First surface mirrors, also known as front surface mirrors, are made for applications requiring a strict reflection without a ghosting effect as seen with a second surface mirror – where a faint secondary reflection could be observed, coming from the front surface of the glass. Unlike a standard mirror, a high quality aluminum mirror coating is applied to the face of the mirror, maximizing the amount of light reflected, the accuracy of the reflection, and minimizing distortion.
We have been in business for over 10 years, and have the expertise to cut, package, and ship your mirrors quickly and accurately. Our factory is located in Toledo, Ohio, and supplies a large percentage of first surface mirrors within the USA and worldwide for many important products, projects, and experiments. Small mirrors up to 24″x36″ in size can be shipped in a standard box via FedEx and larger mirrors are carefully crated and shipped in a wood crate via a freight carrier to ensure they arrive to you unbroken. All of our shipments are fully insured to protect you from the chance glass may arrive broken.
We can cut and ship any size glass first surface mirror up to 50″ x 32″. Our 1μ optical grade glass mirrors are ideal for high precision applications such as lasers, optical imaging/scanning, projection, high speed photography, binocular mounts, telescopes, periscopes, kaleidoscopes, 3D printers, film transfer devices, and military flight simulators. Acrylic first surface mirrors come in sizes up to 97″x49″ and are well-suited for hobby projects, signage, toys, optical illusions, and stage lighting effects.