Acid etched glass, also known as French Embossing.

This decorative processing offers greater versatility than sandblasting because it creates a wider variety of specialized finishes and increased degrees of transparency. It also produces a more refined frosted/obscured pattern in the glass with a distinctive satin-like appearance.

Acid etching is often used to recreate traditional pub windows and can be used on listed buildings, banks, building societies and leading high street retailers who choose to enhance their corporate identity with etched glass.

The technique is no longer widely practiced, due to the time it takes and the added expense, but we still produce high quality acid etched glass at Yorkshire Decorative Glass. The results are permanent and will not be damaged by cleaning.


Example of etched glass patterns:




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