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Crinklized System 96 Thin Clear - Puzzle Pattern on Rainbow 2 Dichroic

Crinklized System 96 Thin Clear - Puzzle Pattern on Rainbow 2 Dichroic
Item#: DI 96 STCKPZ               
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Fusible Glass Sheet

The manufacturer intends this sheet to be kilnformed. However, fusible glass may also be used for stained glass, mosaic and other cold working projects.

Note on Rainbow 2 Coatings from CBS:

In the highly-scientific world of Dichroic glass, the Rainbow 2 is the most difficult to produce. On occasion, slight peeling/flaking of the coating during the fusing, lampworking and/or glass blowing process can take place. This is usually isolated at the gold edge of the Rainbow 2 sheet only.

In the art community, this peeling/flaking of the Rainbow 2 is a generally known fact and many fusers test fire a strip from the gold reflected edge of the sheet to ensure the coatings are stable and to determine proper color shifts. Artists that use the Rainbow 2 may fully encase the Dichroic or fuse a clear cap over the Dichroic which solves any peeling/flaking problems.

CBS also manufactures a Rainbow 2 Plus coating with an extra layer that helps bond the durable coating even further thus reducing the chance of flaking even more. It is more expensive. Rainbow 2 Plus coatings are available as a special order. Just call. 

CBS Crinklized Texture

You're used to CBS Dichroic fusing to a smooth finish, but CBS Crinklized Dichroic is the exact opposite: It fuses rough with a brilliantly colored coarse texture. Whether fusing with the coating exposed or capped, the dichroic surface crinkles and crystallizes profusely-- sending thousands of miniature crystalline-like mirrors upward, positioned in different directions. Each minute dichroic surface attracts light and sends it out in every direction, while the dichroic crystals remain bonded to the surface of the glass.

This coating is made of extremely thick crystal layers that are the key to the effects you'll achieve from fusing the Crinklized Dichroic. 

Tips for Using CBS's Crinklized Dichroic™

  • Crinklized Dichroic™ is MADE to be left exposed.  The intrinsic nature of this new coating is much more exaggerated when the coating is allowed to push upwards and crinkle, crystallize and curl.
  • Many of the Crinklized sheets appear to have an unusual reflective color prior to hotworking, especially when the coating is viewed from the back side of a clear sheet.  This all fires away to reveal the same brilliant CBS Dichroic colors that everyone expects.
  • Expect similar predictable color shifts when hotworking the new Crinklized Dichroic™ as with CBS original coatings.
  • “Fire it hot”- For maximum effect, fuse the Crinklized Dichroic™ Coating to a peak temperature around 1475 degrees or higher.  (Not applicable to lampworkers and furnace workers) See firing recommendations below.
  • This crinkled and crystallized effect is maximized when we coat a smooth glass surface. Crinklized Dichroic™ coatings can be ordered on specialty glass or textured glass such as Ripple, Fibroid, Reed, and others, but the crinkled and crystallized effect is less dramatic.
  • Crinklized Dichroic™ works best with solid Dichroic colors.  Rainbow sheets produce more linear crinkling than solid color sheets. The Rainbow of crystals line up in the same direction, creating a “grain” to crinklized Dichroic surface.

 All colors are “Premium” in price and use the purest materials available. Coating times are much more lengthy as well.

FIRING RECOMMENDATIONS: Kiln-fire Crinkle a little hotter than normal, or full sheets will occasionally get a big bubble between the kiln shelf and glass. The recommended slowed program is as follows in degrees F:

FIRING FOR FULL 19" DIAMETER SHEETS
Black 90 COE
400 per hour off at 1200 hold for 5 minutes
100 per hour off at 1425 for -0- hold

Clear 90 COE
600 per hour off at 1200 hold for 5 minutes
100 per hour off at 1425 for -0- hold

Black 96 COE
400 per hour off at 1200 hold for 5 minutes
100 per hour off at 1375 for -0- hold

Clear 96 COE
600 per hour off at 1200 hold for 5 minutes
100 per hour off at 1375 for -0- hold

ANYTHING SMALLER THAN FULL SHEET
For smaller pieces you can "full ramp" if you like, but you must still heat to 1425 for 90 COE and 1375 for 96 COE. Include a 10 minute soak at that peak temperature to help "Crinklize".


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