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WHAT IS THE HISTORY OF DICHROIC GLASS

When you look at the history of an artist using Dichroic coated glass, it appears that the artist has been under the major handicap of not having any information on what he or she was working with. These artists were exposed to a piece of glass that had interesting color effects, but came from a very complex and scientific industry not easily understood. These […]

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HOW DO I ORDER CBS DICHROIC GLASS?

CBS provides Dichroic glass in 19” inch diameter rounds. In special cases we can coat glass up to 24” inches in diameter. Prices vary with estimated annual volumes and can be considerably lower based on your purchase activity, so please call us for exact terms. We have many options for you to place an order: Order Online; Call us directly at: (714) 538-0888; Fax […]

2020-01-03T21:44:55-08:00

WHAT ARE THE SHEET DIMENSIONS?

Dichroic Coated Glass sheets are offered in 19″ inch diameter rounds. Depending on the glass manufacturer, the round sheets in most cases, have two flat sides approximately 16″ to 17″ inches apart. Approximate square inches of a “Full” 19″inch diameter sheet is: 283 square inches. Approximate square inches of a 19″ inch diameter sheet with flat sides is: 262 square inches. We also have […]

2020-01-03T21:45:34-08:00

WE HAVE DICHROIC GLASS PATTERNS!

Dichroic patterns have become increasingly popular. We currently offer over 18 types of patterns including: Squares, Dots, Marquis, Brick, Honeycomb, Balloons, Boxes, and a variety of Rainbows and other configurations of colors. Unlike an etched or photo resist pattern, ours are completed during the coating process. Therefore each of our patterns have colorful rainbows around each small shape. We are taking an aggressive stand […]

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MATERIALS USED FOR DICHROIC COATING

We melt Quartz Crystal and Metal Oxides to produce our quality coatings. Only the highest and purest quality materials are used for our processes. These materials are vaporized with an electron beam gun, and the vapor then attaches and condenses onto the surface of the glass, forming a crystal structure comprised of as many as 30 layers

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TRANSMISSION VERSUS REFLECTION

The “Transmitted Color” is the color you see in a clear piece of glass when you can actually see through the glass. The “Reflected Color” is the color you see in a clear or opaque piece of glass when the light bounces off of the surface of the glass. Most of our colors are listed with its Transmission Colors then its Reflections Color. For […]

2020-01-03T21:37:13-08:00

CAN WE COAT SQUARES?

We have the ability to coat many different shapes and sizes of glass, including 3 dimensional pieces such as sculptures, bowls, tubing, rods, glass block, crystals, buttons, beads, and more. We can coat square sheets that fit within the same area as our 19″ or 24″ diameter glass. Thus, the largest square we can presently coat is a 17″ inch square.

2020-01-03T21:36:46-08:00

WHY ARE THE SHEETS ROUND

Our sheets are round because of the process. The sheets must rotate during the coating process to achieve a constant uniform color across the surface of the sheet. This is a way to maximize the surface area that is being coated in our chamber at any one given time. We can coat square sheets, but they would be smaller and require different tooling, thus […]

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CUSTOM DICHROIC COATINGS

WE WILL COAT YOUR FINAL PIECE OF WORK. CBS has custom coated many pieces of art that have resulted in a one of a kind look. We have custom coated: Rondell Bowls, Sculptures, Beads, Pyrex Tubing/Rods, Stringers, Glass Block, Bevels, Prisms, Buttons, Jewels, Crystals, and more. Please feel free to call us directly to discuss your personal options.

2020-01-03T21:45:22-08:00

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