HOW DO YOU BUY GLAZING? **POLL RESULTS**

WHICH GLAZING TYPE IS YOUR "DEFAULT"?


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Mike Labbe

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GLAZING SIZE SURVEY - May '06 GRUMBLE POLL & DISCUSSION
RESULTS from previous surveys: LINK TO RESULTS

Do you buy standard sizes, or cut it from larger sheets?

If I listed every type of glass out there, the survey would be huge. Each of these glass types are "or equivalent", if you don't see the brand you use.

Discussion is welcomed!


-This survey is intended for framers.
-Your poll selections are anonymous, although discussion is public and encouraged.
-Results represent only a small sample of the industry, and should NOT be used as a planning tool/business plan.
-This survey is purely for entertainment and discussion.


Sorry for the slow start this month, i'm on vacation.

Mike

[ 06-01-2006, 04:44 PM: Message edited by: Mike Labbe @ GTP ]
 
Obviously, I buy larger sheets when I have a large job, but I only checked off the ones I stock routinely.
 
Actually, I make my own glazing. It's a tasty orange/raisin glaze that goes nicely on a baked ham.
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all acrylic is 48x96 - 60 x 96 - up to 72 x 144

additional reg glass sizes 30 x 36
36 x 36 and 30 x 42

as far as non-glare reg glass....... I almost never use it any more.

Double Strength mirror comes 42 x 48...... a split sheet.
 
Well, I order it and when the invoice comes, I pay it!


(Sorry)

(Edit) Actually that's not true, we have a cash account with our glass supplier, pay the driver for an extra 2.5% discount.

Anything above 4 x 3 ft we have cut to order. Museum glass ditto any size.
 
Jerome, You can buy a 32 x 40 case of "TruVue" (Cyro) UV Acrylic from LJ.
 
Mike,
You are SO good at what you do!!!

And these polls are informative and quite helpful. Thanks for doing this for us!

You are extremely appreciated. I don't think you hear that often enough!
 
Originally posted by JFeig:
all acrylic is 48x96 - 60 x 96 - up to 72 x 144
Do you mean what you handle or what is available?
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I have purchase packaged 40x60 TruVue Cyro OP-3 in the recent past. More per sf, but the yield was better for the project so net savings.
 
Originally posted by Paul N
When people ask for non-glare, they usually mean UV.

Paul, when I mention UV they think I mean non-glare! They think because it's non-glasre it must be UV.
 
I so rarely use acrylic that it is cheaper if I order it cut as needed.
 
I am surprised how many people use clear glass. I don't like clear glass on anything, I use (on my own art) Non-glare. Conservation Non-Glare to be exact.

I have found that clear glass gets all kinds of reflections, and I hate that. Especially when the art is a dark color.
 
Originally posted by Paul N:
Non-glare?? What's that....?? ;)
We almost never sell non-glare, at least the last 16 months.

When people ask for non-glare, they usually mean UV.
I can't believe this: A couple of hours after I posted this, a customer brought in 2 pieces to be farmed and really, really wanted, you guessed, non-glare!

What a coincidence.
 
For two years we have had a sample of Non-Glare up in the shop. I just point out the sample and ask if they brought the large caliber pistol to stick to my head to make me sell them something to decrease their pleasure of enjoying their artwork.

One customer for years has been has bought nothing but fuzzy non-glare.

I asked her about the pistol and she told me that she had been married and having sex with the with the same man for 32 years.... :eek: I ordered the glass.

This last Christmas she came in with several of the pictures we had previously framed and said "I heard you tell another customer that we should bring in our old framing and get the upgraded mats and backing, air out the prints and refit; So that's what we are going to do with the entire house. Also I want that Museum Glass you've been trying to sell me for years."

I was dumb-founded, "what about the sex with the same guy thing?" I asked.

"I fired the husband and got married to the guy I've been enjoying sex with", she smiled sweetly.
 
Baer, sounds like a score with that non-glare, sex-starved-no-more client! A whole house worth of museum glass??? Bravo..
are you going to Disney Land??!
 
There's still time to participate in this survey and discussion, if you haven't already.

Do you stock all the sizes or cut it down from larger sheets? Why?

Mike
 
We've been buying in 32x40 sheets and 40x60, and cut down, but have just started buying in smaller sizes, after reading Betty's post awhile back. Light bulb went on. "Time is Money" and all those glass scraps eating away space and time to cut them down.

We carried several different sizes at M's and it was nice not to have to carry around the big stuff to cut down. More to it than that. Why should it be different in my shop now?

More thoughts on this, everyone?
 
The results are IN! Now the discussion can begin...

Summarized below are the results, which indicate how the people surveyed buy glazing.

From the results, we see that more than half use CC/UV as a default, and about one third still use non protective glass.

It also shows that about:
- 93% stock CC/UV CLEAR/CONSERVATION
- 87% stock PC/CLEAR/NON PROTECTIVE
- 74% stock MUSEUM
- 73% stock RC/NONGLARE
- 68% stock CRC/NONGLARE
- 68% stock PCA/ACRYLIC CLEAR
- 61% stock CCA/ACRYLIC UV CLR

If we do this one again some day, i'll be sure to include the oversize pieces for acrylic - so we can get a better result.

Mike

Poll Results: HOW DO YOU BUY GLAZING? (102 participants)

WHICH GLAZING TYPE IS YOUR "DEFAULT"?
54% CC/UV CLEAR/CONSERVATION *
34% PC/CLEAR/NON PROTECTIVE
06% None/Does Not Apply
03% CRC/NONGLARE UV
01% RC/NONGLARE CLEAR
01% PCA/ACRYLIC CLEAR
01% CCA/ACRYLIC UV CLEAR
00% MUSEUM

Which lite sizes do you buy/stock for PC/CLEAR/NON PROTECTIVE?
70% 32x40
42% 16x20
39% 24x36
36% 36x48
26% 22x28
24% 20x24
24% 40x60
20% 11x14
20% 24x30
16% 18x24
15% 26x32
13% NONE/Does Not Apply
10% 30x36
07% 12x16
07% 14x18
07% 30x40
05% 8x10
05% Float
03% 26x36
02% 28x36
02% OTHER

Which lite sizes do you buy/stock for CC/UV CLEAR/CONSERVATION?
86% 32x40 *
47% 36x48
44% 24x36
36% 16x20
36% 22x28
30% 20x24
30% 40x60
24% 26x32
23% 24x30
20% 18x24
07% 40x50
07% NONE/DOES NOT APPLY
05% 11x14
05% 12x16
05% 14x18
05% 30x40
01% 8x10
01% OTHER

Which lite sizes do you buy/stock for RC/NONGLARE CLEAR?
60% 32x40 *
26% NONE/DOES NOT APPLY
20% 16x20
18% 24x36
17% 36x48
16% 22x28
11% 24x30
10% 20x24
08% 16x32
08% 11x14
07% 40x50
05% 18x24
04% 40x60
03% 14x18
03% OTHER
02% 12x16
01% 30x40
01% 8x10

Which lite sizes do you buy/stock for CRC/NONGLARE U/V CLEAR?
54% 32x40 *
32% NONE/DOES NOT APPLY
19% 36x48
16% 22x28
16% 24x36
09% 16x20
06% 40x50
05% 18x24
05% 20x24
05% 24x30
05% 26x32
05% 40x60
02% OTHER
01% 8x10
01% 11x14
01% 12x16

Which lite sizes do you buy/stock for PCA/ACRYLIC CLEAR?
51% OTHER SIZE *
32% NONE/DOES NOT APPLY
11% 32x40
08% 40x60
03% 36x48
01% 18x24
01% 24x36
01% 30x40

Which lite sizes do you buy/stock for CCA/ACRYLIC UV CLEAR?
47% OTHER SIZE *
39% NONE/DOES NOT APPLY
12% 32x40
08% 40x60
03% 36x48

Which lite sizes do you buy/stock for MUSEUM?
58% 32x40
26% NONE/DOES NOT APPLY
17% 24x36
15% 36x48
13% 40x60
10% 16x20
06% 24x30
05% OTHER
04% 22x2
03% 30x40
02% 20x24
01% 26x32
 
Although I am not sure about LJ prices on acrylic sheets I have found that in New England it is cheaper to go through a plastic distributor to buy Cyro plexi. Not only are the sheets cheaper but they will cut to size at $10/sheet.
 
For comparison, these were the results for similar questions in Feb 2004:

GLAZING SURVEY FEB 2004

WHICH TYPE OF GLAZING IS YOUR STANDARD/DEFAULT? (2004)
48% UV Clear (UP: 54% in 2006)
41% Clear Regular (DOWN: 34% in 2006)
3% Non Glare
3% UV Non Glare
2% Clear Acrylic
2% UV Acrylic
2% NONE OF THE ABOVE/DNA

WHAT KINDS OF GLAZING DO YOU CARRY/OFFER? (2004)
97% Clear Regular (87% in 2006)
95% UV Clear (93% in 2006)
91% Non Glare (73% in 2006)
78% UV Non Glare (68% in 2006)
78% Clear Acrylic (68% in 2006)
69% UV Acrylic (61% in 2006)
64% Mirror, Bev
62% Mirror, Std
56% Museum (74% in 2006)
48% Non Glare Acrylic
42% UV Non Glare Acrylic
36% TV A/R
17% Denglass (0% in 2006, gone)
16% Image Perfect
5% OTHER, Not Specified
 
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