Anti-reflective picture glass

Berliner Bilder Galerie provides anti-reflective glass with or without UV-protection from companies such as Flabeg and Schott.

The effect of non-reflective glass is astonishing and provides the feel of no barrier between you and your piece of art- we invite you to personally check out the difference in our gallery! We offer to replace ordinary with reflective („museum“) glass, independent of whether it is a small or large sheet of glas, and with no additional framing service costs.

Anti-reflective picture

“Ordinary” float glas

Float glas is the most commonly used type of glas. The iron oxide present in the float glass gives it a greenish tone. Another disturbing aspect of float glass is its high degree of reflection. An alternative is museum glass, for which 90% of our clients decide. Until 10 years ago, it was mainly museums that could afford this type of glass, but technological progress in its production, has made „museum glass“ more affordable.

Museum glass

“Experience a completely new view on your pictures”

This special glas consists of an iron oxide-free, colorless tone and features the following characteristics:

  • Reduction of the disturbing reflection from 8% to less than 1% ideal for undisturbed enjoyment of art
  • Reduction of UV exposure, depending on the chosen type of glass, by 45-92%
  • Invisible UV protection for all inks and dyes. Prevents premature yellowing of paper
  • Light transmittance of about 98%
  • Natural appearance of the colors of your picture

Limitations of anti-reflective coating:

Depending on the quality of the anti-reflective coating, different color tones and levels of light reflection may remain visible. The cause lies in the fact that with the extinction of only one light wavelength, a colored residual reflection of uncancelled wavelengths may remain. A simple antireflection coating usually causes a light blue residual reflection. A four-layer anti-reflective coating leaves a violet light reflex (a pale violet reflection we see in claryl 92% glass and a dark purple in Flabeg 90% glass). An 8 ply deposited antireflection coating leaves a greenish range of reflections (A juicy green reflection in Mirogard glass, and a pale greenish tone in claryl UV 70% and Flabeg 60% glass). A super anti-reflective glass leaves a white reflection (e.g. Art Glass 92% of Wybenga).

Always on stock at Berliner Bilder Galerie:

  • © claryl UV70 (ArtGlass) is an about 2 mm thick clear glass with 70% UV protection and anti-reflective coating on both sides.
  • © claryl UV92 (ArtGlass) is an about 2 mm thick clear glass with 92% UV protection and anti-reflective coating on both sides.
  • Flabeg ARTControl UV 90, which has a residual reflection of approximately 0.5% and a 90% UV protection.