Over time exposure to indoor and outdoor UV light rays can contribute to fading and deterioration of art, photographs and other important personal keepsakes. We offer several different glazing options to protect and enhance your framed items:
Clear Glass (regular glass)
Clear glass is the most common type of glazing for picture framing. It is strong, resistant to scratches and relatively affordable. Clear glass filters only approximately 45% of destructing U.V. rays.
Reflection Control Glass
Reflection control picture framing glass is finished to diffuse reflected light. This process also give the glass surface a matte finish ( none glare). This glass is great if your artwork is hanging right in front of a window. This glass is slightly more expensive than regular glass.
Conservation Clear Glass
Conservation glass offers the highest level of UV protection available in the industry. Over time exposure to indoor and outdoor UV light rays can contribute to fading and deterioration of art, photographs and other important personal keepsakes. Conservation Clear glass effectively blocks up to 99% of UV light rays to protect against fading and help keep framed pieces brighter, longer.
Conservation Reflection Control Glass
Conservation Reflection Control Glass enhances the beauty of artwork with a matte-like finish that scatters light to minimize unwanted glare. Additionally, it effectively blocks up to 99% of UV light rays to help protect art, photographs and other important personal keepsakes from fading and deterioration caused by harmful UV light rays.
Museum anti-reflection picture framing glass with Conservation Grade UV Protection is the best glazing option available for art, photographs and other important personal keepsakes. Along with its nearly invisible finish, it effectively blocks up to 99% of harmful indoor and outdoor UV light rays so framed pieces remain clearer and brighter for longer.
Acrylic is plexi glass (plastic) glazing.
Pros of Acrylic are:
- Much lighter than glass
- Acrylic Glazing is practically shatterproof,
- It has a greater level of U.V. protection, filtering more than 66% of harmful rays.
Cons of acrylic picture framing are:
- The primary disadvantage is that acrylic scratches easily
- It is surprisingly expensive because it is considered higher qualitythan regular glass.
Do not use glass cleaners to clean acrylic because remember it is plastic, NOT glass. The surface will become foggy and rough cloths can leave irreparable scratches. Use a soft cloth, and purchase a special cleaner just for acrylic.
Laminating is a sheet of thin plastic, essentially melted or vacuum-sealed onto the surface of your photograph or artwork. Lamination protects from dust and moisture.