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What is Anti-Reflective Glass?

Anti-reflective glass, also known as museum glass, removes the glare typically seen with standard clear glass. It offers crystal clear transparency even in outdoor or commercial lighting installations. The coating reduces the reflections by over 80%, allowing for more comfortable viewing in many applications. They call it it “the invisible glass”.

Museum Glass is a anti-reflective glass, meaning that it has almost zero glare. This type of Glass is typically used for Picture frames as well as display cases in Museums! You may have heard of it as SCHOTT Amiran Glass. Manufactured in Germany, Amiran Glass has high transparency, reducing reflections.

As a result, you can look at a picture or piece of artwork with no weird reflections from the lights in the room!

Anti-Reflective Glass

Features

  • Scratch resistant
  • Easy to clean
  • Best bendable product on the market
  • High durability
  • Weatherproof

Why is Anti-Reflective Glass a must have:

Anti- Reflective glass is important for a lot of displays, such as jewelry cases, store fronts, and Aquariums. Why? Say you go into a nice jewelry store, you want the perfect ring, the one. The jewelry store is super nice inside, you can tell it’s expensive. As you are looking for the perfect ring, and you can’t see through the glass. All you can see is terrible reflections from the light above the display, or even your own reflection. The reflection doesn’t allow you to see all the great options. Which can be a huge problem for the seller, losing business. It goes the same for store fronts and aquariums.

UV Radiation

UV radiation is harmful rays that can hurt paintings and drawings.  Too much exposure of UV Radiation can damage works of art over time. This will cause fading, cracking, distortion, as well as lifts the surface of the art. Using Anti- Reflective glass is only the first step for Museum Exhibits. Museum directors invest a lot of money and time in making sure the art is safe. They have to keep the humanity to a low, using a UV meter, as well as proper lighting. Most Museums block all harmful UV radiation from coming into the building so it is less to worry about. Anti- Reflective glass is MUST have for museums, as you can see.

Mona Lisa, Leonardo da Vinci

One of the most famous paintings, the Mona Lisa painted by Leonardo da Vinci, has completely changed from over time. It has faded, shrank and even has a yellow layer over it. Scientists have proven it is from flash photography, UV radiation, and just ageing from over time. Scientists removed age spots in the 1950’s, very carefully. Today, the Mona Lisa is in an air conditioned frame, no flash photography is allowed, and people are required to stand back from it.

Mona Lisa comparison from over time

Applications

Image a world without Anti-reflective glass… Your glasses would have back-glare (light hits the back of the lenses, right into your eye). Customers couldn’t see your display on the outside of your store, leading towards a lack of business. There would be point in picture frames or museum exhibits when you can’t what’s on the other side due to the high reflection.

  • Museum Art Framing
  • Picture Framing
  • Shadowbox Frames
  • Storefronts
  • Windows in Showrooms
  • VIP Seating Areas in Stadiums
  • Aquariums
  • Pinball machines
  • Arcade machines
  • Jewelry cases
  • Interpreter cabins
  • Recording studios

See it Action:

Buy a Sample

6″ x 6″ Anti-Reflective Glass Sample – 1/4″ Thickness $14.95   

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Specifications

  • 1% reflective (clear glass is 8% reflective)
  • Best color stability with variable viewing angle
  • Super durable coating
  • Clear and neutral
  • Blocks 99% of UV light
  • 1% luminous reflectance
  • Increases natural daylight in rooms
  • Weatherproof
  • Easy to clean
  • Extremely scratch resistant
  • Low iron substrate
  • best possible color stability with change in viewing angle

Gallery

Anti Reflective Glass In A Studio
In A Dance Studio, They Like To Use A Anti Reflective Glass So They Can See Through The Glass Clearly Without Any Harsh Reflections Breaking Away The Point Of The Singer.
Museum With Anti Reflective Glass, Museum Glass
Anti Reflective Glass In Exhibit

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Anti-Reflective Glass clear?

Yes! It looks like a standard piece of glass, clear and neural.

Can I use this outside?

This glass has a weather resistant coating, able to with stand weather condition.

Does it protect against anything?

This glass protects against UV radiation, making art behind the glass, last much longer as well as prevents from fading.

Can you order Anti-Reflective Glass tempered or laminated?

Yes, you can! Give us a call or shoot us an email and we will send you a quote right over.

What is the difference between sanded and polished edges?

All of our glass is shipped with sanded edged to ensure safety for our clients. Polished edges are create using a fine belt until the edges are smooth.

Can we cut you a custom shape and size?

Yes, that is our specialty! Email us a image of the shape you need along with the specific measurements and we will send you a custom quote.

How quickly can I receive my glass?

Most of our orders are cut and shipped the day of your purchase!