framing is around five years in normal conditions, but this can be improved by requesting Level 2 quality of materials, such as mount board, where you can afford it. It is always advisable to have items and artwork that you value framed with the best possible materials; this will help them give you pleasure for longer. Level 3 framing gives you a wider choice of mount board colour options than Level 2 and some artwork will look better when dry mounted, a process that can also help disguise previous damage but that is usually not readily reversible.
Level 3 Framing Standard Materials:
Level 3 framing is suitable for replaceable artwork of limited commercial and/or moderate sentimental value and where visual appearance is important. The target lifetime assumes that artwork is not inherently unstable. Level 3 framing is not recommended for high value limited edition prints or original artwork, which should be framed to Levels 1 or 2.
Level 3 Framing – Glazing Solutions
There is no specification for the type of glass required; standard float glass, Acrylic or UV protective glass can all be used.