There are several ways to glaze your art and photos

Framing Guide - Picture Frame Glazing

There are a numerous methods and materials used to glaze a picture which depend on things such as the lighting conditions of where the picture is to be hung, the type of framing used, the value of the art, the size of the frame if very large etc.

When you bring an item to us we would advise on the most appropriate type of glazing to use for the art and frame to be created. For example a different thickness of glass, 2mm, 3mm etc, is used for larger pictures, Special Ultra Violet reflective glass can be used if the art is valuable and needs to be protected from sunlight. However the main decision you need to make is whether to use standard glass or non-reflective glass.

Standard glass is used in the majority of cases as it is clear and allows unhindered viewing of the art, however with clear glass light sources such as interior lights or windows can be reflected back at you distracting you while viewing the picture.

Non-reflective glass gives a slightly diffused effect which disperses reflections but can cause loss of minor details on pictures. The choice will depend on what is being framed and where it is to be hung. Examples of both these types of glazing can be seen on display in the gallery.

Perspex is another for of glazing where safety is an issue. This is much tougher and resistant to breakage.

At The Abstract Gallery you have a choice and we will always help find the right choice.