UV-protective glazing

UV-protective glazing filters up to 100% of UV light, protecting artworks from fading and other types of deterioration associated with UV light damage. Continue reading to find out more about UV light, the risks of exposure, and how you can protect your valuable artworks.

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WHAT IS UV-PROTECTIVE GLASS?

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WHAT IS UV-PROTECTIVE GLASS?

UV-filtering glass acts as a protective barrier that either reflects or absorbs UV light and safeguards artworks from deterioration. Artglass UV protective glass is chosen by museums and individuals worldwide to protect and display their most cherished artworks and collections.

UV LIGHT DAMAGE

Ultraviolet light, like all other lightwaves, comes from the sun. It exists everywhere where there is sunlight and causes damage to our skin, materials, and artworks. UV light has shorter wavelengths and is packed with much more energy, which means a more potential negative impact on the artwork.

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THREE LEVELS OF UV PROTECTION

70% PROTECTION

Artglass AR 70 offers basic UV protection. The 70% UV block is achieved through manipulations of light while making the glass invisible. It is enough to protect durable artworks and art mediums.

92% PROTECTION

While not qualified as a conservation-grade UV protection, Artglass AR 92 offers elevated protection that comes with the anti-reflective coating production process.

MAXIMUM UV PROTECTION

Maximum UV protection ensures up to 100% protection from damaging ultraviolet light. Choose Artglass UV 99, Artglass AR 99 Water White or the shatter-resistant products – AR 99 Protect and Artglass Lifetime Acrylic.

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WHAT SHOULD YOU CONSIDER?

There are several factors that need to be considered when choosing the UV protection level for your art

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MONETARY VALUE

Original artworks or originals that cannot be reproduced require the highest UV protection if you want to display them and maintain their value for as long as possible.

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SENTIMENTAL VALUE

Sentimental value can be just as important as the artwork's cost. If you don't want your memories to fade, choose appropriate UV protection!

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MATERIALS AND MEDIUMS

Some materials and art mediums are more susceptible to UV light, but almost all artworks will suffer if long-term exposure to light is allowed.

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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 frame shop 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

Does regular glass block UV light?

Regular uncoated glass blocks only 20-45% of the ultraviolet light, which is not enough to ensure that your artworks and materials remain undamaged.

Why do some colors fade more than others?

Some pigments are more susceptible to UV light, which may cause them to change appearance while the other colors will remain untouched. We suggest using UV-filtering glass, which will provide protection for the more fragile pigments and materials.

WHY IS IT 99% PROTECTION INSTEAD OF 100%?

While our products are made with incredible precision and consistency, UV damage can't be addressed in absolute terms. Our protection level is as close to the maximum as possible, but it's possible that a very minuscule fraction of these short light waves can still pass through our protective coatings.

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.