Glass vs. Acrylic

Choosing the framing material is an important consideration as it can both protect the artwork and allow you to view the piece unhindered. There are many different types of glass and acrylic frame glazing, all offering their own benefits. Specially made glass can feature anti-reflective properties or UV protection; similarly, acrylic can be made with UV filters or non-glare properties. However, each glazing material has its drawbacks. Glass can easily shatter and it is heavy; acrylic, on the other hand, can build up static and is easily scratched, so care must be taken when cleaning. Whichever framing material you choose, it is best to weigh all options—and ask yourself the right questions—before making a decision.

Glass vs. Acrylic Infographic