There are several different types of glass available to choose from. All glazing (glass) protects art work, but some better than others. The most important thing to consider when deciding, is the amount of UV(ultra-violet) protection you would like. All glass has UV protection, but to what extent?
MUSEUM GLASS is the highest industry standard glass available. It is 100% UV protection & virtually eliminates reflections. The application for this glass are, but not limited to, shadowboxes, Cibachrome prints, highly colorful artwork and irreplaceable heirlooms.
CONSERVATION CLEAR & NON-GLARE GLASS is a great alternative when you don't want the added cost of museum glass. It offers 99% UV protection so you know your artwork be protected for years to come. The only difference between the choice of Clear and Non-glare is the overall look. Clear lets you see everything, but can be highly reflective in certain lighting. Non-glare cuts down on the glare created by light, yet this diffusion eliminates some of the clarity of the artwork. The choice between the two is a personal one!
Premium Clear & Non-Glare Glass is your basic, inexpensive glass. It offers 40% UV protection. This is a great choice when you are looking to frame something in a presentable way and preservation is not a factor. This glass is a great for posters and commercial grade framing.
At AFICIONADO FRAMING, we stock all 5 types of glass mentioned above. Believe it or not, there are other types of glass available upon request. We also carry acrylic.
Remember, seeing is believing!