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Postby Ed209 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:31 am

Do many of you get asked for diffused glass It seems all the rage round my area, I can only presume the old village framer offered it extensively.
They are definitely asking for diffused and not clear view as they normally state its only a couple of pounds more than standard 2mm float.
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Re: Diffused glass

Postby prospero » Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:45 am

They can ask me for it but they do won't get it. :lol:

Honestly, this stuff has been superseded by the far superior coated glasses and really has no place in framing today.

Get (or make) a little demonstrator with Diffused/AR/Std and people will see the difference. :shock: :D
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Re: Diffused glass

Postby maguirei » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:41 am

I will supply it if I'm specifically asked for it - but certainly won't recommend it. Sometimes people bring in pictures for reglazing and want the picture to look like the others on the wall - with AR glass they wouldn't (i.e. because they'd actually be able to see the artwork :D ).
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Re: Diffused glass

Postby Not your average framer » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:55 pm

Photographers like diffused glass. I've been told this by a photographer, who informed my that diffused glass does not show the photographer's finger marks and therefore saves time.

I can't remember when I last used diffused glass, but it was a very long time ago.
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Re: Diffused glass

Postby prospero » Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:59 pm

Thing is, it only works properly when pressed tight against the image. It also has a proclivity to hold condensation.
Diffused glass + photo + contact = stuck photo. :roll:
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Re: Diffused glass

Postby featurepiece » Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:32 pm

Personally I don't like the stuff - I made a little glass demo thing with 3 different types of glass, ordinary float, diffused & Clarity. If anyone asks for the diffused stuff I just show them my thingy (oh matron) - I've never had anyone not choose the Clarity stuff when shown the options.

Also, as stated it completely blurs the image if sat completely against it.

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Re: Diffused glass

Postby kartoffelngeist » Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:26 pm

From before I started here, we've always used plain glass and diffused NR glass. Used to get a lot of customers asking for it but recently not so much.

I hate the stuff. Hoping to phase it out and replace it with a better option (or options).


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