Glazing

Most artwork should be glazed in order to protect it from external damages and harmful pollutants. However, it is also important not to distort the viewing of the art itself. At Lee Wah, we have a range of glazing available, ranging from clear/non-reflective glass and perspex, to specialist art glazing such as 99% UV filter coated Museum Glass and Anti-Static properties Museum acrylic. To learn more about different types of glazing options, please find the below section or talk to one of our adviser for more information. 

Framed with Clear Glass Framed with Museum Glass

Different types of glazings 

 

Glass

Perspex

Clear

Light Transmission: 90%
UV Control: 10%
Reflection: 8%

Also called float glass. It is reflective, slightly greenish tint and also inexpensive.  However, it offers little protection against UV.
Light Transmission: 90%
UV Control: 12%
Reflection: 8%

Also called plexi. It is unbreakable and weigh less than glass. However, it attracts dust and scratches easily, and also offers little protection against UV. 

Non - Reflective

Light Transmission: 90%
UV Control: 10%
Reflection: 8% scattered light reflection

Also called diffused glass. It scatter reflection and does not stick onto photographs overtime. However, it produces a foggy effect and reduces the clarity of art.

Light Transmission: 90%
UV Control: 12%
Reflection: 8% scattered light reflection

Also called diffused Perspex. It has all the properties as clear Perspex and it scatter reflection. However, it produces a foggy effect and reduces the clarity of art.

UV Control Clear

Light Transmission: 90%
UV Control: 99%
Reflection: 8%

It is a clear reflective glass and has a UV protection properties over 99%.
Light Transmission: 92%
UV Control: 99%
Reflection: 8%

It is a clear reflective Perspex and has a UV protection properties over 99%.

UV Control Non-Reflective

NA Light Transmission: 92%
UV Control: 99%
Reflection: 8% scattered light reflection

It is a non-reflective diffused Perspex, it also has a UV protection properties over 99%.

UV Control Museum

Light Transmission: 97%
UV Control: 99%
Reflection: >1%

Also called Museum Glass. It is a non-reflective glass but with amazing clarity with very little reflection. Unlike diffused glass, it achieves the non-reflection properties by coated with multiple coatings, similar to the technology on spectacles. 
Light Transmission: 98%
UV Control: 99%
Reflection: >2%

Also called Museum Acrylic. It is a non-reflective Perspex but with amazing clarity with very little reflection. Moreover, it has an antistatic coating on it, excellent for charcoal and pastels paintings.

Unlike diffused Perspex, it achieves the non-reflection properties by coated with multiple coatings, similar to the technology on spectacles. 

 

 

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