Planning on framing with glass, but no mat?

Prevent your art, photos and prints from sticking to the glass!  Spacers also create clearance for framing fragile art which could be damaged by the pressure of the glass, such as with pastel or charcoal artwork. Also good for framing  art with un even surfaces,  float mounts, or 3 dimensional objects like patches, coins, medals, ect.


Cross section of a clear plastic spacer, adding space between art and glass.

Cross section of a clear plastic spacer, adding space between art and glass.

hollow plastic spacers come in 1/8" and 1/4" widths. They ussually have adheisive attached, and maty be attached to the edge of the glass or the inside wood of the frame. Make sure your spacers are not so thick they protrude from under the lip of the frame.

Clear plastic hollow spacers, self adhering.

Cut with large scissors.


Available in 5ft lengths,  1/4″ or 1/8″.

New Lower Pricing! 

20, 5ft lengths, (100 ft total) $65 includes shipping

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10, 5ft lengths (50 ft total) $35 includes shipping

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5, 5ft lengths (25 ft total) $20 includes shipping

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Please allow 7 to 10 days for delivery. Occasionally some items go out of stock for up to 2 weeks. If you definitely need your order within 10 days you may contact us to check availability. email:

United States only.

Remember, spacers add size to what ever clearance your artwork needs, plus glass and backing.  Please consider the depth of your frame to determine if 1/4″ or 1/8″ thick spacers should be used. Occasionally some frames will not provide enough depth for spacers.

Also, frame size can determine if 1/4″ or 1/8″ spacers should be used. The backing and glass or acrylic can bow and sag with larger sizes and effect the amount of clearance.

Thin paper which is not mounted to a backing may slip around between the spacers and backing, exposing part of the paper edge inside the frame. Un mounted papers may buckle or wrinkle and even be permanently damaged by spacers.  Be cautious when using spacers directly on the edge of loose paper, especially if the frame has a lot of  tolerance, or “play”.  For best results, the paper should be mounted to a backing.  Heavy gauge, or smaller papers, are normally less subject to this issue.

Spacers can be less visible if adhered to the inside edge of the frame instead of the glass, but to do this, the glass and backing must fit snug in the frame (without too much “play”) or there is risk they may shift enough to come off the spacer and fall into the frame! Also be aware that sticking the spacers to the inside edge of the frame turns the spacers sideways, which makes the clearance from the glass 1/8″ with both  1/8″ and 1/4″ spacers.