Lens CoversInstead of using glass as a Lens Cover in our frames, 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 blocking 89% of the UV specturm. 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. UV covers absorb the most damaging of these UV light rays below 380 nm, without sacrificing clarity.
Our current lens covers available for online purchase are Clear Acrylic, Non-Glare Acrylic and Clear Oversize Lens Covers.
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.
Clear Acrylic Lens Covers
Non-Glare Acrylic Lens Covers
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 metal frames in a tall vertical box. Available in sizes up to 42" x 62" for aluminum frames (not available for wood MDF frames).
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.
* 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.