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Archival Glass and Art Spacers

ART SPACERS PROTECT YOUR ART!

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Archival Glass and Art Spacers

On this web site you may purchase Archival Glass and Art Spacers.  You can easily learn how to frame pictures using these Art Spacers to protect your art and your photographs from touching the glass in your picture frames. Photographs especially should never touch glass or they will eventually stick to the glass.

Art Spacers are out of stock until further notice:


1/8 inch Art Spacers Bundle of 6 pieces 29 inches long Price $11.49
1/4 inch Art Spacers Bundle of 6 pieces 29 inches long Price $12.69

Our Art Spacers come in three sizes, which refer to the amount of space you wish to leave between the art work and the glass. Cut the Archival Art Spacers to the length you need. It is very easy to butt shorter pieces together to go around your picture, that way there is no waste.

How To Use Archival Glass and Art Spacers

how art spacers work to protect your artYou should never frame a piece of art and put the glass directly on top of the art. Doing so will eventually ruin the art work.

This is why custom picture framers always put one or more custom cut mats on top of the art work. Mats serve two purposes, protecting the art and to enhance the beauty of the framed piece of art.

Sometimes for one reason or the other, you may wish to frame a piece of art without using a mat on top of the art first. Since you should never put the glass directly on top of the art, what is a picture framer to do. Use our Archival Glass and Art Spacers of course!

picture shows the thicknesses of archival picture spacers

Our Archival Glass and Art Spacers are crystal clear and come in several thickness as shown in the picture. The first image (adhesive) shows the art spacer dark, but in reality it is perfectly clear. All are completely pH Neutral and fully archival. All sides are polished very smooth. One surface has a coating of tacky adhesive on it covered by a white strip of paper.

stripping the backing off Archival Art SpacersTo use the art spacers you cut the strip to length and pull off the strip of paper to expose the adhesive. Then you stick the Archival Glass and Art Spacer strip to the piece of glass, all around the outer edge of the glass.

Click here to see a larger image of
the Archival Art Spacers

You can cut the strips to length or use a combination of shorter strips to get the length you need. There is never any waste in using the Art Spacers as  you can butt shorter pieces together.

archival art spacers on glassThen the glass with the attached art spacer is placed on top of the mounted art work and all is put into the picture frame. At NO time does any adhesive come into contact with the artwork. These Archival Glass and Art Spacers are super simple and easy to use.

The picture here shows the Archival Art Spacers stuck to the edge of the glass. Remember the glue side is down and struck to the glass. The coils seen are the paper backing that was taken off the art spacer exposing the glue.  Notice the short piece used.  Another piece will be butted next to this piece so there is no waste.  Click here to see a larger image of the Archival Art Spacers struck to the picture frame glass

The art spacers on the glass above will be hidden from view because the glass with the spacers on it will go under the rappet that is on the picture frame.  When finished, you should not be able to see the Art spacers without very close examination.

Our Art Spacers come in three sizes, which refer to the amount of space you wish to leave between the art work and the glass. Cut the Archival Art Spacers to the length you need. It is very easy to butt shorter pieces together to go around your picture, that way there is no waste.

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