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UV protection? Anti-reflection? Glass or acrylic? Discover the differences right here.

Tru Vue Optium Museum benefits

99% UV Protection

Blocks up to 99% of UV rays in the 300nm to 380nm UV range.

Anti-reflective finish

Virtually eliminates reflections so you can admire your prized game from any angle.

Crystal clear clarity

Optimal light transmission protects and brightens colors and offers crystal clear visibility.

Shatter resistant

Shatter resistance safeguards against damage to your framed game.

See the difference yourself

Use the slider and see how Tru Vue virtually gets rid of those pesky reflections.

More info about your glass upgrade options

Tru Vue Optium Museum Acrylic 

Trusted by the world’s most renowned museums, this state-of-the-art glazing boasts a virtually invisible anti-reflective coating allowing viewers to see the finest details in crystal clear color neutrality, while its UV-filtering, abrasion resistant acrylic, and anti-static coating offer uncompromising protection and preservation.

For specification details, see the FAQs at the bottom of the page.

Plexiglas UV 100

Offers 99.7% UV protection, excellent light transmission and brilliance, high surface hardness making it less likely to scratch, 11 times more break resistant than glass and is lightweight compared to glass. This glazing is standard on all Exhibition and Full Sleeve Range frames.

For specification details, see the FAQs at the bottom of the page.

Why use acrylic over glass?

There's a really simple answer to this question and it lies with how much you value your games. Glass when smashed goes everywhere and can easily scratch or tear surfaces it comes into contact with. Acrylic doesn't do that. Safeguard your investment with peace of mind that no matter what might happen in the future, your game is safe with Frame-A-Game.

If Tru Vue consider Optium Museum acrylic the very best option for frame glass replacement, then so do I.

Regular acrylic vs Tru Vue Optium

Let's compare regular acrylic and Tru Vue Optium Museum Acrylic. With Tru Vue's offering, you won't see any pesky reflections, except for what reflects from the PET slipcase and polished plaque. It's like magic!

With Optium Museum Acrylic, your favourite games are shielded from harmful light, thanks to 99% UV protection.

Regular acrylic is crystal clear and less likely to shatter, making it the modern and safe alternative to traditional glass glazing that will not fade or discolour over time.


Techincal details about Frame-A-Game's glass options
What are the tech specs for Tru Vue Optium Museum Acrylic?

The Tru MVP of the acrylic glass world. Don't believe me? Check Tru Vue's own comparison chart, look at what's sitting pretty at the top 👀

  • 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.
  • Proprietary coating is engineered for permanence.
Why is UV protection important?

If you have ever seen a faded picture or game sleeve, you'll understand the importance of protecting your framed game. Under controlled lighting conditions, generally regular acrylic will surface, however games are still subject to light from your interior lighting that can eventually degrade the printed elements of your framed game.

You can do away with this worry by opting for UV protective acrylic which provides 99% UV protection, even when in direct sunlight!

Your game will thank you in years to come.

Are there any downsides to using Plexiglas UV 100?

It is a very cost-effective solution to protect your most cherished games when you frame them, however for the ultimate way to protect your games, TruVue Optium Museum Acrylic is the best solution.

Do your frames come with any glass protection?

All frames come with a standard glazing in the form of regular acrylic. This option provides a basic level of protection compared to TruVue Optium Museum Acrylic or Plexiglas UV 100, but does offer a simple way to protect your game from dust.

Is acrylic better than glass?

Acrylic on the whole is undoubtedly better than glass. The chances of breaking in transit are negligible. It's lighter than glass, and is used in frames around the world more than ever!

Premium quality of course comes at a cost, but can you put a cost on the safety of your most cherished game? The answer is likely..."No". Don't let the potential of broken glass destroy your game. Stick with acrylic. And don't worry, none of the products sold at Frame-A-Game feature glass of any kind. 😎

Want to know more about your glass options?

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