Glass display


MGF, Master Grumble Framer
Dec 1, 2004
New Westminster, B.C. Canada
OK, I know that I am new to the framing stuff (compared to most of you) but....I just came from my main wholesaler. They have changed to Denglas for most of their specialty glass. They handed me a display with three different kinds of glass (regular, Museum UV, and (can't remember)). The glass is sandwiched between two stiff boards, with some kind of filler, kind of like a glass sandwich, with the middle cut out. At first I thought I will toss it in a frame with a picture behind it..Then another idea. leave it loose. Then I can pull it out, sit it on top of the customers art, and say, "what glass do you think looks best?" I am thinking my sales of museum is going to go up.

This idea could easily be adopted by a framer to whatever glass they sell. I think it is a good one. Maybe everyone already does this already, but I haven't seen it.

Tru-Vue will actually send you small framed pieces featuring each of their glasses. I recently made room for this around my display counter, and wish I had done this years earlier, as it really helps the customers see the difference. You're right ,when they see the museum glass the price isn't as much of a factor anymore. I also have the Tru-Vue glazing option display you are refering to, but the framed pieces are a great visual, and they didn't charge for them either.

True Vue has something like this also. I sometimes pull it out but I am leary of putting ANYTHING down on top of customers work until I am ready to work on it (other than weights).

I guess I am paranoid but something about the ridgid (spelling?) cardboard corners going on top of what is sometimes delicate artwork does bother me.

I know I may sound paranoid but I haven't yet damaged or otherwise destroyed any customer work yet. (Great now I just jinxed myself)

You'll sell a lot more when they see it than if you just mention it. Let us know how it does for you. I may just relax my paranoya a little.

Take care.
I have seen the tru vue display and it is effective. This is just a little different in that it is a plain glass display. I will see if I can post some pictures.

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[ 06-04-2005, 07:38 AM: Message edited by: Mike-L@GTP ]

If you're worried about scratching all the pastel off your customer's art work, lay the glass samples on your weights. Or, if it's non-glare you're trying to show, put A/F mats on the corner of the art work and then lay the glass sample on that.

Just a thought...
Finally figured out how to host and post my own pictures so here they are:


Why is there a green spot reflection on the glass marked "Water White"?

But most interesting is the fact that there is a fog in the "Non Glare" (usual), a green slug in the "Water White Denglass" and NO reflection in the "Regular Glass".....mmmmmm
OK, I get the ribbing, but it made me look at my photo skills. I tried to take a couple of other pictures on a print, taken on an angle so the flash flare wouldn't look so bad but the colours are really washed out.

And sorry about the size. I was so excited that I finally got some pictures to work that I forgot about the low bandwidth people.

Actually, those photos loaded pretty quickly at about 300 baud or whatever I'm connected at right now, but photos larger than about 400x600 pixels will upset some viewers, depending on their screen settings.

Some will have to do a horizontal scroll to read any post on the thread.

Photos of glass samples provide a good example of my primary reservation about an email-based framing contest. Those who are experienced at photographing these things will look good and the rest will look foolish.

James, I'm not implying that you look foolish. Thinking of your signature line, it looks like you DID learn something new.