Now we have looked at glass we can compare the considering factors of perspex.
Below is a list of things to consider if you are thinking of using perspex in a frame:
- Perspex is by far safer than glass and is less likely to crack, scratch or even smash.
- Perspex is hardy and can travel well if artwork is being shipped abroad.
- Perspex is lighter than glass so is better for larger picture as it keeps the weight of the frame down which will make hanging on walls easier.
- Perspex is prone to becoming very static, so its not advised to frame anything in perspex that has been painted with a material that lifts from paper like chalks for example as they will lift from the artwork and attach to the perspex.
- When exposed to heat the perspex can loose shape and bow.
- Its easier to clean using just a microfibre cloth.
- Perspex has no anti glare tint so has good clarity.
Let’s be honest though, the main reason to use perspex is the price and you’re unlikely to find it in any period frames or antiques. For a high quality frame, you really can’t beat some fine quality glass.