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As the old saying goes, not everything is created equal. This is especially true for glass. Most of us are familiar with clear and non-glare glass, but did you know that glass is also graded by its conservation value? From Clear to Museum, the glass covering your artwork is every bit as important as the colours you choose to put around it. Be sure you are making an informed decision by learning about the different glass options right here!

Clear – 45% UV Protection, 8% Light Reflection, Over 90% Light Transmission

–        Works well in any presentation hung in a controlled lighting environment

–        Can be used with any number of mats

Non Glare/Reflection Control – 45% UV Protection, 8% Scattered Light Reflection, 89% Light Transmission

–        Ideal for minimizing glare and reflection when conservation grade UV protection is not a concern

–        Use on any framing project with up to two mats away from artwork without significant resolution loss

 

 

Conservation (UV) Clear – At least 97% UV Protection, 8% Light Reflection, over 89% Light Transmission,

–        For protecting artwork against damage and fading caused by UV light, especially old or fragile items

–        Ideal for any framing application, if reflection-free viewing is not important

Conservation (UV) Non Glare/Reflection Control – At least 97% UV Protection, 8% Scattered Light Reflection, 89% Light Transmission

–        To minimize glare while protecting artwork against harmful UV light rays, especially old or fragile items

–        Use on any framing project with up to two mats away from artwork without significant resolution loss

 


Clear: 8% Light Reflection, over 89% Light Transmission
Museum: Less than 1% Light Reflection, Over 97% Light Transmission
Reflection Control: 8% Scattered Light Reflection, 89% Light Transmission

Museum – 99% UV Protection from every angle, Less than 1% light reflection, Over 97% Light Transmission, Optical Coating, Anti-Static

–        For virtually invisible glazing that will enhance colors, brightness and contrast levels of all types of artwork, even posters

–        For protecting valued diplomas or irreplaceable artwork against damage and fading caused by UV light

–        Ideal for framing applications, including shadow boxes, multiple mat or deep framing projects

–        Optical coating gives true colour transmission and the greatest colour neutrality


Clear vs Museum
The benefits of Museum Glass are especially apparent on shadow boxes, appearing almost invisible.
This post by: Megan