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3M Dusted and Frosted Crystal Finishes are the perfect value-engineered alternative to sandblasted or etched glass. These industry-leading vinyl films create privacy and disperse light at 1/3 of the price. You can simulate the look of sandblasted and etched glass but with a lot more flexibility – including the ability to install the film outside.

Building codes often require the use of distraction markings to identify glass and minimize human safety impact threats. 3M Dusted and Frosted Crystal Finishes make glass more visible and can reduce the threat of human impact (walking into glass). Because 3M Crystal Finishes can be computer cut, you can create the custom distraction markers of choice.

Glass Doesn’t Have To Be Boring

Decorative glass films for privacy and light disbursement have become very popular in commercial space, especially as more and more offices and conference rooms are being defined by glass rather than drywall. Clear glass does not allow for occupant privacy as it is easy for passers by to peer in while you’re working. 3M’s glass films allow for varying levels of privacy without sacrificing what makes a glass office or conference room desirable – natural light with some ability to see out.

3M Company manufactures several lines of decorative glass finishes: Fasara™, Dusted / Frosted Crystal, and Dichroic. Available in over 100 flavors, with each one having the ability to be computer-cut, 3M Decorative Glass Finishes are great alternatives to costly sandblasted or specialized glass.

Besides the limited number of patterns and greater warranty term, 3M Dusted and Frosted Crystals are vinyl films whereas 3M Fasara is polyester. The general differences between vinyl and polyester films are: 

  • Polyester is easier than vinyl to handle and install 
  • Vinyl is thinner, more stretchable, and easier to tear than polyester 
  • Vinyl may require more installers than polyester to manage and position the film 
  • While vinyl can be removed, it is more difficult than polyester to remove 
  • Vinyl is easier than polyester to computer cut into various designs, including for distraction markers 


3M Fasara glass films add a new dimension to space, allowing your glass to go from ordinary to extraordinary. These cost-effective designer films have depth, subtly, modernity, energy, precision, and more. Created in collaboration with leading designers from around the world, Fasara patterns are updated regularly to reflect recent design trends that provide stunning visual enhancements of your glass, as well as add privacy and control light.

Dusted / Frosted Crystal

3M’s Dusted and Frosted Crystals are the ideal films for enhancing your office or retail glass with distraction markers and custom-cut graphics. Company logos, mission statements, service maps, and customer testimonials, are just a few examples of ways to convey and reinforce a message to office visitors.

Bird Strike Window Film


3M Dichroic Glass Finishes transform plain clear glass into a visual spectacle for privacy or enhanced aesthetics. Dichroic finishes are available in a variety of colors and can appear to change color when viewed at different angles, creating the appearance of color-shifting glass.

DI-NOC for Glass

3M DI-NOC Glass Finishes provide an alternative to clear, etched, sandblasted, patterned, and dichroic glass. Installed on the underside, DI-NOC Glass Finishes transform clear glass into wood, textile, metal, stone, or solid colors. It is something rarely before seen.
Modern Safety Frost

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