For glazing, only high-performance True Vue acrylic is used (instead of traditional glass) based on its lightweight, shatter-resistance, and level of clarity.
Our Standard Glaze is optically pure Premium Clear acrylic. It's a fine choice for many items, but UV rays may fade or discolor the artwork over time.
You can opt for our UV Protective version (Conservation Clear) to filter out 99% of UV rays that can fade artwork over time. This option is a good choice for anything that is irreplaceable, or if you are hanging the frame in a sunny room.
Our Non-Glare (Reflection Control) glaze diffuses reflections from surrounding light sources. It has a subtle, matte coating that diffuses light, but can cause a minute loss of clarity when the artwork is viewed from up close and at sharp angles.
Non-Glare UV (Conservation Reflection Control) offers 99% UV protection.
Finally, Optium Museum acrylic has a special coating that not only makes it virtually invisible in most lighting situations but is also scratch-resistant and anti-static. You get crystal clear viewing along with 99% UV protection for the absolute best in display and preservation.
Clean and protect your acrylic with a microfiber cloth and an ammonia-free cleaner, such as rubbing alcohol. Never use regular window glass cleaner or paper towels.
If you have any questions about which glaze is right for your artwork, we can help!