I keep buying LP frames and figuring out quickly that they are generally not safe for my autographed album covers due to a number of reasons but primarily the glass resting directly on the cover itself. I see that bagsunlimited.com has some options that won't break the bank (these aren't very high dollar albums i'm framing). I'm wondering if you guys would recommend their frames and also if you would suggest one over the other? I'm specifically looking at the matted frame vs. their "archival LP frame kit". The archival version appears to still rest directly on the cover itself but has a sheet of mylar between the polystyrene and the album cover. - Though my albums may not be fully signed Beatles or Stones albums, they still have some value and i'd like to keep them fairly safe (I am aware to keep out of sunlight, remove the record itself, etc). Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!
Another good website to go to for good Record Frames is www.framemyrecord.com I ordered one with a mat included for my signed Runaways record and it came out great. All of their frames are "UV 45% Clear View Glass or UV 99% Conservation Clear Glass"
Here's the outcome of my Record.
It's pretty difficult to remove sharpie ink from a porous surface, the biggest concern you should have is UV damage. Keep away from sunlight and fluorescent light even if you use UV treated glass.