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Wissmach Luminescent Coe96 Blog

Wissmach Luminescent Coe96 Blog

Wissmach Luminescent coating is unlike anything else - offering options for intense color, subtle shimmer or the ability to make it disappear entirely!
The coating on Wissmach Luminescent glass is similar to Iridized / Iridescent / Irid coatings, however it reacts completely differently when fusing.

Wissmach Luminescent is ideal for reverse fusing projects, where the front of your piece is face down on the kiln shelf and you build backwards. This allows you to create in a whole new way, and your art will look its best from both sides! 

Wissmach Luminescent is also terrific for stained glass, leaded glass, glass mosaic and other glass art techniques.

Luminescent coating is applied to Wissmach Coe96 glass, ideal for creating layered art.

Standard 3mm thick glass offers affordable luxury for your fusing projects. Luminescent Wissmach Glass is Compatible with Coe96 glass, Oceanside Compatible glass, Uroboros System96.

Get different effects depending on how you use it:

  • Fire coated side down on a kiln wash dusted fiber shelf to intensify the coating.
    • Fire coated side down on a kiln washed shelf or shelf paper to keep a brilliant luster.
  • Fire coated side up, and the coating will stay vibrant on dark colors or fade to a beautiful delicate sheen on light colors.
    • Cover the coated side with a piece of clear and the coating will fade away completely.


Good Tip: 

  • Fire glass luminescent side down to ensure the coating will remain intact for additional firings.
  • In subsequent firings use the lowest temperature required to achieve desired results. We suggest a maximum temperature of 1400°F.
  • We also recommend adjusting the firing schedule to suit the size and thickness of your project.


Firing schedule for 6” diamaeter (Square or Round)
Standard Fusing Schedule – 2 layers thick
Segment 1: 250°F/hr up to 1000°F hold for 10 minutes
Segment 2: 60°F/hr up to 1300°F hold for 1 minute

Segment 3: 400°F/hr up to 1400°F hold for 10 minutes
Segment 4: Full/9999 down to 950°F hold for 60 minutes
Segment 5: 100°F down to 800°F hold for 1 minute

 

Tack Fuse or Polishing
Segment 1: 250°F/hr up to 1000°F hold for 10 minutes
Segment 2: 60°F/hr up to 1300°F or 1350°F hold for 10 minutes
Segment 3: Full/9999 down to 950°F hold for 60 minutes
Segment 4: 100°F down to 800°F hold for 30 minutes

Note:

  • Be sure to adjust the schedule for the size and thickness of your project.
  • The larger the project the lower the temp should be on segment 1 to insure that the project does not crack on the way up.
  • Also, the hold time should be longer on segment 1 to insure that bubbles don’t occur.

Note:

  • Segment 2 is at a ramp up of 60 degrees to allow for the air to depart prior to the glass edges closing.
  • This is the bubble squeeze.


Draping over a mold and/or fire polishing
Segment 1: 250°F/hr up to 1220°F hold for 10 minutes (adjust hold time for desired effect)
Segment 2: Full/9999 down to 950°F hold for 60 minutes
Segment 3: 100°F down to 800°F hold for 30 minutes

Note: not all kilns are alike. Your kiln size, controller type, and individual project may require some alteration to the schedule for best results.

Good Tip: Keep a firing log to make it easy to replicate your favorite projects.