Why don’t you use glass?

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Posted by kjf (Questions: 12, Answers: 13)
Asked on January 6, 2015 11:34 am
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Because we are an online only store, glass is just too difficult to post without damage so we only use acrylic. which has many advantages. All of us walked past Travel Stores and wondered about the washed out Posters in the window that are mostly ghost images of what they had been and now exist as pale blues where the sun has bleached out the pigment of the printer’s inks, no more reds or yellows. The culprit of this damage is the suns powerful bleaching UV rays. These UV rays abound in our houses as well and can destroy and or or yellow valuable family memorabilia, photographs and art work.
Our kits come complete with quality 100 % acrylic glazing that unlike glass filters out 99 % of these UV rays. And whilst we do not recommend that anyone would place valuable artworks in direct sun light our frames offer this built in protection. at no extra cost to you Other advantages over glass are that it is 100 % water clear and not green tinged to change the colour reference of your artwork , is not brittle and will not crack on house moves or falls from the wall and is just half the weight of glass. (less weight means less chance of detaching off the wall attachment hooks in your home or office).

So why don’t all framers use acrylic? The main reason is it is more expensive than glass and it is harder to cut. It also does attract more static which in turn can attract dust. Wiping with a non static cloth fixes this and we also have special acrylic cleaner available that is economical to use and does a brilliant job.

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