Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Choosing the Right Acrylic Sheet for Your Project


 
For protecting your artwork, we trust acrylic sheets over glass. They preserve your work and reduce glare without the risk of breakage. Professionals and galleries also love it because it’s lightweight, shatterproof, acid-free and distortion-free. But the acrylic sheet you choose depends on your project and budget. Here are the kinds we carry, and their recommended uses.
 
Standard Acrylic
This style is acid-free and shatterproof with slight UV resistance. It’s 3/32” thick and great for most projects.
Non-Glare Acrylic


Acid-free and shatterproof with a non-reflective 1/8” thick matte surface that minimizes glare. This style is especially suited for art with fine details that could otherwise be obstructed by a glare. Not recommended for shadow boxes.
 
UV Protected Acrylic


Acid-free, shatterproof and 3/32” thick with maximum UV resistance for conservation projects, such as antique photographs, old newspapers, and art you want to protect for years.
 
UV/Non-Glare Acrylic


This product is the ultimate in protection for your finest artwork and cherished mementos. Acid-free, conservation quality, and 3/32” thick shatterproof plexiglass that filters out 98% of UV rays.
Caring for Your Acrylic
 
The point of acrylic is to protect and display your art. So be sure to avoid common glass cleaners, which can create a haze on it and obscure your art. Instead, use a soft cloth and our acrylic cleaner or just plain water.
 
Have more questions about acrylic sheets? Contact us.
 

Laura Jajko
Laura Jajko is President of American Frame and a longtime contributor to "A Good Frame of Mind." Here, she delights in bonding with others over her love of art and framing. With more than 40 years of practical experience, she brings a unique perspective in a straightforward style that she hopes will spark lots of interesting and relevant dialogue in our online community. Connect with Laura directly here on the blog or follow her on Twitter @LauraJajko.

 

 

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