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Printing on glass

The right technology for every application

Glass can be used in many different ways in modern architecture. Thanks to constant progress in processing and finishing, glass today not only fulfils the desire for light, warmth and safety, but also convinces with enormous design potential.

Printed glass is an expression of personality. Be it to underline corporate designs, to convey information or to fulfil decorative and functional tasks. Glas Trösch offers various printing techniques and products. The choice of printing technique depends on the area of application and the requirements.

printed glass partition wall
Kitchen rear wall
Printed kitchen back panel
Glass wall cladding
printed glass partition wall
Windbreak in the garden

HD PRINT

Digital printing on glass in High Definition quality

The HD PRINT digital printing process enables pin-sharp images to be printed on the glass with a very high resolution. Thanks...

SCREENLIGHT

High-end LED technology with almost invisible frame

Thanks to its nobility, the innovative SCREENLIGHT from Glas Trösch has quickly developed into a dazzling star in...

SILVERSTAR BIRDprotect

Bird strike resistant glass - SILVERSTAR BIRDprotect

For every application, the right bird strike resistant glass - Glas Trösch has contacted the Swiss ornithological...

SWISSDUREX COLORPRINT CP

Digitally printed glass (ESG/TVG) with ceramic inks

With SWISSDUREX COLORPRINT CP, images, raster prints and graphic or artistic motifs can be digitally printed with ceramic inks...

SWISSDUREX DECO

Printed glass (ESG/TVG) with ceramic colours

Glass can be printed with ceramic inks by screen printing, roller printing or spraying. The thermal tempering process then...

SWISSDUREX DECO BRUSH

ESG/TVG sprayed with organic paints (2-component paints)

Two-component injected toughened safety glass or partially toughened glass SWISSDUREX DECO BRUSH is suitable as a fully tinted...

SWISSLAMEX COLORPRINT FP

Laminated safety glass (VSG) with digitally printed foil

Laminated safety glass with digitally printed foil is particularly suitable as a design element for the cost-effective...

  Screen printing
SWISSDUREX DECO SC
Roller printing
SWISSDUREX DECO RC
Spraying
SWISSDUREX DECO BC
Spraying
SWISSDUREX DECO BRUSH
Digital printing
SWISSDUREX DECO PRINT
Digital printing on foil
SWISSLAMEX COLORPRINT
Digital printing on glass in HD quality
HD PRINT
Ink type Ceramic Ceramic Ceramic organic Ceramic solvent-based UV-Ink
Coating thickness 40 – 60 μ 60 – 200 μ 100 – 200 μ 100 – 300 μ 6 – 10 μ - -
Application of the paint homogeneous homogeneous, one-sided with roller groove structure Cloud formation possible Cloud formation possible

homogeneous

homogeneous, streaks possible (depending on print quality) even or selective, photorealistic
Density LT 0–8 %, depending on colour opaque opaque opaque translucent translucent translucent, opaque or nontransparent
Lightproof yes yes yes conditionally yes yes yes
Scratch-resistant yes yes yes conditionally yes yes yes
Ancillary benefits Screen production none none none none none none
Colour system RAL yes yes yes yes alike alike alike
Other colour systems upon request upon request upon request upon request alike alike alike

Printing technique

Range of application

Print

  Facade cladding (1,2) Window Railings and balustrades (3) Wet cells Covers and linings in the interior area (1) Partition walls and doors (1,4) Freely-executable motifs Multicoloured
Screen printing on glass with ceramic paint
SWISSDUREX DECO SC
appropriate appropriate appropriate appropriate appropriate appropriate Yes  
Roller printing on glass with ceramic ink
SWISSDUREX DECO RC
appropriate appropriate appropriate appropriate appropriate appropriate    
Spraying on glass with ceramic paint
SWISSDUREX DECO BC
appropriate appropriate appropriate appropriate appropriate appropriate    
Spraying on glass with organic paint
SWISSDUREX DECO BRUSH (5)
    only suitable for indoor use appropriate appropriate only suitable for partition walls    
Digital printing on glass with ceramic ink
SWISSDUREX DECO PRINT
appropriate appropriate appropriate appropriate appropriate appropriate Yes Yes
Digital printing on laminated glass film
SWISSLAMEX COLORPRINT
appropriate appropriate appropriate conditionally possible appropriate appropriate Yes Yes
Digital printing on glass in HD quality
HD PRINT
    appropriate appropriate appropriate appropriate Yes Yes

(1) Depending on the colour, attention must be paid to backlighting.
(2) ESG-H version recommended.
(3) Laminated safety glass (LSG) made of semi-tempered glass (TVG).
(4) Doors must be made of toughened safety glass (ESG) or laminated safety glass (VSG).
(5) Sprayed side must be protected.

Information and decoration

Glass can also provide information where transparency is required. Skilfully used fonts, colours and light create decorative or information elements for indoor and outdoor use.

Privacy screen

Printed glass is ideal for discreet privacy screens in all areas - whether in homes, workplaces, restaurants or public buildings. The view can be finely graded with appropriate patterns. The choice of printing process, degree of printing and colour has an influence on the light transmission of the glass. In this way, rooms can be illuminated with a lot of daylight despite printing.

Sun and glare protection

Printed glass has prevailed for active sun protection for the longest time. On the one hand, it saves structural interventions in the architectural language and replaces complex or conspicuous structural measures elsewhere. Printed glass has also proven its worth for simple, inconspicuous glare protection.

Active and passive safety

Thanks to continuous further development, the material also meets the requirements of active and passive safety. Depending on the printing process, printed glass can be further processed or combined into toughened safety glass (ESG), semi-tempered glass (TVG) and/or laminated safety glass (VSG) to ensure additional protection and safety. This means that creative ideas and uniform concepts can also be extended to applications with higher security requirements. For example for shop windows, doors, partitions, railings and parapets as well as staircase, floor and overhead glazing.