Museumglass

The best choice for your frame

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Museumglass®

…is a brand name of Tru Vue in America. In the Netherlands, the term museum glass is often used to refer to a coated and UV-protective glass than is non reflective. Wilcovak is a premium supplier of Tru Vue products.

For framing, you need to choose a type of glass. The aim is to protect the framed work as it must be shown as optimally as possible. Wilcovak offers various types of glass.

  • museumglass > 90% UV-protective
  • layered glass > 90% UV-protective
  • TruVue optium museum acrylic > 99% UV-protective
  • floatglass

We always recommend using museum glass of 90% UV resistance. Alternatives can also be chosen for budgetary reasons.

UV-protective Museum glass
Museum glass is primarily intended to undo the annoying reflection of ordinary float glass. It seems as if there is no glass in the frame. The museum glass is marketed in various percentages of UV resistance. The higher the UV factor, the more protection against discoloration and damage to pigments or dyes.

Museum art glass is available in both 2 and 3 mm, and a UV-protection variant of 60%, 70% and 92%. However, a UV factor of 70% or more has a slowing effect.

The following descriptions are being used in the Netherlands:
>70% UV resistant = protective
>90% UV resistant = preservative
>99% UV resistant = museum quality

Layered glass

This laminated glass consists of 2 glass plates, each 2 mm thick and fused together with a plastic foil under pressure and heat. The foil ensures that the glass is held together in case of breakage. It provides protection during transport and can save your artwork.

A disadvantage of laminated glass is the weight. An alternative in that case can be acrylic (plexiglass).

Tru Vue Optium Acrylic

Limiting the risk of glass breakage:

Frames consisting of this type of glass are adapted to be suited for transport. It is also a safe way of framing for non-reproducible or delicate art work.

This type of plexiglass glass provides maximum protection (99%) against UV light, is anti-static and has anti-reflective properties. All the advantages in one. Many museums, all over the world, prefer Tru Vue Optium museum acrylic.

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Great service. Superb printing and finishing work. Very professional and extremely friendly!

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