Lens CoversInstead of using glass as a Lens Cover in our frames, which can break easily, Poster Frame Depot carries several different plastic brands that have all the benefits of using glass and then some.
Our Lens Covers are UV protected. Fabrics and paper become brittle, fade in color, or turn yellow all too frequently when exposed to sunlight and even some indoor light sources. This degradation is mainly due to exposure to Ultra Violet waves in not only sunlight but also some indoor fluorescent and halogen light bulbs. The lower wave lengths tend to be the most damaging. Lab results show that Framers Brand™ UV covers absorb the most damaging of these UV light rays below 380 nm, without sacrificing clarity.
Besides being UV protected, our lenses are also UV stable, meaning that the sun will not harm the plastic itself. Our UV protected lens covers are not only virtually unbreakable and safe to clean with ordinary plastic cleaners (available in our accessories area), but also self-extinguishing and fire rated.
Where you are planning to place your frame is the main factor to take in consideration when looking at our selection of lens covers. Here are the benefits and drawbacks of each lens cover depending on which room you place them in.
UV Clear Lens Covers
UV Non-Glare Lens Covers
Clear Acrylic Lens Covers
Clear Acrylic Lens covers are a safer alternative to traditional glass, offering many advantages while maintaining the optical clarity typically found in only traditional glass. These lens covers are not UV protected or self-extinguishing, but are UV stable. Available in sizes up to 32" x 42".
For added protection during shipping, Lens Covers have a protective film on both sides, which helps to protect the material during shipping and handling. Before installing your lens cover in your frame, be sure to peel off both sides of the protective film.
* Additional, less expensive glazing such as Clear and Non-Glare Styrene, is also in stock and 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.