So together we’ve chosen the frame and the mat for your artwork. However, there is one final decision to be made; what type of glass do you want?
At Fastframe we offer three types of glass (as well as perspex, but we’ll save the perspex discussion for another day.)
Normal Glass is what we call the standard glass that we use. It’s a great quality, professional standard and our most affordable option.
Tru Vue Conservation Clear glass is recommended for original art, limited editions and other valuable art work. Manufactured in America, it blocks 99% of UV rays, this helps reduce fading and discolouration that can occur over time. It meets all conservation standards. If the work that you’re having framed is important to you, we recommend Tru Vue Conservation Clear glass.
AR – Reflection Free
Tru Vue AR Reflection Free glass is a Museum quality Anti Reflective (AR) glass. Although it blocks less UV (78%) than the Tru Vue Conservation Clear, works framed with AR looks ‘glass-less’ as it reduces reflections to less than 1%.
AR glass is virtually ‘invisible’. It’s reflection free so the artwork ‘pops’. The work’s colours appear enhanced and the work appears brighter. If expose to light is not an issue and you want to feel like you can simply reach out and touch the artwork; AR glass is the best product for you.
Tru Vue UltraView glass is an affordable high quality Anti Reflective (AR) glass. UltraView will still stop 70% of UV and cut reflections to less than 1% so that it is also almost “invisible”.
Caring for your framed artwork
A regular dusting should suffice. But if you have some grubby fingerprints to remove follow these instructions for all types of glass we supply:
- Only use a clean, soft, lint-free cloth (like a micro-fiber cloth)
- Spray some glass cleaner (ammonia free) onto the cloth, not the glass itself
- Clean the glass in a circular motion (think Karate kid; wax on, wax off)