The J & S Picture Frame Warehouse team believes that your pictures deserve the best! Locally owned and operated, they constantly strive to bring their customers the best materials, advice, and workmanship for all of your framing needs. They simply offer the best selection of materials to preserve your treasures, keepsakes, and works of art in Saskatoon. J & S Picture Frame Warehouse are your Trusted Saskatoon Picture Framers. In their latest tip, they explain why the right glass is important to use on your framing projects.
The Right Glass is So Important to Use on Your Framing Projects
There are many kinds of glass to choose from when you are framing your pictures. You need to ask yourself if there are lots of windows and lights in the space that you will be hanging your pictures. The most important thing about glass is that it protects your artwork from dust and the environment. The UV rays can destroy your artwork in a very short time. There are 3 options for UV protective glass: Museum glass, UV clear glass, and UV reflection control. We believe that if something is worth framing, it is worth protecting with the best quality glass and acid-free materials. We see so many things that have been hanging for a few years and they are faded and very often we are not able to replace them.
Museum glass is the most expensive, but it truly is the best. It is 99% UV protective and it is clear so it will not have that annoying reflection.
UV Reflection Control glass is also 99% UV protective, but it is chemically etched on one side so that you don’t get an undesirable reflection. You will also lose some of the brightness and sharpness from your artwork. It is nice on bright coloured photographs, not on something with soft colour and fine lines.
UV Clear glass is also 99% UV protective but you do get a reflection, especially if you hang your picture across from a window or even hanging near table lights. You do not lose any brightness or detail but you do get that annoying reflection.
There is also just clear glass, the kind that comes in those big box store frames, the inexpensive ones. If you have an old photo or anything that is one of a kind, do not put your one and only piece in it. It will fade out in a few years and you will be very unhappy. As well, you need acid free materials to back your picture. Regular clear glass is the least costly and is OK to use on something that can be replaced easily or something that you know you will not want to keep for a long time.
Non-reflective glass is chemically etched on one side so you don’t get a reflection, but it will not stop your art or photo from fading. The poor mountain lion photographed below has turned blue from being framed in glass that isn’t UV protective.
"If something is worth framing, it's worth framing well." - Sherry Morris -J & S Picture Frame Warehouse
Quality is paramount at J & S - all work is completed with superb craftsmanship, expert advice and friendly service. Nationally acclaimed local artists trust J & S with their original artworks...why trust your memories to anyone else?As always, you can find out more about the knowledgeable team at J & S Picture Frame Warehouse your TRUSTED SASKATOON FRAMING EXPERTS by checking out their listing on Trusted Saskatoon or visiting them in store!