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Question What markup for Tru Vue Glass?

Discussion in 'Picture Framing Business Issues' started by seligart, Sep 11, 2016.

  1. seligart

    seligart Grumbler

    I need advice here.
    I have received an order to frame 3 very high quality prints. The photographer
    who took the photos said they were printed with an Epson printer and the color could last up to 200years!
    The sizes in cm and the cost to me-
    71/48 Quoted 84$
    63/61 $92
    91/61 $130 these prices for 99%museum glass.
    He wants to use Tru Vue museum glass or 92%protection against UV.
    I live in Israel so these prices are probably not what you'd pay in USA.
    The client is a visiting American tourist.
    Any advice on what markup to charge will be greatly appreciated. Thank you everyone
    in advance.
  2. CB Art & Framing

    CB Art & Framing SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    If the client is going to take back framed pictures to USA, I would recommend using Consevation acrylic.
    Markup is whatever you choose, but base it on full sheets.
    200 year prints doesn't necessarily mean they cost a lot to print. If the photographer owns the digital files, he can easily have them reprinted.
  3. seligart

    seligart Grumbler

    Thank you for your input, but no the pictures are for friends and won't be bought back to the States.
  4. prospero

    prospero SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    The thought occurs that if the prints are so lightfast then why use museum glass? Good prints
    are very resistant to fading. Hanging them in a place out of direct sunlight will do much more
    in terms of protection than any amount of filtered glass.

    No reason not to be extra cautious, but in the UK museum glass is about x3 as expensive as
    an AR glass which is about x10 dearer than standardd float.
    I use Ultravue70. Which allegedly filters 70% UV. Much the same as standard float.

    I tend to use museum glass only on very expensive art that demands the ultimate protection, or
    on things that are more vulnerable to light damage such as older prints that were done in dodgy
    pigments, old embroideries and prints/documents that people have signed with ink. o_O
  5. CB Art & Framing

    CB Art & Framing SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    I believe "Museum" refers more to the clarity than UV protection.
    Conservation Clear has the same UV rating.
  6. seligart

    seligart Grumbler

  7. seligart

    seligart Grumbler

    I agree with you, but he has a a belt and braces attitude to his work.
    Wants to give it the best chance for future generations to view his work I suppose.
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