Applications requiring a true reflection with no ghosting effect use first surface mirrors, also known as front surface mirrors. Regular mirrors have an aluminum mirror coating on the backside of the glass that creates a faint secondary reflection. First surface mirrors have an aluminum mirror coating on the face of the glass that maximizes the amount of light reflected and minimizes distortion.
Our 1λ optical grade glass mirrors are ideal for high precision applications such as lasers, optical imaging/scanning, projections, high-speed photography, binocular mounts, telescopes, periscopes, kaleidoscopes, 3D printers, film transfer devices, and military flight simulators. We also offer λ/4 glass mirrors for enhanced surface accuracy. Acrylic first surface mirrors are more suitable for hobby projects, signage, toys, optical illusions, and stage lighting effects. Acrylic first surface mirrors custom sizes range up to 97″ x 49″. Glass first surface mirrors custom sizes range up to 50″ x 32″.
First Surface Mirror is located in Toledo, Ohio and has been selling first surface mirror products for over seventeen years. We offer superior optical grade quality, expert packaging, fast customer support, and ship your order efficiently and quickly, usually within a couple hours of your order. We also offer a variety of other optical mirrors such as beamsplitters and teleprompter mirrors.