All glass is not created equal.
You may have thought that there are only a couple of kinds of glass that custom framers typically use to complete a framing project—but actually there are 4 kinds of glass that can be used, and we offer all of them. In many cases “regular” glass may be sufficient, but anytime you think reflection may become a distraction from the enjoyment of your artwork, you may want to select glass that is anti-reflective. Additionally, we’ve all heard about the dangers of ultra violet light rays, and glass manufacturers have developedglass that blocks a minimum of 97% of harmful UV light rays.
This highly specialized glass helps prevent the fading of colors in your artwork, and would be a good choice for protecting artwork that has either intrinsic or emotional value. This type of glass is usually referred to as Conservation Clear. At the top end of the spectrum is a glass used by many museums (hence the term Museum Glass) which you simply have to see to believe! It not only provides the highest level of protection, it is virtually invisible.
We’d be happy to guide you in selecting the glass that is right for your project.
There are many reasons why people have things framed—from simply wanting to protect something of either commercial or sentimental value, to providing attractive decoration for our homes, offices, or workplaces. However, for many people, custom framing also represents an opportunity to significantly enhance the appearance of the item to be framed.
Beyond making the right choice of a frame & matting combination, there are other details that are often (but not always) helpful in taking framing to a whole new level.
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An “extra” decorative edge for mats or frames
A bold colorful edge that is used with a mat
Usually used with Paintings