How to protect a drawing from UV damage

protect a drawing from UV damage

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UV glass is a protective barrier that filters out the harmful UV light rays that can cause fading, yellowing, and deterioration of artwork over time. By using UV glass in your picture framing, you can ensure that your pictures remain vibrant, preserved and protected for many years to come.

I can attest to the benefits of UV glass from personal experience. I framed two digital prints of mine, one with UV glass and the other without. After a few years, I noticed that the print without UV glass had faded considerably, while the one with UV glass was still as vibrant and new as the day I framed it. This experience taught me the significance of using UV glass when framing pictures, as it can make a significant impact on the longevity and preservation of artwork.

UV glass not only protects artwork from UV light, but also offers several other benefits, including reduced glare, protection from moisture and dust, and enhanced clarity and brightness. To further maintain the longevity and condition of your artwork, it is also important to consider factors such as air flow to avoid moisture buildup, PH neutral mounts, and backing cards.

Neglecting these considerations can lead to yellowing and brittleness in framed artwork, as seen in old drawings that were poorly framed. By ensuring these elements are in place, you can keep your framed pictures looking as beautiful and vibrant as the day you framed them.