Plexiglass for Picture Framing

The idea of preserving artwork for the enjoyment and appreciation of future generations is a deeply ingrained one in all of us. Whether they are million-dollar pieces hanging in the swankiest museums and galleries or less pricey portraits in our living rooms, we can all agree that they are worth preserving.

Most of us would think of glass when it comes to protecting the surfaces of these artworks, but in modern times, this is increasingly rare. For the utmost protection of fragile pieces of art, plexiglass is increasingly becoming the material of choice. ShapesPlastics is at the forefront of the movement. Our acrylic specialists are always ready to provide custom, bulk, or cut-to-size plexiglass sheeting for all types of artwork framing.


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Why Plexiglass Works Best

Any artist, art collector, gallery operator, or general art enthusiast will tell you that the integrity of the artwork is of paramount importance. Plexiglass has proven itself to be the optimal material for this purpose due to its unique properties. These include:

Lightweight Nature

Relative to glass, plexiglass is a very lightweight material. This is useful because heavy covers pose a risk when moving artwork, and some frames might even bend or bow under the weight.

Durability and Shatterproof Nature

Acrylic covers will withstand much greater impacts than glass can withstand. Perhaps more importantly, in the unlikely case that enough force is applied, plexiglass will not shatter into jagged edges that might pierce the artwork.

Low Glare

The whole point of art is to display it, and glass has the unfortunate tendency to reflect light, leading to glare that makes viewing pieces difficult. Plexiglass has greater optical transparency than typical silica glass, allowing light to pass through it and illuminate the image underneath. You will be pleased to see your artwork quite literally presented in its best light, with its truest color shining through.

Scratch Resistance

As anyone who has ever owned a smartphone will tell you, scratches and cracks can be extremely off-putting when they appear on an otherwise smooth surface. With artwork, the effect is multiplied tenfold. Plexiglass offers you a great deal of protection from this loathsome possibility.

UV Protection

Perhaps the most crucial factor supporting plexiglass for artwork framing is its ability to protect art from the harmful effects of Ultraviolet (UV) rays. UV light is a light frequency invisible to the human eye and can have a powerfully deleterious impact on artwork.

UV is what will bleach clothes left out in the sun and damage your skin if you're outside for too long without sunscreen, so it makes perfect sense to protect delicate pieces of art in some way. Plexiglass is the best way available so far unless you're willing to lock up your art out of sight.

Custom and Bulk Framing Plexiglass

When it comes to the world of art, we defer to our clients' expertise, and they trust our specialists to know their business when it comes to plexiglass.

Individual or standard-order clients who have specific plexiglass dimensions in mind when placing their orders are encouraged to take advantage of our custom cut-to-size acrylic services. You may also enjoy our free ground shipping service for any standard orders you make.

Because it may be exceedingly inconvenient to trim off excess plexiglass for the average person, we proudly offer cut-to-size products of the highest precision. Our tight nominal tolerances (⅛ dimension) and precision cutting technologies and protocols are world-class - the same enjoyed by multinational manufacturing entities.

For art supply outfits and those in search of a bulk provider of plexiglass sheeting, we have the facilities, supply, and expertise to ensure that you receive all the plexiglass sheeting you need. Avail yourself of our sample service to get a crystal-clear idea of what exactly you will be getting with each order.

Why Choose ShapesPlastics?

ShapesPlastics understands and appreciates the value of art in a healthy society. Whether subjective or objective, we do not question the worth of our clients' place on their artwork - all we know is that they want to protect it, and we know how to do this well.

Call us up today, and our knowledgeable staff will be glad to address any questions or concerns you might have regarding the provision of plexiglass framing for your artwork. When viewing your artwork decades down the line, you'll be thankful that you did.

To learn more about how we can help take your project or business to greater heights, contact one of our consultants for information on the market situation and our ordering process. Call us at 844-970-0650.


ShapesPlastics Sample Service

For the do-it-yourselfers, we recommended ordering a sample piece of the plastic sheet of your choice, prior to purchasing so you can practice different machining styles. You can also take advantage of our custom fabrication services to save time and money - get what you want - exactly the way you want it. Contact us for any queries at or +1 844-970-0650.

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We carry a large inventory of popular brands in a variety of thicknesses, colors, and sizes. The thickness you need for your application depends entirely on the application at hand. If you are unsure about which thickness is suitable for your project, please contact us. We are backed by the industry's most knowledgeable sales team, have extensive experience, and can, with sufficient information, make a good estimate of the thickness to be used. If you need a larger sheet, request a free quote via the contact page.

We also provide value-added precision fabrication services such as drilling holes, diamond and flame polishing, rounded edges, radius corners, and state-of-the-art CNC routing and cutting services for exceptionally smooth surface finish.

Not only can we cut what you need, but we can also ship it for free if it is a standard-size piece. We offer competitive prices, an easy-to-use website, and have knowledgeable staff that is ready to help point you in the right direction.


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