GLASS & MIRROR
Float (Standard Glass) -
max size: 1830 x 1220mm - thickness: 2mm
max size: 2250 x 1070mm - thickness: 3mm
max size: 2440 x 1605mm - thickness: 4mm
The standard picture framing glass is 2mm but we can also obtain thicker glass for larger projects.
Diffusion glass (Traditional Non-reflective) max size: 1830 x 1220mm - thickness 2mm
Traditional non reflective glass is acid-etched on one side and therefore diffuses the light on the way out to reduce the glare in a high light environment.
This glass is useful if you are going to hang your framed image in a light source (i.e. an over head light or a window) that reflects into your eye when sat in your favourite chair.
However, due to the etching of the glass it does slightly reduce the visible detail.
ARTGLASS UV 99 max size: 1727 x 1219mm - thickness: 2mm
Our UV protection glass blocks out 99% of UVA/B light from degrading the image over time.
This is great to protect any sensitive artwork from fading, particularly useful on pieces with value whether monetary, historical or sentimental. More information here.
ARTGLASS AR99 WW (Water white) max size: 1525 x 1015mm - thickness: 2mm
This amazing low iron glass has a 1% reflection rate.
This is important as it allows 99% of light both in and more importantly out of the frame therefore making the glass look invisible.
This glass is a great alternative to Diffusion Glass, provided the image isn't too reflective. i.e. If you have a high gloss photo its great for seeing all the detail but the light will reflect of the image itself not the glass. More information here.
max size: 2440 x 1220mm - thickness: 2mm
max size: 2030 x 1520mm - thickness: 3mm
Clear acrylic sheet suitable for large images or for use in public areas. Lightweight shatter-resistant and looks just like glass. Cast acrylic is clearer and more scratch resistant than standard extruded acrylic. It comes in a number of different thicknesses with the option of diffusion, UV protection and scratch-resistance. Also available in 4 and 5mm.
Lifetime Acrylic - max size: 2580 x 1970mm - Thickness: 2 and 3mm
Artglass Lifetime Acrylic is a premium anti-reflective acrylic glazing product designed for the most precious artworks and memorabilia. It provides up to 100% protection from UV rays preserving your artworks for a lifetime and beyond. We recommend this durable product for artworks with high monetary or sentimental value and travelling exhibits that benefit from safer and easier transportation. More information here.
max size: 1220 x 914mm - thickness: 1.2mm
Softer and thinner than Acrylic glass, it is lightweight and perfect for children's rooms.
It has shatter-resistant properties, so in the event of it breaking it is less likely to have sharp edges.
Silver float (mirror)
max size: 1830 x 1220mm - thickness: 3mm
max size: 2440 x 1220MM - thickness: 4mm
Standard mirror is 3mm silver float glass, as it is a 3mm standard glass with a silver highly polished backing that creates a reflection. No bevelled edges on a 3mm mirror float. Safety backing available.
Bevelled mirrors come in standard sizes and are 4mm which allows 1 mm to be polished off 1 inch from the edge on the front surface.
Can't be cut to size. Please call us to order.
Antiqued Silver Float
During the manufacture of the polished silver backing the silvering is chemically aged to give an antique effect.
Safety backed Silver float
Standard silver float has an added plastic backing, which on breaking prevents sharp pieces becoming detached.