Not only does glass protect artwork from dust, pollutants, etc., but it can also safeguard your art in other ways. Here are the types of glass available:

Regular glass protects artwork from 50% of harmful UV rays, which can cause fading and discoloration. It will also protect from scrapes and scratches, but is at risk of breaking during transportation.

Non-glare glass may be preferred in cases where artwork faces windows. Much like anti-reflective coatings on eyeglass lenses, non-glare glass cuts down on reflections that may obscure the artwork behind it. Non-glare glass has very low UV protection and also can give the artwork a slight “fuzzy” appearance.

Museum glass is the highest quality available, with virtually no glare and excellent UV protection.

Other options

Conservation glazing is a coating that adds additional UV protection to glass.

Acrylic, also known as the brand name Plexiglas, is a common glass alternative. Its advantages are that it’s much lighter than glass and is practically unbreakable. However, it scratches easily. Its light weight makes it an ideal choice for large pieces of art.


Our three step promise ensures that your artwork, keepsakes, and valuables stay protected and are displayed the best they can be.

  1. Quality: We use only the very best, acid free materials in mounting and showcasing your pieces. We test our products to ensure they resist fading, discoloration, warping, or rippling.
  2. Service: Any piece you bring or mail to us remains at our facility. We do all work in-house and take pride in keeping your valuables safe at all times.
  3. Guarantee: Should any of our products not meet our quality standards we will replace the molding, mattes and mounting boards.

For our out of town shoppers: Need to choose frame molding and mattes without being able to come in to our location? Fill out the contact form below and we will email photo samples once we narrow down the design criteria.

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