One of the most important things to us is making sure that our customer's frames protect their photos and posters as well as displaying them. Glass is great for protecting your framed photos and posters from dust in the air, but do nothing to guard them from breakage and possible damage. Taking this into consideration, our website offers Framing Grade Acrylic Lens covers, which have all the visual benefits of glass while still protecting your framed prints.
Compared to standard glass, plastic lens covers such as Acrylic are 10 to 20 times more resistant to impact, half the weight, easier to handle, economical to ship, and a much safer alternative. As an added bonus, our Acrylic has exceptional optical quality.
For added protection during shipping, all lens covers come with a protective film on both sides that helps protect the material during shipping and handling. All of our lens covers are 100% Made in the USA.
Our current lens covers available for online purchase are Clear Acrylic, Non-Glare Acrylic and Clear oversize lens covers.
When choosing your lens cover, it is important to consider where you will be hanging your frame. Here are the benefits and drawbacks of each lens cover, depending on which room they are placed in.
Our Clear Acrylic Lens Covers offer a look similar to Clear Glass, but are made of a special Framing Grade plastic that is exceptional in optical quality. When using multiple layers of frame matting, Clear Acrylic is usually recommended. The drawbacks to Clear Acrylic are that you may see reflections from light and other objects, and both scratches and dust can be much more noticeable. Available in sizes up to 42" x 62".
Our Non-Glare Acrylic Lens Covers offer a similar look to Non-Glare Glass. One side of the Non-Glare Acrylic has a frosted/matte finish (which faces outward) to dramatically reduce the amount of reflection, sunlight, or overhead lighting that can be seen when looking at your frame. The Non-Glare finish is also less likely to show scratches or dust. However, the depth of the color and image quality is reduced by an estimated 5%. Our Non-Glare Acrylic Lens Cover should NOT be used within Shadow Box style frames or when there is a significant distance in between the Cover and Print, as there may be an additional loss of image quality. Available in sizes up to 42" x 62".
Our oversize Clear Lens Covers offer a look similar to glass, in an optical grade. They are UV protected and stable, while remaining virtually unbreakable and flexible enough to ship as lightweight plastic. Similar to Glass and other Clear Plastics, Clear will have a reflection from light and other objects. The Clear Lens Cover is flexible and used for shipping oversized frames in a tall vertical box. Available in sizes up to 42" x 62".
For added protection during shipping, all lens covers come with a protective film on both sides that helps protect the material during shipping and handling. Before installing your lens cover in your frame profile, please be sure to peel off both sides of the protective film.
Packing and Shipping
Getting our products to your front door safely is very important to us, which is why we have invested our time and experience to insure the safest and most durable way to do so. With specially designed boxes and carefully picked inner packaging materials, WholesalePosterFrames.com uses only the best materials because that is what our customers deserve.
• Additional lens covers such as clear and non-glare styrene, PETG and a UV PET, are available to bulk commercial customers. (email inquiries only).
• Some products are subject to change due to availability. In the unlikely event that a product is not available within our large inventory of materials, substitutions of equal or greater value may be necessary.
• Please note: Both a Lens Cover and Backing are required to properly use our type of frame.