Acrylic vs Glass in Frames
Although we offer both, which is better, acrylic vs glass in frames? Some of our customers prefer one over the other and we believe there is a time and place for both options. Glass is less likely to scratch, but will break easily. We recommend acrylic glazing for pieces that will be displayed in kid’s room, high traffic areas. It is also a better choice to keep the weight down on larger pieces.
Acrylic is also beneficial when art needs to be shipped or will be carried to different events, etc. It is also almost perfectly clear, so there is no noticeable shift in color of your images. Regular framing grade acrylic has better UV blocking properties than picture glass (about 60% better) and optional UV acrylic will block up to 97% of the harmful wavelengths of light that can cause your precious memories to fade in time.