Anti Glare Perspex Acrylic For Picture Framing
Anti-reflective acrylic, also known as non-glare, anti-glare or museum acrylic, is a type of clear plastic sheet that is specially designed to reduce glare and improve visibility. This is achieved by applying a matte finish to one side of the acrylic sheet, which scatters light in a way that minimizes reflections.
Anti Glare Perspex is a versatile material that is commonly used in a variety of applications, including museums, galleries, and homes. In museums and galleries, anti-reflective acrylic is used to frame and protect valuable works of art and photographs. The reduced glare and improved visibility provided by the matte finish allow visitors to appreciate the artwork without being distracted by reflections. Additionally, the anti-reflective surface is more resistant to scratches and UV damage, helping to preserve the condition of the artwork over time.
Anti-reflective acrylic is also a popular choice for use in homes. The reduced glare and improved visibility make it an ideal material for framing family photos, artwork, and other personal treasures. It also makes it perfect for displaying items in sunlit rooms where glare can be a problem. Additionally, the anti-reflective surface helps to protect the items from scratches and UV damage, preserving them for years to come.
In summary, anti-reflective acrylic is a versatile material that is perfect for those who want to display items without any glare, it is also more resistant to scratches and UV damage, making it ideal for preserving and protecting valuable items such as artwork and photographs.
Picture Frame Perspex, Key Features:
- Ideal for galleries and exhibitions
- Protects the image from yellowing and fading caused by UV light (e.g. sun bleaching)
- Approximately half the weight of traditional glass
- Anti Glare coating reduces unwanted glare and reflections
- 11 times more resistant against impacts compared to standard float glass
- Easy to work with when customising sizes
- Supplied with protective film on both sides
Anti-Reflective Acrylic FAQs:
- What is anti-reflective acrylic?
Anti-reflective acrylic, also known as non-glare or museum acrylic, is a type of clear plastic sheet that has a matte finish applied to one side to reduce glare and improve visibility.
- What are the benefits of using anti-reflective acrylic?
Anti-reflective acrylic reduces glare, improves visibility, and is more resistant to scratches and UV damage. This makes it an ideal material for framing and protecting valuable works of art, photographs, and other items.
- How is anti-reflective acrylic made?
Anti-reflective acrylic is made by applying a matte finish to one side of a clear acrylic sheet. This can be done through a variety of methods, such as sandblasting, etching, or coating.
- Can anti-reflective acrylic be cut to size?
Yes, anti-reflective acrylic can be cut to size using a variety of tools, such as a saw or a laser cutter.
- Is anti-reflective acrylic UV resistant?
Yes, anti-reflective acrylic is UV resistant and can help protect items from UV damage.
- Is anti-reflective acrylic safe to use?
Yes, anti-reflective acrylic is safe to use and is a popular choice for framing and protecting valuable works of art, photographs, and other items.
- Where can I use anti-reflective acrylic?
Anti-reflective acrylic can be used in a variety of places such as museums, galleries, homes, offices, and other places where items need to be displayed and protected.
For further information, take a look at our guide for framing with anti-reflective perspex.
Notes for plastic for picture frames:
Anti Reflective Acrylic Sheet is Plexiglas XT gallery standard (also known as Perspex®). A highly transparent material with the non-glare surface on one side which also absorbs destructive UV light.
Clear Acrylic is commonly known as Perspex, please view our blog to understand the difference between Perspex® and Acrylic.
Plexiglas Gallery Anti-Reflective Acrylic has set a new standard for artwork protection and reflects up to 99.7% of UV light. Plexiglas XT Gallery anti-reflective/anti-glare acrylic offers much more protection compared with conventional picture glass (float glass). This material has a finished surface that restricts the reflective qualities often found with gloss acrylics.
Available in 2mm and 3mm thicknesses.
Please Note: This material is not suitable for use in front of a TV screen. This sheet of material is only clear when something is pressed directly to the back of it. If there is space in between, it can cause a frosted effect.