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Museum Grade Acrylic (Optium®)

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Trusted by the world’s most renowned museums, this state-of-the-art glazing boasts a virtually invisible anti-reflective coating allowing viewers to see the finest details in crystal clear color neutrality, while its UV-filtering, abrasion resistant acrylic, and anti-static coating offer uncompromising protection and preservation. This glazing solution is premium.

Technical properties include:

  • UV filtration – Approximately 99%
  • Light Reflection – 1%
  • Sheet thickness 3 – 6mm (Depending on size of the artwork)

Museum Grade Glass

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Museum Grade glass provides provides the highest level of both UV protection and clear uninterrupted viewing experience. It reveals true colours and textures of your art work. Its anti-reflective coating allows you to view the actual content of art work by reducing unwanted reflections to less than 1%. It also has an amazing 92 – 99% UV protection. Suitable for higher value works where un-inhibited viewing as well as protection from fading and colour loss are both required. Many pieces glazed with this glass looks as if there is no glass at all!

Technical properties include:

UV filtration – Approximately 92-99%
Light Reflection – Less than 1.5%
Sheet thickness 2 – 3mm (Depending on the size of the artwork)

Non-reflective Glass

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Non-reflective or Anti-reflective glass provides amazing clear uninterrupted viewing experience. It reveals true colours and textures of your art work. Its anti-reflective coating allows you to view the actual content of art work by reducing unwanted reflections to less than 1%. It also has a 70% UV protection. Suitable for works with fine detail requiring un-inhibited viewing. Many pieces glazed with this glass looks as if there is no glass at all!

Technical properties include:

UV filtration – Approximately 70%
Light Reflection – Less than 1.5%
Sheet thickness 2 – 3mm (Depending on the size of the artwork)

Regular Acrylic

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Regular acrylic or Cast acrylic has similar experience protection properties to regular glass but is suitable for large images or for use in public areas and children rooms. Lightweight shatter-resistant and looks just like glass.

Technical properties include:

UV filtration – Approximately 65%
Light Reflection – 8%
Sheet thickness 2 – 4mm (Depending on size of the artwork)

Regular Glass

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This is the lowest grade of glazing protection and therefore the most cost effective.

Also known as float glass, this glass is best used for low cost artwork, or artwork that can be easily replaced.

Technical properties include:

UV filtration – Approximately 40%
Light Reflection – 8%
Sheet thickness 2mm

UV Acrylic

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UV acrylic is a plastic glazing which has had UV absorbers added within the polymer at the time of manufacturer. This is the reason why the UV block on acrylics is very high >99%. UV Acrylic is suitable for higher valued large works of art where breakage and the preservation of colours are essential, example of this is large vintage posters.

Technical properties include:

  • UV filtration – Approximately 99%
  • Light Reflection – 8%
  • Sheet thickness 2 – 4mm (Depending on size of the artwork)

UV Glass

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UltraViolet glass fondly termed UV Glass is a great choice as it blocks out 99% of harmful UV rays. This slows down the ageing and fading process, whilst maintaining the colour and quality of your artwork.

Technical properties include:

UV filtration – Approximately 99%
Light Reflection – 8%
Sheet thickness 2 – 3mm (Depending on the size of the artwork)