Premium Clear Glass
For orders without concerns about damage or exposure to UV radiation or a distracting reflection, use Premium Clear Glass. This is the most basic and economical glass choice.
To protect your artwork from ultraviolet radiation, use UV Glass. Our UV glass will filter approximately 98% of damaging UV radiation. Exposure to UV radiation will cause fading colors, yellowing, and brittleness in your art work. These effects are permanent changes. Remember anything framed with UV glass still should not be hung in direct sunlight.
Non Glare Glass
When dealing with annoying reflections, the use of Non Glare Glass is ideal. Non Glare Glass works by diffusing light. However by diffusing light, resolution is also diffused.
UV Non Glare Glass
When concerned with reflection and protection from damaging ultraviolet radiation, use UV Non Glare Glass. The Non Glare will diffuse the glare, while the UV protection will filter approximately 98% of UV radiation. Exposure to UV light will cause fading colors, yellowing, and brittleness in your art work. These effects are permanent changes. Although UV glass blocks most of the sun’s damaging rays, we advise that art is never hung in direct sunlight.
To enhance clarity of your framed work and to eliminate most reflection, use Antireflective Glass. Antireflective Glass has a unique coating, the same coating as used on the lens of a camera. This coating absorbs the glare providing an almost glare free view. This glass is perfect to use in a office setting or environment which there is a lot of ambient light (large windows). Anti-reflective Glass will reduce UV radiation by approximately 75 percent.
The highest UV rated anti-reflective coated glass available to preserve your artwork is Museum Glass. The UV protection will filter approximately 98% of damaging UV radiation. The anti-reflective coating absorbs glare without distorting color and detail, much like High Definition Television. Exposure to UV radiation will cause fading colors, yellowing, and brittleness in your art work. These effects are permanent changes. Remember even a picture framed with UV glass still should not be hung in direct sunlight.
Plexi Glass is recommended for framing over 36”x48“, shipping, and any time breakage is a concern. Available in clear, non glare, scratch resistant, and conservation varieties. Contrary to popular belief, Plexi Glass is a high quality glazing option for many situations. The only difference between Plexi Glass and Regular Glass is that you care for it differently. Clean Plexi with a soft cloth and a Plexi cleaner to prevent scratching while cleaning.