blase wrote:This was probably asked before but I haven't been able to find an answer. I'm attempting to frame a large, expensive print for he first time and don't want t mess it up. Is hobby lobby glass and mat ok to use? I'm fairly confident I can put it together myself but not sure about ordering mat online as it's hard to tell the color/look. Is the mat HL sells of good quality for long term conservation or should I not trust them. I got a quote for museum glass of $130 for 40"x25" and could use their 40% off. I'm wondering if it's worth it to get the glass from them even if I take it to a framer for the mat and assembly ( already have the frame).
Hobby Lobby carries Tru Vue glazing products which are good quality - I buy all my glass from Hobby Lobby with 40% off coupon. Their mats are fine as long as you pick an acid free one. No need to be hesitant about the products they sell - just be hesitant about letting them frame your stuff because not all of the people who work there are properly trained in how to handle and conserve valuable prints.