IMAGERY ON GLASS: PROCESS

IV Fab Lab offers imagery-on-glass for fine art panels, design elements, architectural components, and furniture design.

As recognized experts in this expanding field, we are continually refining and developing our techniques, and look forward to sharing our knowledge and experience. The majority of our work incorporates either screenprinting or lithography or a combination of the two; here is a quick overview of those processes.

photo: Pilchuck Glass School


LITHOGRAPHIC TRANSFERS

Developed by co-owner Carrie Iverson in 2005, this technique uses principles from lithography and results in prints composed of fine glass powder fired onto glass sheet. Unlike traditional iron oxide transfers which are strictly sepia, this process creates a range of soft colors, resulting in delicate and atmospheric images.

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SCREENPRINTING WITH GLASS POWDER OR ENAMEL

In this twist on the traditional screenprint process either glass powder or glass enamel is pushed through a mesh screen instead of ink. Great for text and graphic images, this process results in crisp imagery with intense color saturation.

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