Black dots provide the best see-through experience from inside buildings

Traditional methods of manufacturing decorative and colored architectural glass result in a product which distorts the see-through experience for people inside buildings. The view is either blurred, milky or has a unnatural colored tint, which can adversely impact on people’s wellbeing.

The secret of Contra Vision is being able to print a two layers of dots in ‘exact registration’, without any discernible overlap. This means the “outside facing” white or colored dots are completely hidden from the inside by a second layer of black. The black dots absorb rather than reflect light, providing a more natural black tint which is much less noticeable to the eye.

Both of the images below relate to a 60% opaque (40% transparent print pattern) but the see-through provided by the black is superior.

Black Print Pattern See Through (2)

A black print pattern such as dots is opaque and does not reflect light, creating minimal disruptions to the see-through from inside Contra Vision architectural glass

White Print Pattern See Through (2)

A white print pattern can both reflect light from inside the glass and be illuminated from the other side. This makes the see-through appear milky and unnatural.

Black dots provide the best see-through experience from inside buildings

Traditional methods of manufacturing decorative and colored architectural glass result in a product which distorts the see-through experience for people inside buildings. The view is either blurred, milky or has a unnatural colored tint, which can adversely impact on people’s wellbeing.

The secret of Contra Vision is being able to print a two layers of dots in ‘exact registration’, without any discernible overlap. This means the “outside facing” white or colored dots are completely hidden from the inside by a second layer of black. The black dots absorb rather than reflect light, providing a more natural black tint which is much less noticeable to the eye.

Both of the images below relate to a 60% opaque (40% transparent print pattern) but the see-through provided by the black is superior.

Black Print Pattern See Through (2)

A black print pattern such as dots is opaque and does not reflect light, creating minimal disruptions to the see-through from inside Contra Vision architectural glass

White Print Pattern See Through (2)

A white print pattern can both reflect light from inside the glass and be illuminated from the other side. This makes the see-through appear milky and unnatural.