A clear winner - Tru Vue Optium Museum Acrylic

A clear winner - Tru Vue Optium Museum Acrylic

Framed games aren't a new concept, however displaying them in a way that not only looks superb, but offer the ability to help preserve them safely is something Frame-A-Game pioneered. 

Today, is a short introduction to Tru Vue Optium Museum acrylic where it will be compared against two other products made by Tru Vue.

Why the comparison?

To provide essential information to you that will help you understand the difference between glass and acrylic glass.

Quoting directly from Tru Vue's own website: "The virtually invisible acrylic that performs like glass and is trusted by the world’s most renowned museums." If it's used by the world's most renowned museums, you know it's going to be a safe bet for your framed games, right?! 👀

In a nutshell, Optium Museum Acrylic:

  • Virtually eliminates reflections
  • Blocks up to 99% of UV rays
  • Optimal light transmission protects and brightens colors
  • Anti-static protection that immediately dissipates static
  • Durable hard coat protects against scratches
  • Shatter resistance safeguards against injury and damage to artwork
  • Cleans like glass – easy to clean with common household glass cleaners. No special acrylic cleaners needed
  • Offers 100 years of protection.

The big take aways from this are the acrylic's UV protection, anti-reflective properties and safety features. If the worst should happen and your frame were to dislodge from the wall and fall to the ground, with Optium Acrylic you can be rest assured that the acrylic glass won't break.

Compare that to regular glass...well I think we all know that glass gets everywhere. This can potentially damage the contents within the frame such as your cherished game, but there's a real risk of injury with broken glass, too! Best to avoid at all costs if you ask me.

A comparison

I don't want you to just take my word for it, even on Tru Vue's own website there's a table that highlights the different features of each product they sell. For reference, I've included the range topping Optium Acrylic and the equivalent glass version plus another product sold by the company. The comparison paints a very clear picture of which option is the elite of the bunch.

Now remember, you don't 'have' to use the best of the best for your framed games. UV protective acrylic comes as standard with all Exhibition Range frames along with many other ranges, but if you really want to stand out from the crowd and give your game the best home, there's a clear winner.