Digital ceramic printing on glass is a new technology utilized for the use of imagery, pattern or text to the surface of flat glass. It has allowed for new possibilities and improvements in glass decoration and treatment, particularly in architectural glass. The brand new possibilities include high levels of customization, translucency and opacity control, light diffusion and transmission, and solar heat gain co-efficiency calculation.
Because of the extreme reliability of the Latte Printer, our prime amount of customization it enables, and its suitability for long and short runs, digital ceramic printing is a great solution for interior and exterior architectural glass applications. The process does not require screens, and the files are stored digitally. Therefore, you will find no setup, storage, or maintenance costs; and printing of any size of any panel is simple.
The essential elements that bring about the entire growth of digital ceramic printing on glass are digital glass printers, ceramic inks, and image processing software.
A digital glass printer for digital ceramic printing on glass is a flatbed digital printer with print heads that jet ceramic inks directly to the glass. The glass remains stationary, while only the printer carriage sweeps across the print table.
A key feature from the UV Printer is drop fixation, in which ink droplets are dried immediately to prevent drop gain. The fixation of the ink enables a single pass in the print carriage even when printing multi-layer and multi-color files. The drop fixation also makes inline double vision printing possible. Double vision involves creating a graphic that looks different depending on which side from the glass is being viewed. It is achieved by printing different graphics one on top of another. An inline dryer was created to allow real-time drying and to maximize factory space. An even color switching method is included so that machine operators can certainly shift between print jobs and increase throughput. The top-resolution print quality (approximately 720 dpi) as well as the precision from the printing together allow glass processors to print anything from fine, sharp and small elements to complex, full-color images on glass panels approximately 3.3 x 18 m (10.8 x 32.8 ft) in proportions.
Digital ceramic printing on glass uses digital ceramic inks that mimic the CMYK color model and are made from ceramic composition and inorganic pigments and elements. The inks are made tfnjul an extremely controlled production process to get rid of any variability in the final product. The consistency in replication from the inks leads to high compatibility with all the entire color palette of inks. The inks can therefore be digitally mixed and designers are fully aware of the precise result of colour each and every time. Printed architectural glass panels can also be replaced when needed without the risk of the brand new panels not matching the shades from the existing panels.
Design-to-glass workflow software bridges the DTG Printer as well as the inks and it is the design tool for preparing the graphic apply for printing. It calculates ink usage to manage degrees of translucency and opacity, to regulate color matching and mixing, as well as compensate for different glass sizes and thicknesses.