Stained glass resin and machinery

Stained glass resin and machinery

Resin stained glass simulates traditional stained glass at a fraction of the cost and vastly less labour intensive. The resins to create stained glass can also be placed onto wood, acrylic, perspex, aluminium, ceramic and stainless steel.


Applying the resins to glass can be by bottle or by semi automated machinery known as the Wizard. Once applied as per the instructions, the resins carry a 10 year exterior guarantee even in such climates as Russia, the Gulf region and high UV countries such as New Zealand. The resins do not have to go inside a double glazed unit - they have been fully weather tested to go to the exterior of the building.


Our acrylic resin outlines come in a range of colours - black, leaded light (pewter in colour), silver, gold, white and glassline. The outline is a 1:1 mix ratio of base and hardener. Once plotted onto glass, the resin outlines give a high build allowing for the colour infill to be placed accurately inside the outline design. The infill colours are very concentrated and are mixed with our colouring system to enable them to bond to the glass. The infill colours come in a range of 13 including 3 metallics. All of the pigments can be mixed together to create an endless palette of colour choices. The colours are naturally transparent however by adding white to the base mix you can create translucent or opaque finishes. Marbling and antique finishes can also be achieved - see our special effects page.



Bespoke resin outline colours are available by request.


Machines

Semi Automated Machinery

Stained glass resin dispensing machines allow perfect panels to be produced at the touch of a button. Using up to the minute software, specially written for Creative Resins, these resin machines have various features such as multi plots, variable bead plotting widths on the same design, solder joint facility, auto leaded light/georgian bar facility, design tools and many more exclusive features including a costings features. With our quick change pump, various colours of outline can be plotted continually. There are various sizes of machines available allowing any size company to produce resin stained glass.




Specifications of machines

  • Input power (volts): 110-240V 50-60Hz
  • Maximum current (amps): 7A single phase
  • Power: 1,6kw
  • CNC drive: X, Y and Z Axis stepper motors
  • Gantry height above table: 165mm
  • Maximum working height: 130mm
  • Positional accuracy: 0.20mm
  • Repeatability: 0.15mm
  • Dispensing speed: 35mm/sec
  • Software included: Creative Studio - compatible with DXF, HPGL and many others
    • All machines are CE marked


      Anything that can be drawn by hand can be recreated onto glass using the Wizard machine. All machines come with a design USB containing hundreds of pre drawn designs which can be changed as you wish creating a endless array of designs for your customers.

      • These machine really are simple to use
      • Choose your design
      • Export to the machine software
      • Select your glass size
      • Plot
      • Colour

      All machines are manufactured in the UK and shipped worldwide.

special effects

Glassline

Glassline is a transparent outline which resembles brilliant cut glass from a distance. Glassline can also be coloured to give any colour outline you require making it ideal for the sign industry. When plotting onto sandblasted glass, glassline will make the sandblasted area transparent - ideal for shower screens.


Crazy base

A compliment to our colouring system giving a stunning crazied effect to any panel. Once applied crazy base gives a 3d texture to the colour pigment. Crazy base is placed on the glass before adding the colouring system and infill colours.


Stipple

The latest addition to our range of resin effects is stipple. Stipple is added to the colour solution to give a texture to the infill colour - a texture similar to the appearance of patterned glass.


Metallure

Metallure is a unique process engineered by Creative Resins to give an antique effect to the resin outline. Metallure is applied after the resin outline has been plotted. It is available in brass or chrome. Once the process is complete, the resin outline is turned into a fabulous deep lustre - ideal for bespoke panels or for interior designers wanting to offer different effects.


Any shape or design no matter how intricate or large can be transformed into a polished metal finish in a matter of minutes using this unique system. Metallure is simple to use yet gives stunning results.

FAQ's

How long is the shelf life for the resins?

We recommend no longer than a year's shelf life to enable us to guarantee our products. They should be stored out of direct sunlight in a cool room.


How long will my decorated panel last?

We sell Worldwide to such places as the Gulf, Russia, Australia & New Zealand where temperatures are extreme and we are still able to offer a minimum 10 year external guarantee on our products when produced as per our instructions.


How long will 1 litre of resin outline last me?

Based on a 6mm bead width the resin outline will last for approximately 200-250 linear metres – obviously the thinner the bead width, the longer the outline will last.

What colour outline can I have?

Our regular resin outline colours are: black, leaded light (pewter in colour), white, grey, silver, copper and gold. We also sell our transparent outline: Glassline which can have any pigment added to it to create a endless palette of colours making it ideal for the sign industry.


Can I use your products with traditional lead?

Yes you can use our colouring system and infill colours with traditional lead.


Can I use with glass bevels

Yes you can plot around glass bevels using our resin outlines.


Do I need to heat the resin for it to cure?

No – all of our resin products are naturally curing so no expensive kilns are needed to heat them.


What colours can be achieved with the colouring system?

As all of our colours can be mixed together, there is an endless number of colours which can be achieved with them including opaque, transparent, translucent, glitter effects, antique and marbling effects.


Do I need someone artistic to produce resin stained glass?

No – if using our resin machinery, you simply need someone who knows how to perform basic tasks on a computer. The colouring can be carried out by any employee as there are no special skills needed.


MACHINERY


What is the warranty on the machines?

We offer a two year parts warranty on the machine as compliant with EU regulations and a lifetime warranty on the pumps.


What training do I receive on the machine?

2 days training is given free of charge on the machinery at our premises in Kent, England. We always offer you the cheapest scenario when training to help keeps your costs down. We can also train at your premises if permitted which can be quoted at the time of ordering.


What designs can I produce with the machine?

Anything that can be drawn by hand or on a computer graphics program can be imported into our software which rewrites it for the machine to plot.


How do I know what to charge my customer for a design?

The uniqueness with our machine software is it tells you how much resin you are using within a design therefore knowing what you pay per litre, you can calculate the cost of the panel.


I want to offer resin stained designs to my customer but I cannot use a graphics program?

Not a problem – each machine comes with a library of 700 plus ready to plot designs. these designs can be altered in our software to make different sizes and alter designs.


Does the machine do everything?

The machine lays down the outline design but infill colours are done by hand as this is simply the quickest and most accurate way of producing resin stained glass.


My customer wants a bespoke design?

Our software accepts any HPGL, AI, PLT or DXF file so if you already use autocad, corel draw, casmate to name a few then you can simply export the design the customer wants from this software into our own machine software. If you are not familiar with these software files, we do offer a design service.


I have lots of different designs to plot at once to save time?

Various designs and sizes of glass can be laid out over the machine bed to plot in one run as long as you have set in the computer where the designs and glass are on the bed itself.


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About us

Creative Resins has been at the forefront of decorative glass technology for over 30 years. Our decorative glass resins and sprays have been tried and tested by independent laboratories and in turn this has enabled us to offer 10 year external guarantees.

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