Using glass to expand your space

- When designing a space, it’s important to keep in mind that exterior glass will transmit UV-light. It’s important to maintain a balance between the amount of interior and exterior glass. Because glass has poor insulating qualities, buildings that use a large amount of glass will also require additional energy to keep the space comfortable in the winter. UV-light can get “trapped” by glass and can really heat up a space quickly. . This trapped heat will exert additional pressure on the building’s cooling system and can potentially increase the amount of energy needed to keep a space comfortable. Additionally, a large amount of exterior glass can cause heat to escape the building during the winter ..More

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Glass trends: what’s new in glass?

- In layman’s terms, the glass can change color! The decorating potential of color-alterable glass is obvious, but “smart glass” is more than just a pretty face. Smart glass (or the glazing on “smart” glass) takes on different light transmission properties when heat, light or voltage is applied to the glass. . At a basic level, chromatic glass is just colored glass. But chromatic glass can be so much more! Smart glass takes color to a whole new level ..More

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Interior glass trends for 2016

- Special primers like Glassprimer™ glass surface molecular activator help to ensure that printed inks will enjoy a long lifespan, even in the most demanding commercial environments. UV-curable inks eliminate the need for heat curing, reduce production time and costs, and provide exceptional color depth. . Printed glass. New printing techniques and materials have created new options for decorating glass ..More

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The trick to transporting glass

- Most passenger vehicles won’t accommodate an upright sheet of glass that’s more than about 2 feet high and a few feet in length. You will only be able to use a standard vehicle to transport small panes of glass. . It seems counterintuitive, but the safest way to move glass is by putting it in an upright position. You’ll need to brace the glass to keep it rigid and upright while it’s being moved ..More

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Glass printing options

- A related technique is screen transfer printing, where the image is transferred from paper to the glass. As with silk screening, screen printed transfers must be fired once they’ve been applied to the glass in order to permanently bond the image to the glass, and multiple screens may be required to form a single image. ..More

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