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Is BE black really a deep green?

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Is BE black really a deep green?

Postby Greg Rawls » Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:05 pm

Is BE black really a very deep green? Reason I ask is I was doing a vitragraph. I mixed chipped BE black and Tekta white hoping for gray. All of the rods came out a sort of celery green from light to very dark. Thoughts?
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Re: Is BE black really a deep green?

Postby Brad Walker » Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:05 pm

I know that during their environmental issue period, the black was reformulated and it wasn't a pure black. They also did not make frit during this period.

A couple of months ago they started making black frit again, so I assume they also started making good black sheets at that time. So my best guess is that black made in most of 2017 (and perhaps some of 2016) is not as pure a black as the old black or what they're making in 2018.

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Re: Is BE black really a deep green?

Postby Judd » Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:18 am

Well... celery is a good color... right?
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Re: Is BE black really a deep green?

Postby Valerie Adams » Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:37 pm

I remember hearing (while at Bullseye?) that black varies; sometimes it's more blue, sometimes green, sometimes purple, etc.

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Re: Is BE black really a deep green?

Postby Greg Rawls » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:18 am

The black I used was from a scrape bucket so I guess the glass is 5-7 years old. I'm actually liking the color I got!
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Re: Is BE black really a deep green?

Postby jim simmons » Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:25 pm

All of the black that I have looked at was a deep purple.
You have to get a very thin piece to look through it.
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Re: Is BE black really a deep green?

Postby Ed Cantarella » Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:48 am

Same as Jim, I've gotten dark purple-ish when it gets thin, like in a drop vase. BE "Stiff black" was dark green (kale? :) ) for me in similar composition setting but the light needed to be super bright and you had to pretty much press up to your eyes to tell the color.
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