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Customer Service - Friday, October 21, 2016 | Comments (0)


Glass Options Available


You may or may not know that we have quite a few choices when it comes to glass. But why would you choose one over another and is the investment really worth First let’s look at the types of glass and what the differences are.


Standard Clear Glass


Standard clear glass is glass that you find on frames you buy off the shelf. It has no protection from UV and only protects from dust. It is quite reflective. Good for cheap posters and replaceable photo prints in low lit areas.


Non-reflective glass


Non-reflective glass offers better viewing with a matte-like finish that scatters light to minimise glare. It offers no protection from UV light. And cannot be used for box frame items where the item is set back. Suggested use for no more than 3 stacked matboards.


UV Clear Glass


UV glass protects your artwork, photo or memorabilia from fading which is caused by UV light. Clear UV glass cuts out 99% of ultra violet light to provide UV protection under clear glass as the name suggests.


UV Non-reflective Glass


Non-reflective or non-glare UV glass offers the same protection as clear UV glass but has a matte-like finish that scatters light to minimise glare.


Museum glass


Museum glass also protects your framed item from fading and provides 99% UV protection. The benefit of museum glass is that it provides reflection free viewing for amazing clarity and anti-static properties. It provides enhanced colour perception, brightness and contrast levels.


Which Glass Should I Choose?


All Frame Today staff are expertly trained and can advise you which option is your best choice to provide the level of protection so your items last a lifetime.