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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · framing your artwork: glass or plexi


What do you use and why


Aug 29, 2012 at 03:41 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · framing your artwork: glass or plexi


Glass. Plexiglas scratches easily and loses clarity over time.


Aug 29, 2012 at 09:18 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · framing your artwork: glass or plexi


Plain glass or anti-reflection glass?


Aug 29, 2012 at 09:30 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · framing your artwork: glass or plexi


thanks for the feedback.. DGC1 what you said is good to know, i had no idea about this.


Aug 30, 2012 at 08:19 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · framing your artwork: glass or plexi


I use plain glass for most photos, anti-reflective "Museum Glass" for the things I really care about.

But boy, is Museum Glass expensive!



Aug 30, 2012 at 08:29 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · framing your artwork: glass or plexi


Anti-Reflective acrylic. Lighter than glass, less likely to break. Given forty or fifty years, it will be just as clear as museum glass...but probably never broken. Whether glass or acrylic, you want UV protection and "anti-reflective" coating. This is similar to the anti-reflective coating of a camera lens, and totally different from "anti glare" finishing. Tru-Vue makes "Museum glass" with this coating as well as similar acrylic called Optium.

Inasmuch as my smallest framed item is 20x24, I use Tru-Vue Optium anti-reflective Museum Display acrylic.

Here are discussions:

http://www.tru-vue.com/Tru-Vue/Products/museum-glass
http://www.framedestination.com/acrylic_selection.html#glassacrylic
http://www.thevgroove.com/glass-or-acrylic-which-do-i-choose-framing
http://www.thepaperframer.com/ChoosingGlassAcrylic.php
http://www.yourpictureframes.com/pages/Should-I-Use-Glass-Or-Acrylic%3F.html




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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · framing your artwork: glass or plexi


In my home, no glass. The texture from the paper I use adds to the image which glass obscures, even museum grade.


Sep 01, 2012 at 11:15 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · framing your artwork: glass or plexi


chez wrote:
In my home, no glass. The texture from the paper I use adds to the image which glass obscures, even museum grade.


Me too. Not only for home. I often prefer canvas for large prints. I recently printed a 8x12 on mylar with 'leather' finish. Very rugged. I might try one at 20x30 next week...



Sep 01, 2012 at 11:18 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · framing your artwork: glass or plexi


Try metal prints.

Ron



Sep 02, 2012 at 12:25 AM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · framing your artwork: glass or plexi


chez and/or jcolwell I would like to also hang items without glass to take advantage of the differences in papers. How do you mount/frame/hang them? Especially odd size panos, or almost square type pics.


Sep 02, 2012 at 03:31 PM
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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · framing your artwork: glass or plexi


Try plaque mounting. You can either laminate your print, or not. There is great software out there for creating digital mats and frames.

Your end product can look like it has a real frame and mats, but cost is lower and it is lighter than a frame with glass.

http://www.laminartindustries.com/



Sep 03, 2012 at 12:17 AM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · framing your artwork: glass or plexi


Ron: I am interested about metal prints. Who have you used for them and how do they compare to standard prints visibly.

Jim



Sep 03, 2012 at 10:04 PM





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