The new possibilities of ceramic glass screen printing opens up for the design and enhancement of glass areas are virtually unlimited. This method uses high-grade machinery to print colors through fine-mesh fabric directly onto the glass surface. Areas of color and pictorial motifs can be printed in outstanding quality and with excellent definition.
Glass ceramic screen printing is available in a wide range of standard designs. Screen priting can on request also be supplied with metallic and etched inks and with special color inks - plus numerous combinations of our standard colors and motifs - and all in perfect photographic quality. Special colors, for example, lend the exposed outside surface (POS1) an extremely high resistance to the adverse effects of weathering and UV radiation and also prevent silvering.
Ceramic printing techniques are suitable not only for the modern glass exteriors designed for large, prestigious buildings, e.g. façades, all-glass structures, insulating glass, and decorative breastwork, but also for interiors, e.g. shelving, bathroom furniture, shower screens and paneling, inlaid floors, kitchen products, shop interiors, partition wall systems, and doors, etc.
The printed elements are baked into the glass at temperatures above 600°C; this process converts the glass into tempered safety glass and fixes the colors once and for all. From this moment on the colors will not fade and remain resistant to the effects of solvents and abrasion. The prints remain scratchproof (with a hardness of 4 to 6 Mohs) and resistant to temperature fluctuation (up to 200°C).