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Everything You Need To Know About Custom Etched Glass

Glass engraving is a standard process that uses either a diamond-tipped tool or a rotating wheel to engrave a glass shallowly. This process is a sub-genre of the broader glass art that also features moulding and blowing of melted glass and glass etching. While blowing and moulding melted glass are considered hot techniques, etching is regarded as a cold technique. 

Glass etching, a standard glass art technique, is also referred to as French Embossing. Glass etching uses either acids or abrasive materials for achieving artistic effects. Hexafluorosilicic acid is used for etching, making the area of glass where the acid is applied translucent. This acid is usually made by glass fabricators mixing quartz powder, calcium fluoride, and concentrated H2SO4. Custom etched glass in diverse designs can be delivered with precision by experienced glass etchers.


Custom etched glass is in great demand across industries like hospitality and construction.



Etched glass is decorative and aesthetically pleasing. It is commonly found in hotels and restaurants. Decorative architectural glass with designs and imprints found in residential and commercial complexes are also classic examples of custom etched glass. 

Using different methods, glass etchers offer effective custom etching according to the clients' design requests. For example, sandblasting or abrasive blasting is a common technique used worldwide for glass etching.

Abrasive blasting is one of the most common etching methods in today's time due to its safety and ease of application. In this method, the fabricators can determine the force by which abrasive material is blasted along with high-pressure air. The frosted look that sandblasting offers is appealing.

Although glass etching has been carried out for centuries, the entire process has become much more developed, standard, and safer with the latest development in technology and safety equipment. 

Look no further than All Team Glass & Mirror for all your custom glass etching needs. Apart from glass etching, we are also a dependable name when it comes to glass fabrication. Contact us today to learn about all our products and services.

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