What type of cutter is recommended for cutting Conservation Grade glass?
Any glass cutter that is used for cutting regular glass may be used.
How do I cut TruVue glass products?
Place a slip sheet or a non-slip mounboard between the glass and the back of the wall cutter. For TruVue Conservation Grade glass products, including Museum Glass®, Conservation Clear® and Conservation Reflection Control, place the sheet of glass in the wall unit, with the UV coated side towards the wall, facing the slip sheet or mountboard. Do not score the UV coated side. Be sure to keep the glass cutter clean of glass chips by brushing away fragments frequently with a horse hair brush.
How can I tell which side of the Conservation Grade glass has the UV coating?
The inkjet printing or static cling sticker will indicate which side to score. The side to be scored is the non UV coated side, so the UV coating is on the opposite side. For Museum Glass and Conservation Clear the UV coated side is always the side with the inkjet printing or static cling sticker. For Conservation Reflection Control the UV coating is on the opposite side of the inkjet printing.
The UV coated side will also bead water or glass cleaner more than the non UV side. Using a razor blade you can apply a small light scratch on the edge of the glass which will be hidden by the rabbet of the frame. The UV coating will be scratched, the glass will not. Wear gloves while doing this to prevent cuts.
Which side of the Conservation Grade glass should be placed toward the artwork?
It is recommended that the UV coated side of the glass face the artwork. This side can be identified by the inkjet printing, which appears along the edge of the lite. However, the UV blocking capabilities are in no way diminished by the placement of the sheet. When using Conservation Reflection Control the matt finished side should face out and the non-finished side should face the artwork.