Screenprinting on glass


Also known as: ceramic screenprinting on glass, printed glass, screen printing glass, screenprinted artlite glass, Seralit evolution, screenprinted colorbel.

Glass Ceramic screen printing

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.

An impressive variety of colors

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.

Areas of use

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.

Baked in - forever

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).

Characteristics common to both digital printing and screen printing

  • Use of digital pictures (PDF, EPS, PSD, AI, CDR, TIF, JPG, DWG, DXF, BMP file formats)
  • Editing and process control via internal graphics designer
  • Use of ceramic inks in multi-color prints
  • Colors permanently baked into the glass after prestressing phase
  • Suitable for outdoor use
  • Printing of glass thicknesses from 2 up to 19 mm
  • Use in variable opacities
  • Tempering either to heat-strengthened glass or to thermally toughened safety glass
  • Resistant to UV light, scratch-proof, abrasion-proof


  • Can be further enhanced as insulating or bent glass