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A first surface mirror provides superior optical quality for engineering and scientific projects. Also known as front surface mirrors, they are ideal for applications requiring a true reflection with no double image. Regular mirrors have an aluminum mirror coating on the backside of the glass that creates a faint secondary reflection, known as “ghosting.” First surface mirrors have an enhanced aluminum mirror coating on the face of the glass that maximizes the amount of light reflected and minimizes distortion. The price calculator can be used to order rectangular first surface mirrors, and in addition we offer price calculators for ordering circles and trapezoids.

About First Surface Mirrors

Order Your Custom Size

Order Your Custom Size

First surface mirrors are cut to the size you specify. You can calculate pricing using our online calculator, or please contact us for pricing. We ship fast–usually immediately.

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How It Works

How it Works

First surface mirrors have an enhanced aluminum mirror coating on the face of the glass that maximizes the amount of light reflected and minimizes distortion.

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Optical Grade Quality

Optical Grade Quality

The First Surface Mirrors we produce have an Enhanced Aluminum Coating with a Silicone Oxide protective coating over it to prevent scratching and oxidation.

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Product Information

A first surface mirror provides superior optical quality for engineering and scientific projects. Also known as front surface mirrors, they are ideal for applications requiring a true reflection with no double image. Regular mirrors have an aluminum mirror coating on the backside of the glass that creates a faint secondary reflection, known as “ghosting.” First surface mirrors have an enhanced aluminum mirror coating on the face of the glass that maximizes the amount of light reflected and minimizes distortion. The price calculator can be used to order rectangular first surface mirrors, and in addition we offer price calculators for ordering circles and trapezoids.

About First Surface Mirrors

Order Your Custom Size

Order Your Custom Size

First surface mirrors are cut to the size you specify. You can calculate pricing using our online calculator, or please contact us for pricing. We ship fast–usually immediately.

Read More...
How It Works

How it Works

First surface mirrors have an enhanced aluminum mirror coating on the face of the glass that maximizes the amount of light reflected and minimizes distortion.

Read More...
Optical Grade Quality

Optical Grade Quality

The First Surface Mirrors we produce have an Enhanced Aluminum Coating with a Silicone Oxide protective coating over it to prevent scratching and oxidation.

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Custom Shapes & Sizes

For custom shapes and sizes, please feel free to request a quote from us.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you sell samples?

Yes, for your convenience we sell mirror samples (limit 1 per customer).

What's the largest size you can make?

The largest sizes we can make are: 72″x96″ for 1/4″ thickness glass and 49″x97″ for 1/8″ and 1/4″ acrylic

How likely is it that my glass will break in shipping?

We carefully package and fully insure all of our shipments. If it should arrive broken, please send us pictures of the box and broken glass and we will ship you a replacement.

What's the difference in quality between your products?

The glass is optical grade, so we recommend that over the acrylic for most applications. The 1/4″ glass is our best value–the added thickness of the glass provides a much better flatness than thinner glass. Our standard 1/4″ thickness is extremely fine quality, but for applications requiring a magnification of over 15x, the quarter wave first surface mirror is noticeably better.

Do you ship outside of the United States?

We ship worldwide. Duties and taxes are billed separately on delivery.

Are the mirrors sharp?

We sand the edges so they’re not sharp.

How should I clean them?

To maximum the life of the mirror coating, we recommend isopropyl alcohol 50% solution (lens cleaner). The best wipes for cleaning are Kimwipes, which is a specialty item you may not find in local stores.

How accurate is your cutting?

We typically cut to +/- 1/16″ (1.5mm) unless added accuracy is requested.

About Us

Our factory is located in Toledo, Ohio and we have been manufacturing first surface mirror products for twenty years. We offer superior optical grade quality, expert packaging, fast customer support, and ship your order efficiently and quickly, usually within one day. In addition to first surface mirrors, we offer optical grade beamsplitter mirrors, two way mirrors, and anti-reflective glass.