Glass Template Requirements and Preparations

In situations where there is complicated shaped glass, creating a glass template is often easier. Below is a short guide to glass template requirements.

Please take note of the following requirements for templates to avoid unnecessary delays in processing your order:

  • Make sure all templates are of a suitable material
    • Accepted materials are: Hardboard, corex, ply, polycarbonate, sheet metal,
    • Unacceptable materials are: Paper, cloth, cardboard
  • Templates must be flat on one side and all details, holes, cutouts, notches etc must be marked on the opposite side. Any holes, notches or edges should be on the same plane – i.e if a piece of wood is used to join separate boards together, no holes should be on this piece else the hole would be misplaced as being nearer the digitising camera.
  • Ensure no screws, screw heads (or similar) are protruding from either surface of the template.
  • The template must be the exact size you require the glass. Templates with notes such as “add Xmm to this point” or “template is opening size” or “deduct for clamps” etc. CANNOT be processed.
  • All templates must be marked with:
      • Your Company Name
      • Panel Label
      • White Metal
      • White Metal Reference number if being dropped off directly to the processing plant
  • All edges of templates will be checked with a straight edge for straightness within tolerances when prepared for digitising
    • Any edge that varies in straightness by more than 2mm will be treated as curved and charged appropriately


Note if corners or edges of the template are damaged the DIGITISING CAMERA may process these as notches or cut outs!

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Some examples of installations that have included bespoke shaped panels of glass:

Unique shaped glass down stairs

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