Here are the specs on the Farmer's Brand http://http://www.framersbrand.com/FBDataSheet.pdf but it's all alien to me. Are there any framing experts out there that can judge the advantages/disadvantages to the farmers lens cover?
I like the site as their prices are 20-30% cheaper than any other online frame store I've found that still seems to use quality materials. I'm just apprehensive about this Farmers lens material.
Here's the Framers description on the main page:
Framers Brand™ protective lens cover is exclusively offered by WholesalePosterFrames.com. This new lens cover was developed in response to our customer’s requests wanting a superior alternative to what was readily available from other frame shops. Our many individual customer’s along with large companies and institutions, wanted to protect their artwork and posters from damaging Ultra Violet (UV) rays.
Besides protection from UV damage we were repeatedly asked about providing a durable light weight unbreakable cover that could be safely cleaned using ordinary window cleaner. After taking these requests into consideration we approached one of the largest plastic manufacturers in the US to see what options were available.
After many months of research and development WholesalePosterFrames.com is proud to introduce Framers Brand™ UV stable protective lens covers. These lens covers are available in both clear and non-glare (Matte) finish.
Besides its UV stable characteristics, the lens cover is virtually unbreakable, and safe to clean with ordinary plastic cleaners. (Available within our accessories area) The lens cover is also fire rated and is self extinguishing making it safe to use in most commercial building applications. We want you to enjoy your poster and frame for many years and that is why we have put in the extra effort to offer you this high performance light weight protective cover.