Framing Myths Explained - Tapes and Hinges
Most framers see artwork on a regular basis that has been incorrectly mounted, or which is supported by hinges made from inappropriate tape. At Conservation Level there is NO suitable pressure sensitive tape, these tapes will fail over time leaving sticky residue, which is very hard to remove. If tape is applied incorrectly, the artwork will be put under strain which can weaken it and result in tearing. So framers have a responsibility to use the correct method of hinging and the right tape for the job.
This article explains how tapes should be applied correctly and suggests a number of different methods of applying hinges.