Help with photo covering, please

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Forum topic by Andrew posted 02-09-2010 03:29 PM 920 views 1 time favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-09-2010 03:29 PM

A freind wants me to build a picture frame for a photo here Dad took. She said it originally had something soft over it not glass or plexi. I have no idea what it could be, but would like to find out.
So the question is…. What can I use in the frame to protect the photo that is not glass or plexiglass?
Thank You.

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#1 posted 02-09-2010 04:54 PM

You should be able to use an acid free mat. If the photo is behind the mat, the photo wont touch the glass.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#2 posted 02-09-2010 05:38 PM

There are several frames now that are using a clear Mylar. However, I am not sure if it is compatible with photo chemicals. I have seen it used with Litho prints but not photo’s. You may have to do some checking. Also, Mylar offers no UV protection either.

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#3 posted 02-09-2010 06:58 PM

probably Mylar like Union label said

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#4 posted 02-10-2010 01:31 AM

could it have been anti-glare glass? that gives a “soft” effect

-- Fred, Springfield, Ma

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