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Harmful UV rays in any light can damage artwork.

Glass can provide UV Protection and Reflection Control

What you need to know when choosing your glass.

In a frame, glass is your shield against the elements. It stands in the way of the environment, dust, dirt, insects, and your little Picassos. For years, the framing industry concentrated on the production of PH neutral (acid free) materials for use in archival framing. Meanwhile, much damage was done to artwork by exposure to UV rays in light. No matter where your art is located, there are harmful UV rays in any light that will damage it if unprotected. There are four factors to consider when selecting glass:

  1.  The value of the art (monetary or sentimental)
  2.  UV protection
  3.  Reflection control
  4.  Price

Combinations of UV protection and reflection control are available at different levels and at different price points. Learn more about glass choices which help protect and preserve your artwork for many years to come.

What Types of Artwork Need Glass?

Glass is used to protect anything that will damage if left uncovered.  For example, watercolour paintings, diplomas, photographs will all need glass to cover them. Paintings on canvas or wood coated with a UV varnish may be left open to the air.

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Over 4,000 frame samples. Unlimited custom designs and framing solutions.

“Museum” or conservation framing ensures that all materials used in the process are acid-free (PH neutral).