Glass & Acrylics
What you should know about picture framing glass
The most common misnomer with glass is that it is see-through and that is why customers can be reluctant to pay more for a product that they think they can’t see. Sadly
float glass and many other cheap alternatives are far from see-through. Indeed, your customers are more likely to see a reflection of their face staring back at them, rather than being able to appreciate their art! Only glass with good anti-reflective qualities is nearly invisible to the eye and offers the best clarity to the art.
Quality glass is like “Sunscreen for your art”
Just as we require sun cream to protect us from harmful UV rays, so art needs to sit behind glass with UV-blocking qualities, if it is to be protected. This will prevent your customer’s art from fading, turning brittle or even cracking over time. This is no more important than for art, which is to be hung in direct sunlight, or is valuable to your customer – either because it is financially valuable or sentimentally precious.