Picture frames with Glass or Acrylic (Plexiglas)

A common question people have when buying picture frames is whether or not to use glass or acrylic for the glazing. Most custom frame shops will use glass unless the frame is over 32x40 inches. For large frames they will strongly consider using acrylic because it is much lighter. Most of the mail order picture frame companies will only ship acrylic. Picture Frame Destination, Inc. will ship glass up to 20x24 inches. Many ready-made frames shipped via mail order are glass and you have to be prepared for breakage. In general it is better to buy glass locally since the shipping cost is high. We have information here on our website that lists many of the pros and cons of glass vs acrylic.



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Mark Rogers is an amateur photographer and the founder of Frame Destination, Inc. In 2004 Mark realized the framing industry was not keeping up with the evolution of photography via new digital technology and started Frame Destination in his garage. Now his company has thousands of do-it-yourself framing customers across the US that it helps with its 11,000 square feet production facility in Dallas, TX.

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