We are a leading supplier of large format, UV resistant printed glass in Australia. We work closely with architects, designers and artists on commercial projects with external requirements for decorative glass.
ImagInk is our large format glass printing process, capable of reproducing full colour photography, vector graphics and even textures directly onto glass with pinpoint accuracy. Containing sub micron glass particles and inorganic pigments, ceramic inks are used in printing which are lead and cadmium free, enabling superior light fastness with extreme weather performance.
Our workflow is completely digital, eliminating current limitations within screen printing and allowing full manipulation of layer thickness and dot placement. Single or multicolour printing is possible in one or multiple passes, and custom ink options are available to simulate acid etching.
Printed glass: The ImagInk production process
The digital glass printing process
The printing process involves direct application of the ceramic inks to the glass surface. This means there are no interlayers required, which reduces production time and cost. Once printed, the glass is then toughened in our furnace, a process that causes the ceramic inks to fuse permanently to the surface of the glass.
Following toughening, the printed glass can be laminated, painted or even double glazed if required. The process of printing directly on to the glass is both time and cost efficient, and opens up creative options for artists and designers such as installing the printed surface exposed to reduce reflectivity.
Direct-to-glass printing for ultimate flexibility
UV and scratch resistant
With the ability for designs to be scaled for small scale specialty projects or large scale multi-pane developments, the scratch and fade resistant properties of the ceramic inks are perfect for external applications such as public art installations, building facades and signage applications. All ImagInk glass is supported by our 25 year warranty against fading and discolouration from UV damage.
Digital File Formats & Colour Limitations
We accept bitmap and vector images, with the preferred file formats being EPS for vector graphics and TIFF files for photographic images. For more detailed information, please see our File Requirements pdf.
It is important to note the ImagInk ceramic colour gamut does not offer magenta or cyan. This means very bright pinks, purples and blues will be subject to colour shifts when printed. For more information on colour accuracy and how CMYK or RGB images will translate to printed glass, please download our Designer Guide.