ARTGLASS UV 99

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Artglass UV 99 provides the maximum UV protection for items that are meant to be enjoyed for generations. While this conservation-grade product looks like regular glass, its 99% UV block means that UV damage is nearly impossible.

Thickness

2,5 mm

Reflection

<8%

Transmission

~89%
~89

UV protection

99%

ULTIMATE UV BLOCK ON BASE GLASS

Ultimate protection

The 99% UV block is classified as conservation-grade protection against harmful UV rays

Uniform UV coating

Our coating technology ensures smooth application of the chemical UV coating without visible ripple effect

Regular glass look

Artglass UV 99 is the best choice of protective premium glazing if the anti-reflective effect is not desired or accessible

HOW IT WORKS

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HOW IT WORKS

Our Artglass UV 99 is made from a premium float glass substrate. First, we thoroughly wash the glass and remove microscopic imperfections. After, we apply a few microns of the UV-blocking coating and strengthen it in several curing chambers. In the end, the glass is as smooth as glass and ready to protect your art for generations. Artglass UV 99 is not anti-reflective. If you're looking for maximum protection and impeccable visibility, consider our Artglass AR 99 Water White product.

PRODUCT RECOMMENDATIONS

Artglass UV 99 is a budget-friendly choice that provides maximum UV protection without the benefits of the anti-reflective coatings.

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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 over time.

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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!

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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

What's the difference between UV 99 and AR 99 Water White?

Artglass UV 99 is coated ONLY with the UV-protective coating, therefore it has the appearance and transmission of regular glass. Additionally, Artglass UV 99 is made from a float glass substrate, which is less clear but can be the best budget-friendly choice if maximum UV protection is required.

Is Artglass UV 99 glass safe to transport?

When transporting glass, proper safety measures should always be ensured. Artglass UV 99 is not shatter-resistant, hence physical damage is possible. However, if properly secured, glass can be transported once or twice. If you're looking to ship and transport your artwork frequently or if there is any other risk of physical damage, we recommend choosing acrylic.

How can I determine which side of Artglass UV 99 has the UV coating?

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 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.

WHAT TO DO IF I START NOTICING ARTWORK DAMAGE BEHIND ARTGLASS UV 99?

Artglass UV 99 glass will make sure your artwork is protected from light, but there are many other conditions that can potentially affect the artwork in 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 in your frame, you should consult a certified framer that is knowledgeable in all the aspects of conservation framing.

Can I display my art in direct sunlight if it's framed with UV-protective glass?

Hanging your artworks in direct sunlight is never advisable, especially if they are artworks of value. Constant exposure to direct sunlight can cause minor effects even behind the most protective glazing product.