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
in 19" rounds Use
this guide below
to select your color.
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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
reflected color is the color that will appear
when a light source is located on the same side
of the sheet as the viewer.
What is transmitted color?
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?
colors have several different colors
within, so the transmitted angle would
Don't forget our every
day low prices on Dichroic Rods and Tubes. Quality
dichroic, found only here at ABR Imagery.
Whatis Dichroic Glass?
"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. "