Glass and Glazing
There are a variety of choices.
We can show you samples of each and help you to decide which will work best with your project.
Conservation Glass filters up to 97% of Ultra-Violet light that may cause framed pieces to fade. It is also available in Non-glare.
Museum Glass blocks out 99% of Ultra-Violet light and has an anti-reflective
coating which virtually eliminates all glare. It is almost undetectable.
This is the very best option.
Acrylic or Plexiglass is a form of hard plastic and is much lighter than glass. Acrylic is almost impossible to break and can be treated with Ultra-Violet properties. The reduced weight makes it a very good option for large pieces.
However, Acrylic does tend to attract dust, scratches easily and should be cleaned with special cleaners and soft clothes.
There are several grades of acrylics:
regular, non-glare, conservation, conservation non-glare, museum and abrasive resistant. Of course, each type comes with a price difference.
Premium clear glass is an affordable option that will protect your art from dust and dirt, but will not protect is from UV light. This is also available in non-glare, which gives a matte finish. Non-glare will also dull the image under the glass (more mats yields more diffusion).
Whether Glass or Acrylic it is best to use an Ultra-Violet blocking material