ACRYLITE® for Framing


Custom framers make choices every day - frame materials and styles or matboard colors and shapes. And then, of course, there’s the glazing, where you have to consider medium, size, value, budget, and location.

At Roehm, we know how much thought goes into every framing job, so we created the ACRYLITE® Gallery to give you a high-quality option for every possible acrylic glazing need. ACRYLITE® Gallery's range of products can protect from UV light, glare, abrasion, and chemicals to ensure you are getting the right picture framing supplies for each application. Because our glazing options are acrylic, they’re also much lighter, easier to ship, and 10-20 times more resistant to impact than glass. And of course, they’re all ACRYLITE®, so you know the quality is guaranteed. Find just the right material for your frames, art, or gallery with our ACRYLITE® Gallery material!

Explore the ACRYLITE® Gallery Product Portfolio by Common Framing Needs


Standard Acrylic Glazing

Acrylic, often referred to as plastic or plexiglass is a great alternative to glass for picture frames. Acrylic is half the weight and much stronger than glass. It is also 18 times more impact resistant than typical glass. This makes acrylic the perfect choice for areas with high traffic or where safety and ease of handling are a concern.

Unlike glass, acrylic will not shatter when dropped. Acrylic may crack into large pieces but the edges are much less sharp than those of broken glass. Another advantage of acrylic over glass are UV filtering properties that protect your artwork and pictures from fading. Like acrylic, glass will protect against dust and scratches but it can't protect against the harmful UV rays.

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ACRYLITE® Gallery framing grade


ACRYLITE® Gallery framing grade is an extruded acrylic sheet designed exclusively for the framing market. This material features museum quality while remaining budget friendly. It is guaranteed defect free or your money back. See warranty for details.


UV Filtering

Unprotected, fabrics and paper become brittle, fade, or turn yellow when exposed to sunlight and artificial light. A good example is a faded poster in a storefront or a magazine left in direct sunlight. Unprotected items will yellow within weeks due to exposure to the UV light.

To protect your pictures, artwork, and other prints, UV resistant picture frames should be used. These are often made with UV filtering acrylic that protects art against harmful UV light.


ACRYLITE® Gallery UV filtering (OP3)


ACRYLITE® Gallery UV filtering OP3 acrylic is known for its industry-leading UV protection. No other acrylic glazing can compete with this material as it pertains to blocking UV light.

When UV rays are in the 390 nanometer light range, ACRYLITE® Gallery UV filtering OP3 acrylic blocks out nearly 100% of UV light, while its competitors show diminished levels of UV protection. This sheet is sure to protect your art, sketches, and images against the irreversible damage of UV rays for many years to come. Discover more about this material here.

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ACRYLITE® Gallery UV filtering non-glare (OP3 P99)


ACRYLITE® Gallery UV filtering OP3 P99 non glare acrylic features the same industry-leading UV protection as ACRYLITE® Gallery UV filtering OP3 acrylic with an additional soft matte finish to help minimize glare & reflection.

This non glare acrylic sheet is designed to reduce glare when installed flush to photos, documents, ect. If not flush to the intended object, the matte finish will create a hazy appearance. For applications that require a standoff distance, such as a floating acrylic wall frame, anti-reflective acrylic is recommended.

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ACRYLITE® Gallery UV filtering mar resistant (OP3 MR)


ACRYLITE® Gallery UV filtering mar resistant (OP3 MR) combines the UV filtering characteristics found in ACRYLITE® Gallery UV filtering OP3 acrylic sheet with an additional abrasion and chemical resistant coating.

The added benefit of abrasion and chemical resistance protects the acrylic from scratching and dulling due to some chemical cleaners such as alcohol and ammonia products.


Non Glare

Non-glare acrylic has a soft matte finish designed to reduce glare when installed flush to photos, documents, etc. If not flush to the intended object, the matte finish will create a hazy appearance. For applications that require a standoff distance, anti-reflective acrylic is recommended.

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ACRYLITE® Gallery non-glare (P99)


ACRYLITE® Gallery P99 non glare acrylic shows off the natural beauty of your artwork and prints by minimizing glare under many lighting conditions when they are flush against the acrylic. It does this with a non glare surface on one side of the sheet that is subtly textured to create a pristine view from every angle.

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ACRYLITE® Gallery UV filtering non-glare (OP3 P99)


ACRYLITE® Gallery UV filtering OP3 P99 non glare acrylic features the same industry-leading UV protection as ACRYLITE® Gallery UV filtering OP3 acrylic PLUS a soft matte finish to help minimize glare & reflection.

This non glare acrylic sheet is designed to reduce glare when installed flush to photos, documents, ect. If not flush to the intended object, the matte finish will create a hazy appearance. For applications that require a standoff distance, such as a floating acrylic wall frame, anti-reflective acrylic is recommended.


Mar Resistant

If your acrylic frame is going to be exposed to public contact, airborne dirt and/or dust resulting in frequent cleanings, then an abrasion or a scratch-resistant product is recommended. The abrasion-resistant hard coat protects the acrylic, extending the service life of the acrylic frame. It also allows you to clean it with common household cleaners that are not recommended to use on uncoated sheets.

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ACRYLITE® Gallery UV filtering mar resistant (OP3 MR)


ACRYLITE® Gallery UV filtering mar resistant (OP3 MR) combines the UV filtering characteristics found in ACRYLITE® Gallery UV filtering OP3 acrylic sheet with an additional abrasion and chemical resistant coating.

The added benefit of abrasion and chemical resistance protects the acrylic from scratching and dulling due to some chemical cleaners such as alcohol and ammonia products.


Anti Reflective

For unsurpassed clarity, void of unwanted reflection and glare, anti reflective works great. It will enable the best viewing experience possible without sacrificing protection. Onlookers will be able to not only see what lies behind the frame but experience the piece whether it be art, sketches, or photos in its fullness when using ACRYLITE® Gallery anti-reflective material.

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ACRYLITE® Gallery Anti-Reflective


ACRYLITE® Gallery anti-reflective is a clear acrylic sheet that gives off an invisible perspective to viewers. Instead of seeing unwanted reflection in artwork, this anti reflective acrylic sheet gives a view like no other.

Discover more about this material on the anti reflective literature page and technical document.


Digital Print

ACRYLITE® even has a material that works well with flatbed digital printers. For prints needing vivid color in every detail, our Digital Print material will do the trick.


ACRYLITE® Digital Print


ACRYLITE® Digital Print is a crystal-clear acrylic sheet that already includes adhesion properties. This is ideal for UV curable inks used in today’s flatbed digital printers.

It eliminates the need for costly adhesion promoters or other labor-intensive surface preparation. The optical clarity of this sheet ensures color accuracy and brilliance on every print.

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Frequently Asked Questions