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03-22-2001, 02:19 PM
My framer asked me if I want to use conservation glass on some pastels I am having framed. It protects the art from ultraviolet light. Does anyone have an opinion about this, pro or con? It's an extra $25 per picture.
If it's straight glass with a transparent UV protective layer over it, I say go for it!
If it's that tinted stuff, or stuff that detracts from the glass, you might want to see how it looks first. It might just "flatten" your paintings.
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03-22-2001, 04:22 PM
Most everyone I know hates it. Can't remember why. I think it scratches or something.
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03-22-2001, 05:53 PM
Here's my take on glass:
- Regular clear glass with the least amount of green tint, yes. It still has a tint and no UV protection to speak of, very minimal, but is what most artists use.
- Clear glass, with the new "no glare" claims is wonderful, but the usual complaint is regarding fingerprints. It is very difficult to keep clean and nice. It's other claim to fame is that it has no tint to it so is truly clear and has relatively good UV protection. I think this may be the one you are referring to.
- Non-glare glass; I never recommend it as it has that diffused, broken look. Ok for photos, terrible for pastels.
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I think that regular glass is better. Non-glare is usually sort of smoky somehow and yes, more difficult to clean. There is a glass that is supposed to enhance the look of the artwork, non-reflective but not smoky, I saw it in a frameshop once but expensive Art Image glass or something. But it's just for the UV protection, if the artwork will hang indoors and away from direct exposure then I think regular glass is fine.
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