Breathing Color Glamour 2 Archival Print Varnish (Matte, 1 Pint)

Breathing Color Glamour 2 Archival Print Varnish (Matte, 1 Pint)

Breathing Color Glamour 2 Archival Print Varnish (Matte, 1 Pint)

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  • For Canvas and Fine Art Prints
  • Protects Images from Moisture & UV Rays
  • Non-Yellowing, Water-based

Size: 1 Pint

1 Gallon 1 Pint

Finish: Matte

Gloss Matte
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Protect your canvas and fine art prints with this 1-pint bucket of matte Glamour 2 Archival Print Varnish from Breathing Color. It's suitable for both spray and roll applications, though rolling is preferred. This proprietary canvas and giclee varnish has been developed to protect, preserve and enhance fine art and photographic prints produced on digital inkjet printers.

Glamour 2 is a non-yellowing, water-based varnish that will enhance the color of pigmented and ultrachrome inks on matte media, and increase resistance to image fading. It will protect your expensive images against moisture, abrasion, and UV rays. Glamour 2 has been specifically developed as a water-based product to avoid the unpleasant and hazardous fumes given off by solvent-based alternatives. Dilution is required. The varnish is a great compliment to Breathing Color's Brilliance Canvas range. The combination of Glamour 2 and Brilliance "Chromata White" Canvas (free of optical brightener additives) delivers one of the most archival and color-stable fine art reproductions available.

In smaller applications, Glamour 2 should be applied via roll brush. Only one coat is necessary.
Can also be brush-applied, sprayed, and used in roll coaters.
Self-leveling qualities make it virtually ideal for one-step, hassle-free coating with no streaks.
Designed to be applied generously and spread around as quickly as possible.
When rolling, dilute no more than 30% with distilled water. When spraying, dilute no more than 50% with distilled water (30% is ideal). Only use an HVLP gravity feed gun when spraying. Spray one heavy coat first, then about 30-45 min later, spray a thinner coat.
Gloss and Matte finishes can be mixed together, enabling you to creatively produce your own perfect look and feel. Whether you want gloss, semi-gloss, or semi-matte, the choice is completely yours.
Also commonly used as a very effective mounting adhesive.
Milky colored liquid with mild odor.
UPC: 640901890746
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Breathing Color G2VMPINT specs

Finish Matte
Boiling Point >212°F / 100°C
Specific Gravity 1.2
Density Vapor Density: Heavier than air
Evaporation Slower than ether
Solubility Soluble in water
Quantity 1 pint / 0.5 L
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.25 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.2 x 5.4 x 2.8"

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Glamour 2 Archival Print Varnish (Matte, 1 Pint) is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works very well on canvas I have used Glamor 2 Matte on matte canvas with very good results. Applied with a roller it's a fairly forgiving process and coverage is about 20 sq. feet per cup (at a dilution of 3:1) as per instructions. I found a single coat to be adequate. It takes a bit of practice to determine how much to apply. It seems very similar Hahnemuhle's varnish. BC suggests you can use it on matte paper but I found it difficult to avoid a blotchy appearance. I tried some leftover varnish on a test print made on glossy RC paper and it immediately removed the ink! No chance it will work for that. Overall, on canvas it's excellent.
Date published: 2018-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best solution for coating matte prints I have found this to be the best way to coat matte prints for my very specific application: covers of hand-made photo portfolios. I make portfolio albums and portfolio print boxes from 4x6 to 12x18. For the cover, I want a full-bleed image as high quality as the contents. I print the cover on Epson Ultrapremium Matte, whose surface is as nice as Epson Hot Press Bright or Hahnemuele Photo Rag UltraSmooth but which is thin enough to wrap around and glue to .120 bookbinding board. (To demonstrate what I'm comparing to, for the contents of books, I use Moab Lasal Matte double-sided. For portfolio boxes, I use Ilford Gold Fiber Silk or Canson Baryta. Epson 3880.) The cover image of a book will be handled. It will experience fingerprints, moisture, and hopefully only mild abrasion. My varnished book covers are bulletproof: no fingerprints, impervious to water spills. I tried using a book as a coaster for a mug of coffeeno impact. Find the video of the photographer who makes an ice cream sundae on a varnished print, eats the sundae, washes the print in the kitchen sink, and then delivers the print to a client. A mixture of equal parts Glamour 2 matte, Glamour 2 gloss, and warm water applied with a 3 paint roller is easy, repeatable, and fast. The proportion of gloss to matte is a matter of taste and needs some experimentation depending on the paper or canvas. Glamour 2 is primarily intended to coat photo or painted canvases, but it works well on paper also. I use it on matte papers, which emerge closer to semi-matte after varnishing. It doesn't work as well on luster papers and not at all on glossy papers. Watch the application videos on their website for roller technique. The technique takes a little practice but I had it refined after a half dozen attempts and now it's flawless. I've tried Golden and Moab spray varnishes. I've sprayed dozens of prints, and about a third of them are ruined by dots of liquid spray that don't atomize. Golden tech support was unhelpful. And spraying requires a spray booth (or back yard), whereas roller-coating Glamour 2 has no fumes. I'm also beginning to use Glamour 2 for framed prints without glazing. Epson Hot Press Bright paper. I've graduated from acrylic to museum glass, but no glazing is still better. Initial results are promising on a small sample size, but none have hung for more than a few months yet.
Date published: 2016-03-30
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