How Do We Glaze Our Prints?
At Collier & Dobson we produce our limited edition prints on both fine art paper and fine art canvas. Which media is selected is based upon which one we consider best represents the original artwork from which the print is reproduced.
Our canvas prints are supplied varnished, and it is therefore not necessary for them to be glazed
Our paper prints will be glazed using either float glass, Artscreen, or ARTglass.
Float glass, is a standard picture framing glass, and is used by the majority of picture framers.
It is an ideal choice when framing most limited edition prints, but it does cause reflection.
To overcome this, at Collier & Dobson we offer all our limited editions with the option of being fitted with a speciality glass called ARTglass - designed to reduce reflection and improve clarity.
Unlike 'non-reflective' glass, which is etched to reduce reflection but has a cloudy appearance as a result, ARTglass is coated with a high-tech film, reducing reflection whilst adding clarity.
The example shown here is an unmodified scan of a print framed with ARTglass in the left half of the frame and standard glass in the right half, and clearly shows how ARTglass improves the clarity and vibrancy of the print. From certain viewing angles it appears that the glass is invisible.
We fit our larger scale paper prints with a speciality glazing product called Artscreen - a 2mm lightweight picture framing acrylic alternative to glass,which helps to overcome issues of safety and weight, in terms of both sending the framed item for delivery and hanging on the wall.
Artscreen also offers excellent image clarity.