Etched Glass Cut To Size vs Bespoke Made
When considering etched glass as an option for your windows and doors, you may be wondering how you get etched glass to fit your unique glass sizes? Well the answer is you have two options. You can have etched glass cut to size from a larger mass produced stock sheet, or you can have a bespoke panel created to suit your glass sizes. Both options come with a variety of advantages and disadvantages which we will go over in this article.
Etched Glass Cut to size
The biggest advantage of ordering etched glass cut to size from a stock sheet is it is low cost thanks to it being a mass produced product. The other big advantage is it can be a quick process from ordering to receiving the etched glass. This is because the etched glass has already been manufactured so it just needs to be cut to size which is the quick part.
A big disadvantage is customers have a limited range of designs to choose from, most of which are repeat background patterns. This is because there needs to be stock kept at all times of all of the designs on offer. Another disadvantage is you can’t customize the design you choose in any way, you have to have it as is. You also cannot guarantee exactly which section will be cut from the stock sheet.
Bespoke etched glass
We supply bespoke made etched glass because it has a number of advantages for the customer. Firstly it gives customers a huge range of designs choose from, all of which can be customized if required to ensure you receive the perfect etched glass. This could be pairing your favorite decorative border with your unique house name. You could also have a design reverse etched or etched onto stippolyte glass for an alternate finish. We can even create completely new designs from your custom artwork if you supply it in the right format. Another advantage is the design you choose will be re-imagined to create a tailor-made panel for your door or window. On all orders, we produce a proof to show you how the finished panel will look before production begins. At this point you can make any amendments required to ensure the glass you receive will be perfect.
A disadvantage with creating etched glass bespoke to order is there is more work involved in the production process, a lot of which has to be done by hand. This means it usually takes 3-4 weeks on average to receive glass after ordering. It also means that bespoke etched glass as you can imagine costs more than mass produced etched glass.