HOW TO SELECT THE RIGHT GLASS, PROTECT AND DISPLAY YOUR ARTWORK?
HOW TO SELECT THE RIGHT GLASS?
Most people are pretty familiar with mouldings and mat boards when it comes to custom framing, however, many may be unaware of the importance of glazing when it comes to the protection and the beauty of their framed piece. Maybe you are even asking yourself right now, what is glazing? Glazing is the protective covering used in picture framing. The glazing you choose is very important. Only Conservation Grade glazing will help protect your cherished artwork, photos, or any object you wish to have framed. We belive that you choose to Tengu frame because the piece you are framing is important to you, and the project you bring to us is something you want to enjoy for a long time to come. As trusted custom framing experts, we offer you numerous framing options to meet your individual needs and provide you with a finished piece that has both superior protection and a look to fit your individual style. This is why we offer the best glazing available, Tru Vue® Conservation Grade glazing. Tru Vue Conservation Grade glazing is the only glazing that has 99% UV protection, the best available protection, and meets conservation standards written by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). In addition for your comfort we offer also best anti-reflective glass ever with real no-glare effect. Just compare and select between UltraVue® or Museum®.
HOW TO PROTECT YOUR ARTWORK?
Why the right UV Protection is important. Even light has a dark side. UV light can be your artwork's worst enemy. Its energy is absorbed by paint, ink, canvas and paper. Once this energy is absorbed it causes photochemical reactions and molecular damage that results in yellowing. Basically, it's the same process that causes newspaper to yellow and fabrics like carpeting and draperies to fade over time. UV light also causes paper and canvas artwork to become brittle — and all UV damage is both cumulative and irreversible. We also like to remind our customers that it is not just sunlight that causes UV damage — all light sources do. This is why, even if your framed piece is not in direct sunlight, it is important to have a level of UV protection that meets the conservation standard of 97% UV protection set by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), or else it is in risk of UV damage. Only Tru Vue Conservation Grade glazing meets this standard and will help you protect your valued items with 99% UV protection.
HOW TO DISPLAY YOUR ARTWORK?
Light may be damaging to artwork, but of course, it’s also necessary to view it. The following are best practices that will help maximize both the enjoyment and longevity of your artwork:
- avoid hanging artwork in direct sunlight
- reduce overall lighting levels—dim the lights whenever possible
- use incandescent or LED bulbs to light your art—they emit less UV rays than fluorescent lights
- choose a glazing product that meets conservation standards by providing at least 97% UV protection
- choose anti-reflective glazing such as Tru Vue® UltraVue® or Museum Glass® to reduce reflections