(Topic ID: 118052)

Backglass Material and Thickness?

By RyanClaytor

5 years ago

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  • Latest reply 5 years ago by ccotenj
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#1 5 years ago

Hi guys,

Just curious, are backglasses traditionally printed on normal or tempered glass? Also curious if someone might know the thickness of a backglass (1972 Williams "Swinger"), if I were to go get some glass cut to replace one.

Ryan Claytor
Elephant Eater Comics

#2 5 years ago

tempered glass, some gtb's (maybe others?) that got exported had plexi...

i don't know the thickness of a wms glass from that era off the top of my head...

#3 5 years ago

Thanks, ccotenj! Much appreciated. Has anyone had experience with plexi? I wouldn't mind it, especially for the safety, but is it more flimsy than glass? Does it kind of bow in or out of the machine (whereas the glass stays rigid)?

More thanks,
Ryan Claytor
Elephant Eater Comics

#4 5 years ago

the plexi ones that i've seen actually look pretty good, and don't seem to flex... they also seemed to maintain their inking better... i dunno how whatever process you are using to print will stick to it though...

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