For ceramic printing, the printer GlassJet™ made by DIP Tech (Israel) is used. This is a universal flatbed device suitable for printing on any glass, including the inside and outside of the glass. The printer enables reproduction of full color printing effect with minor restrictions.
Technical capabilities for the production of decorative glass with digital printing:
- All types of glass can be used with a resolution of 360 dpi optimal for comfortable viewing.
- The original image format can vary, with glass size ranging from min 400 x 400 mm to max 3,700 x 2,400 mm.
- Glass thickness with such printing can be up to 19 mm.
The printer allows simultaneous use of 6 pigment colors, which have a huge number of shades. The pigments themselves are not a physical or biological agent contributing to the occurrence of neoplasms. After that, the glass undergoes convective drying process and is tempered, thus becoming safety glass.
There is also a possibility of changing the density of pigment laydown and its application as a part of the triplex.
The following types of images can be transferred to glass using such printing method: graphic images, photo images, drawings and their analogues. Accepted image formats: TIFF, JPEG, PDF, EPS.
Stencil printing (serigraphy)
Stencil printing is one of the types of decorative glass processing. Serigraphy is a decoration process in which the image is reproduced using a stencil, that is, a printing form through which the pigment penetrates onto the glass in places corresponding to the printing elements.
The company uses an automatic silk screen printing line with working dimensions of 1,000 x 1,500. The equipment can apply both one layer and color and several layers and colors.
Ceramic one-component pigments (Ferro, Johnson Matthey, Heraeus) are used. These pigments are used in manufacture of automotive glass, in decoration of architectural (facades) and furniture glass, as well as for special glass products, such as shelves of refrigerators or protective glass in the doors of household gas and electric stoves. After preliminary drying, ceramic pigments are baked into glass surface in the process of thermal tempering or bending of glass (a glass forming method that enables getting of a shiny product surface) at a temperature of 620-660°C for 2-5 minutes.