Unorganic pigments are applied to the surface of the glass, and with the application of high heat, the pigments are melted into, and become a part of the glass.
The depth, appearance and color intensity of images created with the Pictoglas technique change according to light conditions and viewing angle. The structure and surface of the finished glass is similar to handblown glass. Because of the high temperatures used to create the picture, the glass can be bent and shaped to create reliefs or other irregular shapes.
Since the glass can be formed on a variety of surfaces it is also possible to give every Pictoglas image unique characteristics.
Pictoglas images can be tempered, laminated, as well as built into isolation glass.