Glaze

Framing a priceless photo or work of art is beyond just enhancing its aesthetic value – framing is primarily to protect the article from damage caused by external elements. It can be done in a number of ways; however, glazing is a trend that seems to be used frequently for custom picture frames. It involves acrylic or glass to protect pictures, photos, and art from harmful UV rays, dust, moisture, and even harm caused by human touch. Glazing is an important factor, just like picture frame moulding. Glass glazed frames can be made to be scratch-resistant in 2mm thickness, anti-reflective and have a filter to block UV rays. The acrylic can also be combined with glass. Before opting to glaze, it’s advisable to look at the budget, because this may tend to be expensive, and you would pay for features you could normally receive with the standard product.

Acrylic Glazing Picture Frame Moulding

Acrylic is resilient and doesn’t shatter like glass; this would be ideal for wooden picture frames or even large format pictures in galleries, schools, or public areas. It’s ideal if you order custom frames online as it is less likely to break and cost you less because it weighs less than glass. Out of the framing supplies available in the market, this is probably the safest to have around children and students; unlike glass shards, this does not cause injuries. Metal or wooden picture frames with acrylic glazing, allows an estimated 10% more light compared to glass, giving the framed articles more clarity and depth. However, there's a concern that the increase of light penetrating through acrylic could also permeate harmful UV radiation as well. This can be avoided with optional UV protection layer which can protect your work of art by 98%. The non-glare reflective coating is ideal for protection; however, this could reduce the brilliance of the framed article and can prove to be costly.

Gold and Black Picture Frames

Gold picture frames or even black picture frames will look stunning with acrylic glazing. It can be ordered to fit any specification, size, shape, and orientation. In other benefits, acrylic glazing does not have a green ‘tint’ like glass and can be visually purer in form. This trait is most useful for art galleries who would also reap from acrylic being shatter-proof.

On the other hand, users should also be aware of the disadvantages of acrylic glazing although they aren’t often published, acrylic tends to get scratched easier than glass. It may not shatter but the surface of it tends to get damaged. It also tends to be more expensive than standard glass and can bend/warp over time as it's not as stiff as glass, especially when exposed to heat. Cleaning can also be time-consuming as the surface of acrylic attracts dust because of its static properties. It’s important to ensure that the glazed molding has the appropriate cleaning equipment or this could scratch or damage the surface.

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