Selecting a Specialist Glass
Specialist Picture Glass
Glass can transform the end result and can make or break the finish of a framed picture.
Picture Framing Glass was not created equal. To keep it simple lets split glass in to three groups, Ordinary, Bells, Bells and Whistles.
Glass in this group is simply 2mm or 3mm float glass and it offers minimum protection against dust and dirt.
Glass in this group offers more protection against harmful UV light and some glasses that also offer anti-reflective properties that enhance the visual appearance of the framed subject
Bells and Whistles
Here we have the best of both worlds with top notch UV protection and anti-reflective properties.
Choosing your glass
Standard framing uses 2mm or 3mm float glass for those on a budget, however, on the most part I choose to use TueVue glass to glaze with, this enhances the overall outcome and used extensively in conservation and museum level framing. For valued artwork, photographs and textiles that require the very best UV protection and anti-reflection that will help to protect those precious pieces for years to come museum glass is highly recommended.
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