Selecting the Right Glass

 

Most people are fairly familiar with mouldings and mat boards when it comes to custom framing, however, many may be unaware of the importance of glazing when it comes to the protection and the beauty of their framed piece.

 

The glazing you choose is very important. Only Conservation Grade glazing will help protect your cherished artwork, family photos, or any object you wish to have framed.

We know that you choose to custom frame because the piece you are framing is important to you, and the project you bring to us is something you want to enjoy for a long time to come.

 

As trusted custom framing experts, we offer you numerous framing options to meet your individual needs and provide you with a finished piece that has both superior protection and a look to fit your individual style.

We pride ourselves on our expertise in preservation, design, and fulfilling your needs to get the job done right. This is why we offer the best glazing available, Tru Vue® Conservation Grade glazing. Tru Vue Conservation Grade glazing is the only glazing that has 99% UV protection, the best available protection, and meets conservation standards written by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).*

Optium Museum Acrylic®

is the ultimate acrylic product that offers an almost invisible finish. Plus it performs more like glass than traditional acrylic, with its anti-static and scratch-resistant properties.

  • 99% UV Protection for protecting your cherished items.

  • Amazing clarity that enables you to admire the finer details of your piece and not reflections. It's like the acrylic is nearly invisible.

  • Scratch-resistant to prevent minor scratches that can mar typical acrylic during everyday cleaning.

  • Anti-Static to reduce dust attraction and help prevent damage to loose media artwork such as pastels, charcoals and textiles.

  • Shatter-resistant to give you peace of mind in high traffic areas or a child’s room.

  • Half the weight of glass making it lightweight and perfect for large framing projects.

 

 

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Picture framing glass (“glazing,” “conservation glass,” “museum quality glass”) usually refers to flat glass or acrylic (“plexi”) used for framing artwork and for presenting art objects in a display box (also, “conservation framing”). Source – Wikipedia

When having your artwork framed, there are several choices available when it comes to the type of “glass”, “glazing”, or “facing” that can be used. In this article we are going to take a moment and discuss what choices are available and what benefits each type offers, when it comes to the protection and display properties of your art. Keep in mind, most of these choices are only available for custom framing where conservation or anti-reflective coatings are important to the preservation of your photos or artistic works.

 

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.

 

Technical Info:

  • Matte-like finish to minimize glare and allows 89% light transmission

  • Blocks up to 99% of UV light rays

  • Achieves over 97% light transmission to enhance colors, brightness and contrast levels

  • Meets ISO 18902 and passes ISO 18916, by providing at least 97% UV protection

  • Does not degrade or delaminate over time.  Tru Vue use a proprietary inorganic, silica-based UV blocking coating with a matte-finish, which is “baked” into the glass producing a permanently bonded coating.

  • 2.5mm glass substrate

When To Use:

  • To minimize glare while protecting art, photographs and other important personal keepsakes against harmful UV light rays

  • Use on any framing project with up to two mats away from piece without significant resolution loss

 

 

 

Museum Glass® 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.

 

 

 

Technical Info:

 

  • Reduces reflection by over 85% (to less than 1% of total light), the lowest possible reflection rating available with UV protection

  • Achieves over 97% light transmission to enhance colors, brightness and contrast levels

  • Blocks up to 99% of UV light rays

  • Meets ISO 18902 and passes ISO 18916, by providing at least 97% UV protection

  • Does not degrade or delaminate over time.  Tru Vue uses a proprietary inorganic, silica-based UV blocking coating, which is “baked” into the glass producing a permanently bonded coating.

  • 2.5mm glass substrate

When To Use:

  • For virtually invisible glazing that will enhance colors, brightness and contrast levels of all types of artwork, even posters

  • For protecting valued diplomas or irreplaceable artwork against damage and fading caused by UV light

  • Ideal for framing applications including shadow boxes, multiple mat or deep framing projects

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