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Old 02-08-03, 11:04 PM
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jason_maranto jason_maranto is offline
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Location: Tampa, FL USA
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"reflection control" is just a fancy term for non-glare glass -- which will have a fuzzy appearance to some degree.

Museum Glass is virtually invisible(crystal clear) from any depth... they achieve the anti-reflective qualities of the glass thru a (I believe) quartz based micro-coating which distorts the light waves enough to allow nearly complete light penetration thru the lite of glass (1% of light is absorbed by the glass). This is important because things look brighter behind Museum Glass because regular and non-glare glass each reflect roughly 7% of the light back at the viewer.

The only dissadvantage (besides price) to Museum Glass is the fact that the coating can be scratched and does tend to pick up fingerprints rather easily... wearing cotton gloves when handleing it would be advisable.

Other features of Museum Glass:

97% UV filtering to protect from fading.
low iron glass so the green tinge in ordinary glass isn't present.
Cuts easily using standard glass cutter (this is more important than it seems, many competitive products require special cutting and cleaning proceedures)