ABR Dichroic Glass Etching Services

and Whole Sheet Sales
Aside from ABR's excellent service, and premium glass blowing supplies, we are proud to offer our unique and robust catalog of laser etched dichroic glass images. We carry a large selection of pre-designed square and bracelet images for you to choose from, or you can choose to send us your own unique design (rossglass@cs.com).
Click below for Pre-Designed Images
Bracelet Images
Square Images

Dichroic Sheets! Available in 19" rounds
Use this guide below to select your color. (Flash Player 6 Plugin) Then click the models above for laser etched images, or below for whole sheet sales. To reference this guide while browsing etched images click on the browser utility to your right.

Q: What is the reflected color?

A: The reflected color is the color that will appear when a light source is located on the same side of the sheet as the viewer.

Q: What is transmitted color?

A: The transmitted color is the color that will appear when a light source is located on the opposite side of the sheet as the viewer.

Q: Why aren't you showing me both sides of the Rainbow colors?

A: Rainbow colors have several different colors within, so the transmitted angle would appear almost identical.

Dichroic Tubes and Rods

Don't forget our every day low prices on Dichroic Rods and Tubes. Quality dichroic, found only here at ABR Imagery.

Whatis Dichroic Glass?
(Supplied by CBS-Dichroic.com)

"Dichroic Glass is a multi layer coating placed on glass by using a highly technical vacuum deposition process. Quartz Crystal and Metal Oxides are Vaporized with an electron beam gun in an airless vacuum chamber and the vapor then floats upward and attaches then condenses on the surface of the glass in the form of a crystal structure. Our colors have as many as 30 layers of these materials yet the thickness of the total coating is approximately 35 millionths of an inch. The coating that is created is very similar to a gemstone and by careful control in thickness, different colors are obtained. Thus, all our coatings are created using the same exact materials. Originally created for the Aerospace industry, Dichroic Glass is now made available to the artist community through Coatings By Sandberg, Inc. CBS Dichroic Glass is specifically designed to be hotworked in any way but can also be used in its raw form. The main characteristic of Dichroic Glass is that it has a transmitted color and a completely different reflective color. Furthermore, these two colors shift depending on angle of view. With the play of light together with its vibrant color, Dichroic Glass is a prime tool used to add interest to any piece of work or project. With over 45 Colors of Dichroic Coatings available to be placed on “any” substrate (ie glass), artists have unlimited freedom of expression. "

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