System 96 - Benefits

Sharper Lines, Better Detail
With Spectrum System 96 products, lines formed by adjacent colors stay sharper and more defined than you are accustomed to. Most "90" glasses tend to be thicker and bumpier, making lines formed by stacked elements more prone to blur and soften. System 96 glasses retain crisp lines throughout the firing process.


Lower cost
Take the price you pay per pound for Tested Compatible glass. Multiply that by 1.6 - the result is what you’re paying per sq. ft. Now, compare that to what you pay for an equivalent System 96 product. You’ll find Spectrum prices 35- 50% less expensive on square-footage basis. System 96 products made by Uroboros are, on average, about 15% less expensive on a square footage basis than equivalent Bullseye glasses.


Cutability
Less waste, less frustration, greater freedom in design. Perfect, long thin strips. Easy circles without grinding or grozing. User-friendly, highly forgiving glass is what Spectrum is most famous for.


Consistency
By the very nature of their manufacture, Spectrum System 96 products are extremely stable and consistent in C.O.E. Making glass in large, electric, atmosphere-controlled furnaces means the glass experiences no measurable change in C.O.E. from the beginning to the end of a production day. System 96 products undergo 3 rigorous test firings. Each firing result is measured for color-shift, opacification, devitrification and C.O.E. change.


Big Sheets
Kilns are getting bigger, commissions are getting larger and architectural installations are the fastest growing segment of professional kilncrafting. System 96 products are stocked or available in the following sheet sizes:

half sheets: 24 x 24-inch (61 x 61cm)

full sheets: 24 x 48 inch (61 x 72cm)

Over size: 30 x 72 inch (76 x 183cm)


Compatibility with Glass Blowing Resources
96 is the most common artglass C.O.E. worldwide. Virtually all mouthblown gallery glass is crafted with 96-compatible materials, and, though not yet "tested," this vast selection of resources is available to the kiln crafter as well. Glass-Blowing Batch formulated around 96:

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  • Spruce Pine Batch
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  • East Bay Batch & Color
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  • Electroglas-Phillips
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  • Glasma-Kosta Boda
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  • Gaffer
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  • Seattle Batch
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  • And others

Glass Blowing Colors (generally available in frit, powders and rods)

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  • Kugler Colors
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  • Zimmerman
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  • Reichenbach ("Q-Colors")
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  • Gaffer
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  • Wiesenthal

The Glass Blowing universe is fast discovering System 96, too -- using our sheet glass, frits and dichroic glass to create now looks in blown glass art.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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Really like 96 but switching over takes careful organization to keep the 90 separate. Also expensive if you have all 90 frits.