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fiatlux
04-18-2007, 06:32 PM
I read somewhere that plastic creates too much static electricity to use for pastel framing? Is that the experience of the forum members?

Richard

nana b
04-18-2007, 11:17 PM
There is a lot of discussions in the forums discussing this, just do a search. I believe bluefish uses plastic some, bluefish?

nana b

chewie
04-20-2007, 01:35 PM
recently at a framing clinic, the guy was showing some new plastic that is not only 'static free' but shows no reflection either. so i took the sample and played with it, within a few minutes, the fabric tassle in the shadow box display was all clinging to the glazing, and i just cringed. it woulda been a great alternative, but alas, no go for me. the tassle was a good inch from the glazing too. i was willing to shell out the huge price even, the lighter weight and non-breakable aspects would have been super. but, with that clinging tassle to see, nah, glass again for me. maybe someday a true non-static plastic will come along, but not yet.

fiatlux
04-21-2007, 12:59 PM
Thanks, Chewie. That saves me a lot of experimenting!

Richard