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Displaying work without glass

Postby beautifulbay » Tue Dec 11, 2007 8:53 am

I have become a part of a team of equine artists who are submitting work to help horses in need. These pieces will be traveling around the world for at least 3 years. My pieces will obviosly be done on paper and therefore I need to come up with a type of display for it (like framing) that doesn't involve glass or anything very fragile. It has to withstand constant handling and moving. It also has to be removable, as prints and posters will be made of it as well. ...so the thought of plaquing it is not possible.
Does anyone have any suggestions?
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Postby Erika Takacs » Tue Dec 11, 2007 9:12 am

Plexiglass is a good substitute for glass.
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Postby beautifulbay » Tue Dec 11, 2007 2:45 pm

Thanks Erika, I'm thinking plexi-glass too, but am worried about how easily it scratches. Do you know if they make a better quality type that would be more suitable for fine art?
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Postby johnwalkeasy » Fri Dec 28, 2007 7:41 pm

There is a product call lexsan. I think that,s the name. Made from plastic. Petty good stuff. Might be able to get it at home Depot or a hardware store. Cuts easy, wont crack. will stay clear for years.
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