Etching glass: Beautiful motifs and structures
Patterns and matting in glass are usually achieved by sandblasting or the etching method. So-called etching acids, also hydrochloric acid or etching crème are used.
These methods are also available for domestic use but are not without danger.
Just think about coming into contact with hydrochloric acid. In large-format processes, the areas of the glass not to be treated are sealed first. The glass is then exposed to the etching acid.
Etching glass with laser technology represents a much more effective and exact method while protecting the environment and material. No dangerous chemicals are used here and no pressure is applied to the glass; this means: Even very thin glass, including full bottles, can be furnished with detailed filigree motifs. "Etching" glass per laser becomes increasingly accepted.