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Processing

Painted Glass

 

Modern architecture increasingly uses glass as a decorative material. Countless combinations of colors and designs make it possible to adapt the product to customer's expectations. Glass painting with print is widely used - starting from small decorative items and furniture through design elements, partitions and wall coverings, and finally heavy safety glass as balustrades, railings, elevators, glass stairs, floors and platforms. It is often used in architecture for glazing facades of buildings in so-called “second skin”; or elements of glass protecting from the sun rays.

We perform painting and printing by using two types of paint, available in three basic technologies.

Paint types
Painted glass using mineral ceramic paints.

Glass enamel is a special paint which consist of a glass base (fine glass dust) and carefully selected pigments. Applied to the surface of the glass, paint blends and unites permanently with the glass surface during tempering process. This ensures coating which is tough and hard to remove mechanically and chemically.

Painted glass waterborne lacquers or paints hardened chemically (solvent).

The main difference between these types of paint is the possibility of further processing of lacquered glass, including cutting, grinding, etc. In case of glass enamel, after tempering process, the glass cannot be cut or given to any other type of processing.

Techniques of paint application

Full-surface glass painting with rollers takes place in a specially constructed machine (roller coater), which guarantees high quality of painted surface. Glass format is placed in a horizontal position between the rollers - one of them is precisely dosed with an amount of paint. By setting precise pressure of rollers to the material, transfer of paint from the roller on the glass provides a flat layer of paint over the painted element.

Minimum print format: 100 x 250 mm
Maximum print format: 1800 - 3600 mm
Printed glass thickness range: 3 - 19 mm

Screen printing is a technological process which comprises of applying the paint on various surfaces with a screen on which the printed image is mapped. The matrix is prepared depending on the size, shape and pattern. This technique makes it possible to paint different kinds of designs as well as whole surfaces.

Minimum print format: 100 x 250 mm
Maximum print format: 1300 x 2500 mm
Printed glass thickness range: 3 - 19 mm

Spray method comprises of applying spray-paint using a sprayer. The result is usually a painted coating with a flat layer which covers the entire surface of glass, or only a part of it. This technology allows for maintenance of small individual orders; in the case of screen printing or roller it is impossible.

Minimum print format: 50 x 50 mm
Maximum print format: 2000 x 1000 mm
Printed glass thickness range: 3 - 19 mm
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Wutkowski Company is engaged in all services related to the processing of glass on request. You need a free quotation for your order, and you do not know what kind of processing you are interested in? See the tab STAGES OF GLASS PROCESSING and contact our Customer Service. We are at your disposal for 5 days a week!
Production Order Realization Department

 

 

 

 

Dagmara Szumacher
Tel.: +48 52 33 40 831,
Tel. kom.: + 48 606 320 381
dagmara.szumacher@wutkowski.com.pl

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