How a Two Way Mirror Scrim works: a bit of technique
Contrary to what its name suggests, the Two Way Mirror Scrim is not completely devoid of tin, this amalgam of tin and mercury that is generally applied to a glass plate to make a mirror. It is more exactly a semi-transparent mirror whose surface is not completely opaque and allows to partially reflect the light to let see through.
Take the example of a black box covered with a Two Way Mirror Scrim. In a lighted environment outside the box, the lid reflects 100% light and you can look at yourself in it like in a classic silver mirror. But if the environment is plunged into darkness and a lamp is turned on inside the box, the reflection disappears. Finally, with lighting on the outside and a lamp on inside the box, the result will be even different: we will see the light emanating slightly from the inside while having a partial reflection on the Two Way Mirror Scrim.
The transparency effect produced by a Two Way Mirror Scrim is due to the difference in light between the two sides. There is therefore no sense to respect: the 2 sides of the mirror allow to obtain games of reflections and transparency. It is by playing on the intensity of the light sources on either side of the mirror that the decorators and scenographers will obtain different visual effects.
Two Way Mirrors Scrim in events: some animations with the most beautiful effect
The most common use of Two Way Mirrors Scrim is to make images or objects appear and disappear. By masking an LED screen plated on the back of a Two Way Mirrors Scrim, it is possible to show light sources and images diffused on the screen by transparency. As if by magic, we will thus be able to create surprise effects and animations to impress the public or highlight products in the showcase. It is important in this case to manage the exterior lighting well and to have a LED screen powerful enough to produce a really interesting effect. delivery of the mirror panels and their installation at the place of the event. You thus put all the chances on your side to obtain a result that meets your ambitions.
To obtain even more sophisticated effects, it is possible to combine Two Way Mirrors Scrim and silver mirrors. The first visible layer is composed of a Two Way Mirrors Scrim behind which is positioned a light source. Behind the light is then added a classic silver mirror (not transparent). When the light is turned on, it is reflected between the 2 mirrors creating an infinite well effect. A method used during an exhibition of Christofle jewelry: the name of the famous Parisian goldsmith was thus able to be reproduced endlessly with a single yellow neon.
This same principle combined with the use of animated and variable intensity light sources makes it possible to obtain a luminous box or screen with stunning effects. When the light points vary or go out in the box, the infinity effects move and allow the Two Way Mirrors Scrim to alternate between its reflective version and its transparent version.
Example of an infinite box made with a Mirror Without One Way Like Mirror:
As you will have understood, Two Way Mirrors Scrim offer many staging possibilities for the enhancement of a site or products. And thanks to the Like Mirror process, decorators and scenographers can order large silver, Two-way and colored mirrors to create huge installations, as was done on the facade of a building in the Pauillac vineyard (see below). Want to know more ? Consult our idea generator and do not hesitate to contact us for your projects.