Decorative Glass

Silk Screened Glass

Decorative Silk-Screened glass for vision Areas silk-screening ceramic frit onto glass lets a designer create a subtle or bold look for a building-using patterns and color. Silk-screened glass also improves solar control performance. Using the same technology as spandrel glass, you can incorporate standard or custom colors into a specific design effects. In the past, white ceramic frit has been the predominant color used in decorative applications.

However, there has been an increase in the use of dark ceramic frits, such as neutral gray and black for a slighter, less noticeable look. These colors also help reduce reflection and offer alternative design options without adversely affecting performance. The first step in silkscreening involves washing the annealed glass. Then, the ceramic frit paint is applied to one side of the glass. Next, It is fired within a tempering furnace to create a permanent coating. The glass is always either heat stresses under sunlit applications. Rifai’s silk-screened decorative patterns can be combined with clear or tinted glass, as well as with high-performance coatings to reduce glare and decrease solar transmission.

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Sand Blasting

Sandblasting or abrasive blasting removes the top layer of the glass surface by using compressed air at high speeds. The abrasive materials that Rifai Glass uses is aluminium oxide.

Prior to this operation, the design is entered to the computer with its required size by using special software, then it is printed by a plotter and the following step would be applying the design to the glass. Almost any design that the customer desire can be carried out by using the latest machines in that field.

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By exposing the glass to a very high compressed air, engraving is achieved and can be felt by touching the engraved part. This part can be filled by either liquor or special colors to add a beauty touch to the glass.