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Conservation Methods and Materials

conservation imageAt Artists Realm we will help you select the right type of matting, backing, mounting and glazing to suit your specific needs.

All aspects of the framing process play a role in the outcome of how the work will be preserved for future generations.

Matting plays an important part of conservation framing and to ensure your work is protected we stock and recommend the Artcare range of matboards and products.

Equally as important is glazing. Some people underrate the importance of correct glazing to ensure the longevity of their work. We offer 6 different types of glass and 2 different types of acrylic each with its own specific purpose.

Some people don’t realise the important role conservation practises play when framing your work.  On occasions, customers have bought in work that has been glued down or hinged incorrectly which cannot be recovered. All aspects of the framing process play a role in the outcome of how the work will be preserved for future generations.  We will help you select the right glass to suit your specific needs.

GLAZING – some people underrate the importance of correct glazing to ensure the longevity of their work.  We offer 6 types of glass and 2 different types of acrylic each with its own specific purpose.

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Museum Glass ®

Museum Glass ® anti reflectionpicture framing glass with Conservation Grade UV Protection is the best glazing option available for art, photographs and other important  personal keepsakes.  Along with its almost invisible finish, it effectively blocks 99% of harmful indoor and outdoor UV light rays so framed pieces remain clearer and brighter for longer.

Conservation Reflection Control ®

Conservation Reflection Control ® glass enhances the beauty of artwork with a matte like finish that scatters light to minimize unwanted glare.  Additionally, it effectively blocks up to 99% of UV light rays to help protect art, photographs and other important personal keepsakes from fading and deterioration caused by harmful UV light rays.

Conservation Clear ®

Conservation Clear ® picture framing glass offers the highest level of UV protection available in the industry.  Over time exposure to indoor and outdoor UV light rays can contribute to fading and deterioration of art, photographs and important personal keepsakes.  Consrevation Clear glass effectively blocks up to 99% of UV light rays against fading and helps keep framed pieces brighter, longer.

AR Reflection-Free ®

AR Reflection-Free (R) glass offers the same amazing clarity as Museum Glass (r) but soes not provide Conservation Grade UV protection.  It allows over 97% light transmission and reduces reflections to less than 1%.  The result, enhanced colours, brighness and reflection-free viewing for optimal clarity.

Reflection Control ®

Reflection Control ® glass enhances the beauty of artwork with etched matte-like finish that scatters light to minimise unwanted glare.

Premium Clear

Premium clear glass is the highest quality regular framing glass available.

Conservation Clear Acrylic ®

Conservation Clear Acrylic ® with its UV filtering technology protects works of art from the harmful effects of indoor and outdoor UV light rays.  Over time, the ultra violet rays in everyday indoor and outdoor light takes a toll on artwork.  Paper can become faded, discoloured and brittle causing irreversible damage that ruins the works of art.  Conservation Clear Acrylic (r)  provides 98% UV protection to protect art from fading by blocking harmful indoor and outdoor light rays, preventing art for years longer than regular acrylic.

Premium Clear Acrylic

Premium Clear Acrylic is a general purpose glazing for indoor framing.

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