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Picture Framing Clear Glass
Clear Glass is an excellence quality regular picture framing glass suitable for projects that do not require UV protection.
Conservation Clear Glass
Conservation Grade UV (ultra-violet) Protection
Tru Vue Conservation Clear picture framing glass offers the highest level of UV protection available in the industry.  Over time exposure to indoor and outdoor UV light rays can contribute to fading and deterioration of art, photographs and other important personal keepsakes. Conservation Clear glass effectively blocks up to 99% of UV light rays to protect against fading and help keep framed pieces brighter, longer.
  • Ideal for any framing application, if reflection-free viewing is not important.  
  • For protecting art, photographs and other important personal keepsakes against damage and fading caused by UV light.  
  • To provide fade protection for posters. The inks, papers and other materials used to create these prints are more likely to deteriorate at a faster pace than higher quality reproductions.

Acrylic Picture Frame Glass/Glazing

A light weight, shatter-resistant glazing that offers some ultra-violet protection. Acrylic glazing is great option for children's rooms and high traffic areas.

Picture Framing Acrylic Glazing this is a very popular type of picture glazing, it comes second behind glass. It is commonly known as Perspex or Plexiglas, but these names are in fact brand name, the common name for this glazing product is “Acrylic”

Pros of acrylic picture framing glazing are:

  • Much lighter than regular picture framing glass.
  • Acrylic Glazing an be used safely in public accessed areas.
  • Acrylic Glazing is practically shatterproof.
  • It has a greater level of UV protection than standard picture framing glass filtering more the harmful UV rays.
  • It is available in many thickness.
Cons of acrylic picture framing glazing are:
  • The primary disadvantage is that acrylic glazing scratches easier than regular picture framing glass if the correct care is not taken when cleaning.
  • It is surprisingly expensive because it is considered higher quality than regular glass.
How to clean Acrylic Glazing:
Do not use glass cleaners to clean acrylic because remember it is plastic, NOT glass. The surface will become foggy and rough cloths can leave irreparable scratches. Use a soft cloth, and purchase a special cleaner just for acrylic.