GLASS FAQS & SPECIFICATIONS

At Heavy Effects Glass, we offer a wide selection of decorative glass options.  Below you will find all of the information to answer most of your questions from techniques and treatment choices to submitting custom artwork for a project. If you don't see quite what you are looking for, or if you would like to request a sample or quote, please contact us directly. We would be more than happy to help you!

GLASS SPECIFICATIONS

  • GLASS OPTIONS

    Glass Types

    Clear Glass

    Low Iron Glass

    Mirrored Glass

    Laminated Safety Glass

    Tempered Safety Glass

    Back-painted Glass

    Pattern & Textured Glass

    Sizing & Thickness

    Thickness: 1/4" to 3/4" (3mm - 19mm)

    Glass Size:

    60"x144" for 1/4 glass

    60"x120" for 3/8 glass

    60"x100" for 1/2 glass

    60"x144" for 1/2 glass - laminated 1/4" on 1/4"

    60"x120" for 3/4 glass - laminated 3/8" on 3/8"

     

     

     

    Edge Treatments

    Flat Polish Treatment

    Seamed Edge Treatment

     

    Coating Options

    Diamond Seal

    White Coating

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • GLASS TECHNIQUES

    Precision Etch

    Proprietary etching process that streamlines the etching process and allows for more flexibility than the current, industry standard etching process. Our proprietary Precision Etch  technology is capable of shortening the amount of time to etch, while also allowing us to make instant adjustments and changes to any etched design. This process also gives us a the capability for seamless book matching from glass panel to glass panel, so your designs wont be restricted by multiple glass sizes in an installation process.  By streamlining our Precision Etch technique, we are able to explore many different design avenues, which means more flexibility and creativity for you!

    Digital Printing

    Print high-resolution, full color images directly to most any glass or mirrored surface.

    Lamination

    Our lamination services include Polyurethane Lamination and coming soon, EVA Lamination.  Our Polyurethane Lamination process is a great solution for architectural projects that require more durability, as well as projects that are looking to preserve digitally printed images and etchings. Our laminated glass is approved safety glass per ANSI Standard 97.1 and ASTM Standard.

     

     

  • GENERAL FAQ

    Do you have a standard sheet size?

    We do not have a standard sheet size, as we work on a project-to-project basis.

    What is your lead time?

    Our lead time varies depending on the project; however, in most cases is it between 3-6 weeks.

    Do you do glass installation?

    We are a decorative glass fabricator and only work with artistic and designer treatments on glass. We require the client to provide their own installation service if the project requires installation. Please note that prices and quotes are based solely on our decorative glass product.  Installation fees and other related costs are in no way affiliated with our services.

    Do you offer safety glass?

    We offer both tempered safety glass as well as laminated safety glass.

DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS

  • CUSTOM ARTWORK FILE REQUIREMENTS

    At Heavy Effects Glass, we are capable of creating custom designs based on your provided artwork. In order to ensure a top quality glass product, we require certain specifications for artwork that has been provided to us.

     

    Vector Art

    File Specifications:

    Please provided either an .AI file or PDF file that has been properly cleaned and print ready.

    Ensure that all text has been expanded and that the artwork is scaled to the correct printing size

    Please make sure that the file is in CMYK color mode.

    If you are providing your own pattern, please ensure that it repeats properly & scaled to desired size

     

    Raster Art

    Sizing:

    Please ensure that your artwork is designed with the finished size in mind. For any printed raster artwork, we require that the art be 300ppi minimum in order to maintain quality. The higher the quality, the better the design will be - so think BIG!

     

    Purchased Stock Photos & Artwork

    Copyright Requirements:

    Please ensure that the stock photo you are providing is eligible for use and has the proper purchased licenses.  Photographs provided to us should be a minimum 300ppi in order to maintain quality

    Always double check that you are purchasing an image that is the proper size for the glass you want. If you have questions regarding what size is best, please contact us for the most accurate information.

  • COLOR MATCHING INFORMATION

    Accurate Color Matching:

    To ensure the most accurate color matching, we encourage you to submit a physical color sample - whether that be a color swatch, fabric swatch, or physical photo with the color in it.

    As a disclaimer, we will match any color provided to us as best as we can.  Please keep in mind that there will be color variation depending on the lighting, glass type, and whether it is a translucent or opaque surface.

     

    Please note that colors viewed on a monitor are not accurate representations of the actual color. Please do not use a monitor as a reference for color matching, as it changes from screen to screen.

     

     

     

     

     

  • PRINT AND PATTERNS INFORMATION

    Patterns Size and Scale:

    Please note that all patterns and photographs depicted on our website are just examples of the prints applied in different environments. Most of our patterns can be scaled up or down depending on the level of detail, but always contact us with questions regarding scale.

     

    Pattern Color:

    We can adjust the color in many of our prints to better fit your project needs.

    Please keep in mind the color variations and changes when determining color choices.

CONTACT US

Elite Glass and Stone (Heavy Effects Product Line) is located in sunny Scottsdale, AZ.

Our showroom is also located in Scottsdale and is available to view through an appointment.

Office hours Mon.-Fri. 8am -4pm (Arizona Time)

 

Showroom Appointment Hours:

Mon.-Fri. 9am - 3pm (Arizona Time)

Office Location:

7655 E Gelding Dr Suite A1, Scottsdale, Arizona

 

Office Phone:

480.491.5380

 

Email Inquiry:

[email protected]

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ABOUT HEAVY EFFECTS GLASS

Heavy Effects Product Line is a decorative glass and mirror line for interior spaces. We specialize in designing and applying intricate artistic treatments to glass to create high-end designer looks. We are passionate about developing new solutions and techniques that push the boundaries for decorative glass. Our areas of expertise include custom glass etching, digital printing, laminating, custom cast textures, and custom design development. All of our work is produced in-house on fabricated glass products to meet your needs. We offer a variety of glass options including clear, low iron, mirror and casted. We welcome complex ideas and we are passionate about designing high-quality decorative glass products.