Benefits Of Glass
For me to work with acrylic, not only would it cost a lot more than glass, but the equipment needed to work with it, and be able to fuse it together, is very expensive to buy and run. All of which would add to the price of my items, which would end up making them ridiculously expensive. I can get another company to build it and supply it to me at trade, but the price I pay would still be well over double the price of what I would charge my customers for a glass display. I like to keep my prices as low as possible. As a customer and collector myself, I do not want to be ripped off, so I feel it is only fair that I treat my customers how I would like to be treated myself.
A lot of people may have heard that acrylic filters out U.V. and glass doesn’t. Actually, both acrylic and glass filter out about 95% of U.V. Unfortunately, this doesn’t mean that the item inside won’t fade. U.V. is not the only type of light, and others will get through which could cause an item to fade over time. I can supply items made from museum glass, but not only is that extremely expensive, but even museum displays are always in really low level lighting because of this reason. At the end of the day, if the item is exposed to any form of light, over time, it could fade. Glass however will stay clear. Exposure to U.V. will eventually cause acrylic to turn opaque and become brittle.