Backpainting produces an non-translucent result that performs best when applied to a flat surface. It can be made magnetic by laminating a thin piece of steel to the the rear of the lite, or applied after a ceramic frit print has been silkscreened, creating a background to a logo or other design. In some circumstances clients have requested two pieces of backpainted glass be laminated together with steel, providing a double sided, magnetic partition.
Goldray's Backpainted Glass is produced with LCBA (low cure baked acrylic); an opaque, colorful and durable coating applied to the unexposed surface of glass. LCBA is available in a wide range of standard and custom colors, including both solid and metallic.
In a building with more than one floor, the term spandrel is used to indicate the space between the top of the window in one story and the sill of the window in the story above. The term is typically employed when there is a sculpted panel or other decorative element in this space, or when the space between the windows is filled with opaque or translucent glass. In a curtain wall application, the spandrel glass is opaque, so as to conceal the structural bracing and utilities housed between floors.
Glass cladding is an impact and abrasion resistant product, which is easy to keep clean and very low maintenance. Available thicknesses of Goldray's solid colored glass range from 3mm (1/8") up to 19mm (3/4"). Our standard edgework for LCBA Glass is a seamed edge, however we offer polishing and grinding as well. Specialized fabrication is also done in-house, whether for installation or hardware Goldray's water-jet cutting creates precise cutouts and edge details.