REFLECTION CONTROL GLASS QUESTION

Jason

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Newbie question here --- I am using TruVue Reflection Control glass for the first time. Which side faces the artwork? Is there an easy way to tell which side is which? I was under the impression that some of the TruVue glass was marked on the side THIS SIDE UP. Any help appreciated.
 

Ron Eggers

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The coated glass is marked, though sometimes cryptically. ("East side.")

The etched reflection control should be used with the fuzzy/etched side facing away from the art. If you put it toward the art, it'll look pretty much like clear, but more expensive.

You'll be able to tell when you put the glass on the art. If the reflections are crisp, it's backwards. If the reflections or soft and fuzzy ("controlled") it's right.

It used to be etched on both sides. The first time I used the single-sided RC glass, I called the distributor to complain that I had a box of clear that was labeled RC.

They told me to flip the glass over.
 

Baer Charlton

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Just don't put two mats under it. :D

If you need that two or three mat look, cut an "In-lay" mat.

Just keep in mind that all that "fuzzy" keeps out light from illuminating the art, and prevents the viewer from seeing the art, and mucks up the clarity.
 

Steven6095

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You are all going to laugh at me on this one...
but I recently had a triple mat project that the customer wanted non glare glass on and insisted on it but hated the look when I showed her.
I flipped a peice over! Yes backwards! There was a difference between the regular glass than the backwards non glare. It worked for the peice. Just a tad "softer".
 

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The best way to tell (IMO) is when you look at the light reflection on it the glass, the side against the art is clearer, and the side facing out is fuzzier.
 

Valerian

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I used to work in a warehouse that was lit up like an airplane hangar - laying the glass on the art didn't work so well under those conditions. But I just positioned the glass so I caught the reflection of a light fixture in it. If the fixture appeared blurry, that was the etched side.
 
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