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I paint on multiple layers of plexiglass to give the art a 3D look. The finish pieces have 4 layers of plexi with spacers between them and are about 1" thick. They look awesome, if you can see the work past that glare! The glare is bad in the house and can only imagine how bad it will be in my booth outdoors. I'm looking for a non-glare glass or acrylic product for the final layer to protect the work. I have looked at non-glare acrylic, but the one I tried is only clear if it's directly on the art, otherwise it gives it a foggy look. I've also seen Tru-View non-glare glass but it is pricey and of course it's more trouble some as far as transporting. Any suggestion?

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Comment by Stephanie Nadolski on March 3, 2014 at 4:58pm

Tru Vue sells a museum glass - no glare and no blurring but terribly expensive. Denglas is a similar product.  Tru Vue has come out with some plexi that is supposed to be similar to the museum glass but I think it is even more expensive than the glass equivalent. You can also look up tru vue reflection control glass. Not sure where you live but Maryland glass and Mirror in Baltimore carries both products and variation in between.

Comment by Steph Mader on March 3, 2014 at 8:17pm

It might be worth it to hang your work in a booth outside & see what it looks like. I make flat glass landscapes that hang on the wall

and they show great in the booth, very minimal glare. It's exactly like being in a big light tent.

Comment by Brian Billings on March 4, 2014 at 11:06am

Thanks Steph. I thought the white tent would reflect onto the glass, but I will give it a try! I saw you are doing Tempe, are you doing Tucson also? What is your booth #'s and I'll try to come by and say hello. Cool stuff, I haven't seen anyone else do the 3D effect with glass. Guess there are a few of us, although our style and process is very different.

Comment by Kathleen V. Smith on March 5, 2014 at 3:12am

Hi Brian,  Check out Brin Northwestern Glass in Minneapolis, MN.  I have bought ALOT from them~I would be surprised if they didn't have what you want.  They'll make it to order, & cut it, unless you prefer to, & they are quite reasonable!  Good Luck!


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