Awards & Engraving

December '16

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POPULARITY OF GLASS Glass items possess a timeless quality and high-perceived value. The same glass items popular 10 to 20 years ago remain popular today. Here's a list of best sellers: • Glass tiles are used for murals, back splashes, interior walls and floors, and as custom gifts with a wide array of acces- sories. These include tile frames, cast iron trivets and wall décor, wood gifts with tile inserts, plaques, cutting boards, wooden boxes, coasters, and freestanding art/photos with easel display. • Textured cutting boards in a variety of shapes and sizes used for realty/house warming and holidays. They are heat resistant and dishwasher safe. • Glass or naments are per fect for the holidays—not just Christmas, but all year long for Easter, Valentine's Day, Moth- er's Day, birthdays, weddings and anniversaries. New hybrid coated ornaments can be viewed from both sides. • Glass plaques serve as high-end corporate gifts and golf/ sports awards. • Photo/award glass is ver y popular and is available in a variety of sizes for both tabletop and wall display. The best examples allow images to be displayed from both sides of the glass. Curved glass is available for vacuum heat press processing. • Modular glass panels can be interconnected with spacers to form room dividers and screens. They can be mounted ✦ 36 ✦ Glass & Crystal Report • A&E DECEMBER 2016 IMAGE COURTESY BILL LEEK Laser Reproductions Inc.'s Curved Award Glass is unique, and the image is viewable from both sides. IMAGE COURTESY LASER REPRODUCTIONS INC. Colorful LRi glass bowls produced on their reliable 3D vacuum press.

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