Etched Glass – Decorative Windows and Doors

Engraving of glass has been around for centuries. It is a technique for creating designs or art on glass surfaces using acid, corrosive, and abrasive materials.

In the 1650s, diamond engraving was used on mirrors to achieve engraved designs. Later on, copper engraving became popular (a technique established in the Netherlands and Germany) in which glass is cut with a wheel or copper disk, which is spun onto a lathe (or forming machine), the edge of which is charged with an abrasive powder suspended in oil. You can learn more about the best COE96 Etched Dichroic Glass at Art Glass Supplies.

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In the 1920s, an intra-mold etching procedure was devised in which patterns are stacked into the mold so that the artwork is instantly transferred to the surface of the glass.

Today, companies like Deco Window Pictures have found a much simpler and faster approach to designing glass with all traditional designs engraved by simulating artwork into a plastic image that can be easily affixed, removed, and reused.


The windows are fussy and don't give them much longer than at first sight. They exist for a practical purpose, such as allowing light to enter during the day, and they also function as a way to observe the outside world.

Windows do everything and more, but that doesn't mean it can't be used to make an easy part of your home look stylish.


There are instances when even doors operate with more than simple thresholds to get in and out of the home. Many homes have glass doors to create more spacious rooms or to let in light. You can achieve either of them without sacrificing design.