ARTGLASS AR 99 WATER WHITE

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Artglass AR 99 Water White features outstanding UV protection, without sacrificing any clarity. Our mind-bending technology will keep your artwork safe from harmful UV rays while, at the same time, providing first-class transparency.

Thickness

2 mm

Reflection

<1%

Transmission

~98%
~98

UV protection

99%

THERE IS ART IN CLARITY

Best of both worlds

Artglass AR 99 Water White combines outstanding UV protection, without sacrificing any clarity. It will keep your artwork safe from harmful UV rays, and provide first-class transparency at the same time.

So clear, it's invisible

Artglass’ cutting-edge technology and production power have made it possible for the near-complete elimination of unwelcome tinting and shading.

Hassle-free handling

To help you avoid scratching your new Artglass during handling, we have added a special film that can be removed just before completing the framing.

HOW IT WORKS

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HOW IT WORKS

Artglass’ cutting-edge technology and production power have made it possible for the near-complete elimination of unwelcome tinting and shading. Because of its 2 mm thickness, low-iron substrate and improved chemical coating formula, Artglass AR 99 Water White achieves the best optical performance of any museum-grade glazing product on the market.

PRODUCT RECOMMENDATIONS

Artglass AR 99 Water White provides a clear and impactful display of cherished artworks and memorabilia

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Original art prints

Original art prints are made by the artist and are often issued only in limited editions. For such unique pieces, maximum UV protection should be provided

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Photography – limited and originals

For limited edition, signed or otherwise irreplaceable photographic works, maximum care, and protection must be ensured

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Watercolor paintings

Many watercolor pigments, as well as paper, can suffer from light exposure. Even if UV-resistant pigments are used, exposure to light can cause damage to paper, so maximum UV protection should be chosen

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Fabrics and crafts

Many fabrics and thread pigments can fade in direct light, hence should be displayed with the necessary protection. This is especially true when these works are one of a kind

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Drawings on paper

Exposure to sunlight causes fading and discoloration of paper. Additionally, ink can sink into the paper, and damage it.

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Priceless memorabilia

Any significant memorabilia with high sentimental or monetary value should be treated with maximum care. The same applies to any type of artwork – if you want to keep it – better protect it!

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FRAMER MAP

Make it clear that your artwork is important by choosing the best display glass for your frame! Find your nearest framer on our unique Framer Map and ask for Artglass invisible glass!

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Find out more by contacting us at sales@groglass.com

How can you check if the framing has been done with anti-reflective glass?

Anti-reflective glass has a characteristic reflection color, which occurs from light wave manipulation through AR coatings. Artglass AR 99 Water White has a neutral green reflection color that can be seen under an angle. It's characteristic to all anti-reflective glass and you also see it on prescription glasses.

What is the difference between anti-reflective and non-glare glass?

Anti-reflective glass is ultra-smooth, clear glass processed with optical nano coatings that eliminate reflections. The result is smooth glass that's ultra-transparent and easy to clean. Non-glare glass is treated with a 'matte' finish that diffuses light, resulting in decreased glare. However, the etched surface is harder to clean and obscures the details in the framed work.

How can I cut Artglass AR 99 Water White to size?

To help you avoid scratching your new Artglass during handling, we have added special film on the UV-coated side that can be removed just before completing the framing. Using your preferred cutting method, first use a multi-material cutting tool to lightly cut the protective film. Flip the product to the other side and score the glass along the same line. Break the glass and safely store your cut-offs without removing the protective film.

Is Artglass AR 99 Water White glass safe to transport?

When transporting glass, proper safety measures should always be ensured. Artglass AR 99 is not shatter-resistant, hence physical damage is possible. However, if properly secured, glass can be transported once or twice. If you're planning to move your framed artwork frequently or require physical protection against seismic activity, choose our anti-reflective Artglass Lifetime Acrylic for additional protection against shattering.

What should I do if I notice artwork damage behind Artglass AR 99 Water White?

Artglass AR 99 Water White glazing will make sure your artwork is protected from light, but there are many other conditions that can potentially affect the artwork within the frame. The matboard choice, the mount type, spacing, and other choices will affect the environment of your framed piece. As soon as you notice any unwanted forms of deterioration within your frame, you should consult a certified framer who is knowledgeable in all the aspects of conservation framing.

How to determine which side is the UV-coated side?

The protective film is applied on the UV-coated side. That means, as long as you haven't removed the protective film, you'll be able to determine the UV-coated side. If the film has been removed, the easiest way to identify the UV-coated side is by performing the "scratch test": to do this, make a small scratch on the glass surface close to the sheet's edge (it will later be covered by the frame's lip). The UV-coated side will scratch more easily. Remember to score the glass from the other side and always frame the artwork with the UV-coated side facing the artwork.