Our Display Cases

Our display cases are designed to help you display and protect your cherished collectables. This means protecting them from the damage that handling, shelf wear, knocks or light (UV) can cause. From time to time customers ask us about the design and damage prevention. We thought it would be helpful to share a short article on the subject.

The vast majority of damage that occurs to collectables is due to relative humidity and heat. High humidity causes mould, delamination and warpage. Low humidity causes embrittlement and shrinkage. Paper/cardboard and plastics shrink/expand at different rates causing bubbles to loosen on carded figures. Significant fluctuations in temperature also degrades plastic, a chemical change causing yellowing that is common in figure bubbles. 

Collectables on display should always be kept indoors, out of sunlight, at room temperature with stable relative humidity and low power lighting. 

The display case material (PET/Acrylic) is chosen for its composition, strength and visible light transmission (VLT). The material will block UV wavelengths under 320 nm (UVC/UVB) and has up to 99.7% Ultraviolet Resistance (UVR). Our display cases are designed for indoor use and normal indoor lighting. They are not 100% effective in blocking all UV rays.

Many sellers of Display Cases state they are "acid free" which is incorrect. The term “acid free” is not used in relation to plastics. The terms “inert” and “stable” are used to describe plastics that can be safely used in preservation.

Archival Quality PET is an inert material, has a high tensile strength, is crystal clear, offers variable UV Resistance with the use of UV Stabilisers, will not break down over time, is resistant to high temperatures and has a protective film, proving it to be the perfect choice for long-term protection. 

Product descriptions will only include a UVR Percentage when it's ≥ 99. 

Our Folding Display Cases are designed with superior Archival Quality PET. Practically invisible when on the collectable and an extremely close fit to hold the shape of the collectable. The fold lines are lightly scored on the inside so there is no edge thickness or visible distortion and our locking tabs keep it secure. The material thickness of 400µm/500µm used is dependant on the construction material (paper, cardboard, plastic), size and shape of the collectable.

Our Blister Display Cases are designed with superior Archival Quality PET. Two piece assembly with 800µm material, modern dome hang tab, virtually upright standing, wide angle viewing and optimal figure positioning. The locking system is tight, secure and prevents card corner damage or compression. The material is crystal clear (no blue tint), has rigid strength and has a wide front viewing area and minimal edging.

Clear View Acrylic is a superior quality material, offers ≥ 99% UVR with the use of UV Stabilisers, has a minimum thickness of 3mm, is extremely strong and crystal clear.

Our Acrylic Display Cases are designed with superior quality Clear View Acrylic. Compact to the size of the displayed collectable with a unique one piece frame to gently hold carded figures in place for protection and visibilityflame-polished rounded edges to allow clear viewing from all sides and a sliding panel for easy access. 

We now hope you'll be confident to make educated display case purchases.