Imaging Sciences

Custom Architectural Decorative Glass

If you have specific ideas about your decorative glass and don't find exactly the right look in our Collections, don't worry.  We specialize in working with architects and designers to achieve just the effect they are looking for.  The ability to control key design elements with Imagine GlassTM products gives you unparalleled versatility and limitless design possibilities.

Color/Ink - We utilize a library of special inks to achieve looks in decorative glass that simply can't be achieved with other glass decorating techniques.

  • We have a full color palette and can match virtually any Pantone (PMS), Benjamin Moore (BM), Sherwin Williams (SM), or Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) color.
  • Metallic inks combine the beauty of gold, chrome, pewter, stainless steel, copper, copper patina, corten rust, and other metals with the design possibilities, ease of care, and other benefits of Imagine GlassTM.
  • Chameleon (color-shifting or dichroic) glass changes color as the light and viewing angle change for a striking visual experience that conveys movement in glass.
  • Pearlescent inks in several colors provide a beautiful luster in glass.  Iridescent inks have a prismatic effect, displaying a spectrum of shimmering colors in glass.

Pattern/Coverage - Any of our inks can be printed in either full coverage solid coats or patterns.  We can also use your artwork or concept to create a unique pattern for your project.

  • Textured patterns are typically non-repeating and have randomness to the imagery.  There is a sense of depth and finish to the look.  Examples are rice paper, vine, brushstroke, and fabric patterns.
  • Geometric patterns are classic repeating patterns, usually a sequence of geometric figures such as dots, staggered dots, lines, and tiles.
  • In a fade pattern, the color transitions from full coverage at one edge of the glass to transparent or nearly transparent at the opposite edge.
  • Logos, text, line art graphics, and digital images can be put into glass to customize your application.

Privacy Control - In many of our projects, architects and clients are seeking to control the amount of light transmitted through the glass or visibility into the space.  The level of privacy can be fine-tuned through control of opacity, light transmission, and diffusion.

  • Transparency refers to light transmittance through glass so that objects on the opposite side are distinctly visible.  Imagine GlassTM is available from completely opaque to completely transparent in a full palette of colors.
  • Translucent glass diffuses the light transmitted through it so that the outlines of objects on the opposite side are not clearly visible.  Imagine GlassTM is available in a variety of frost densities to look like etched and sandblasted glass with various degrees of translucency.  Pearl and white densities can be solid coats, covering the full area of the glass, or any type of pattern.
  • A range of densities used specifically to diffuse light are available in solid coats for backlit applications.
  • Fades are an increasingly popular way to control visibility while allowing light transmission into a space.  Imagine GlassTM fades are available in virtually any color or special pigment in dots, full color, or sputter pattern.
  • One-Way Vision Glass displays a color or graphic from one side and just a tint from the other.  It provides a feeling of privacy where visibility into the space is necessary or desirable.

Scale - We can adjust the size of the pattern to any scale to meet the requirements of your glass application.

Color Richness - The intensity or richness of the color can be controlled for the lighting conditions of your setting.

Creative Approaches - Multiple interlayers or panes of glass, or mirrored, etched, or textured glass can be used to add a unique appearance or dimension to a project.
 

Decorative Glass for the Imagination

 

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