Understanding the Benefits of Various Glass & Acrylic Options

Glass and acrylic play a crucial role in the art of picture framing, safeguarding your cherished photos and artwork. Picture framing glazing serves as a protective shield, defending your artwork against the detrimental effects of humidity, heat, and, most importantly, harmful UV light. They provide essential protection against dust and scratches while preserving the visibility and vibrancy of your pieces.

For those seeking to banish glare and reflections, we offer anti-reflective and non-glare glass options. Serving valued customers in Greater Vancouver and Burnaby, we are committed to perfecting the art of picture framing. At ABC Fine ART, we provide top-tier choices to ensure the safety and longevity of your valuable artwork. Our selection includes a wide range of glass and other facings, along with various plexiglass alternatives.

Glass Options For Perfect Picture Framing

Museum Grade Glass: This top-tier framing glass is renowned for its ability to virtually eliminate reflection, block up to 99% of UV rays, and enhance optical light transmission, which significantly brightens colors. Additionally, its enhanced surface is exceptionally durable, easy to clean, and minimizes the rippling or ‘orange peel’ effect on the surface. Museum Grade glass is highly recommended for framing valuable artworks, especially those where clarity and UV protection are paramount, ensuring that your framed image remains as clear and crisp as possible.

Conservation Reflection Control Glass is a premium choice for preserving and showcasing your valuable artwork. With its specialized coating, it effectively reduces unwanted reflections and glare, ensuring that your art is seen in all its glory. Additionally, it offers excellent UV protection, guarding your artwork against the harmful effects of sunlight. This glass is the ideal solution for framing when reflection control is essential, making it perfect for valuable pieces and exhibitions where visibility is paramount.

Conservation Clear Glass is the gold standard for protecting and displaying your treasured artworks. It provides exceptional clarity while blocking up to 99% of harmful UV rays, preventing fading and damage over time. This glass ensures that your artwork remains vibrant and true to its original form. Whether it’s for fine art, photographs, or historical documents, Conservation Clear Glass is the choice of discerning collectors and preservationists who want to cherish their pieces for generations to come.

Premium Clear Glass offers the perfect blend of quality and affordability for your framing needs. It provides clarity and protection by acting as a barrier against dust and physical damage. While it doesn’t offer the same level of UV protection as its conservation-grade counterparts, it’s an excellent choice for general framing when UV exposure is not a primary concern. It’s the smart choice for items that can be easily reproduced or replaced and is particularly suitable for projects where a balance between quality and budget is key.

Frame It Right: Plexiglass Options For Picture Framing

Tru Vue Optium Museum Acrylic® is a superior glazing material renowned for its nearly reflection-free surface and its ability to block up to 99% of harmful UV rays. Its exceptional optical light transmission enhances the vibrancy of colors. This lightweight, durable, shatter-resistant, and anti-static acrylic is the recommended choice for large installations and valuable artworks.

Conservation Reflection Control Acrylic is a matte-finished acrylic minimizes glare, offers superior UV protection (blocking up to 99% of UV rays), and ensures optimal color transmission. Ideal for framing cultural heritage, fine art, oversized works, and irreplaceable pieces. It’s also an excellent choice to reduce glare in well-lit spaces and for earthquake-prone or high-traffic areas due to its shatter-resistant properties. This option is perfect for those seeking non-reflective plexiglass without venturing into the higher price range of Optium Museum Acrylic.

Conservation Clear Acrylic sets the standard in the framing industry, providing unparalleled protection by blocking up to 99% of harmful UV rays. Its shatter-resistant properties not only safeguard your artwork but also make it an excellent choice for high-traffic areas and earthquake-prone regions. Conservation Clear Acrylic is the preferred choice for framing or displaying cultural heritage and fine art collections, oversized works, and irreplaceable artworks where preserving their integrity is paramount.

Premium Clear Acrylic is a high-quality, clear acrylic that offers safety and security by being shatter-resistant, protecting against injury and artwork damage. It’s designed for general-purpose framing when UV exposure is not a concern, making it suitable for items that can be easily reproduced or replaced. Additionally, it’s a smart choice for framing in earthquake-prone or high-traffic areas where safety is a priority. It’s the ideal solution for artwork display for some period of time without the need for preservation, making it clear that this choice is not intended for high-value or conservation purposes.

Reflection Control Acrylic is a matte-finished acrylic excels in managing reflections, making it the top choice for projects where reflection control is crucial, such as movie and TV productions. It effectively scatters and diffuses light to minimize glare and provides safety by being shatter-resistant, making it ideal for custom framing in controlled light environments, suitable for items not sensitive to UV damage or easily replaceable. This choice prioritizes practicality over high-value or conservation purposes.

Your choice of museum glass for your custom made frames