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Clear styrene sheets have become a popular alternative for use in framing artwork. Less expensive than acrylic and less fragile than glass, these pre-cut, 0.050" thick polystyrene sheets absorb 98% of damaging ultraviolet (UV) light while reducing glare and reflections from various light sources.
Available in a wide range of popular sizes, these clear styrene sheets can also be used as a safe and inexpensive way to teach the principles of etching in the classroom. Not intended for use with chemicals, they can be scratched into with engraving or dry point tools when a sketch is placed under them.
Handling Charge — When ordering sheets of paper or board larger than 18” x 24” in quantities of less than 10, a $3.00 per order handling fee applies. Paper or boards may be assorted to reach the quantity of 10.
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Comments about Clear Styrene Sheets:
I used this product to frame a print that I had accepted into a national art show. I had to cut it down to a square and it was very simple with just using a utility knife, the sheets have protective film to prevent scratching, the non-glare is very nice as well. This is a very affordable alternative to acrylic.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Would have been perfect
from Tampa Bay, Florida
Ordered a sheet to fit in an 18 x 22 frame. It wasn't cut to size. Too big and not evenly cut at that. I tried trimming it down so I could use it, but just couldn't manage. I shouldn't have had to trim it at all. Total waste of my time and money.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: We're sorry that this styrene wasn't cut correctly, and we're happy to take care of this for you. Please look for an email from one of our Customer Care Representatives who will be in touch to further assist you.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Perfect thickness for framing watercolors
Bought several in various sizes to frame watercolors for an exhibit.They are so much lighter in weight to glass I prefer the styrene. Came with a peel-off sheet on front and back so they are scratch proof when they arrive. Will buy again.
from Central FL
Perfect size and quality to protect a photo that was odd-sized.
A great value
By Jeff P
from Chicago, IL
Excellent quality at a fair price.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Not as described
By The Erstwhile Photographer
from Lancaster, PA
According to the description, the is CLEAR styrene for framing. In fact, it is non-glare, which is not the same as CLEAR. Non-glare has a hazy appearance to prevent glare, but at the same time it mutes detail in the art being framed. The description is deceptive. However, if what you actually want is non-glare, then this is for you. Dick Blick needs to claify the product description.
Beware if you mat your artwork
I bought these because of the UV protection. It was not clear from the description that they are "non-glare" which can not be used to frame matted art. It results in the artwork becoming blurry. Please think about carrying more non-glass glazing options that can be used with mats.
Better than glass any day
By Acid butterfly
I use these non glare sheets in lieu of glass! They tend to be much more durableMy clients like this better than glass bc it is also more lightweight!
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Adequate quality, good price, exactly as expected
I bought these to use like I would normally use expensive Plexiglas. I used them in a 20 x 24 picture frame. They look nice, and best of all it makes my framed painting very lightweight. I did try to use a piece of mat board for my backing, but it wasn't rigid enough to keep this from buckling slightly. So I used foamboard instead and that worked well.
Perfect styrene sheets
from Montgomery County, MD
Perfect styrene sheets, very easy to cut to size, highly recommended
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