Ornaments in ornamental glass are applied to or closed on the glass using various printing techniques and production processes. This includes screen printing on ceramics, but also translucent screen printing, digital printing on ceramics or printing with a simple motif.
Of course, the tried and tested manufacturing method with forming rollers is still used today. That is why ornamental glass is still called rolled glass. Different rollers can create different surfaces and structures. Each type of printing gives the glass a different look and has different properties. Some types of glass are only intended for indoor use, others are also suitable for outdoor areas or special requirements such as damp rooms.
Differences between different types of glass
While inclusions and opaque parts are annoying with smooth glass, it is air inclusions and opaque parts that make structured glass decorative. Ornamental glass is often combined with natural-looking effects. This includes glass that is equipped with bubbles and circles. Thanks to them, for example, the appearance of water is permanently recreated.
The ornamental glass which appears frosted has the appearance of a fog. The appearance of translucent stones can also occur with structural glass. On the other hand, there is glass with completely elaborate decorations. They show some arabesque decorations, depending on the type, ornamental glass is decorated with ornaments or special graphic elements. The inclusions and embellishments make the glass opaque to the eye, but still let in enough light to sufficiently illuminate dark corners.
Patterned glass, like plain glass, can be flat and curved, depending on its subsequent use. Different colors are also possible. The palette ranges from clear to gray and black glass. Blue, red, green and yellow are also available in many shades. Such glass is essential for certain lighting moods.
Patterned glass is particularly suitable for areas in the home where light is required but a direct view is not desired. This applies, for example, to the bathroom. In the bathroom, both windows and intermediate doors can be equipped with this type of glass. News Shower enclosures are also predestined for the installation of structural glass windows. Because the transparency of the glass makes them optically larger, not allowing any details to be seen.
In door recesses, both in the front door and in the home, ornamental glass is a visually high-quality alternative. They relax the look and optically enlarge the room, just like in the bathroom. Another field of application is use as a lampshade or cover. For this purpose, smaller decorative glasses are used, which are combined into a lampshade. Curved structural glass is suitable for outdoor lamps and other similar objects.
Another option for mounting ornamental glass is to use it as a glass partition. Between the living and dining area or in the office, glass partitions are a great way to separate the space without losing light. Thanks to non-slip structures, even stairs can be made of ornamental glass. Airy stairs made of glass are a visual attraction, especially in small staircases.