Austria-based printer manufacturer, Durst Phototechnik Digital Technology GmbH, successfully demonstrated a new system for digitally printing onto glass at the recent glass-industry trade show, Glasstec 2010, held Sept 28-Oct 1 in Düsseldorf, Germany.
Using its Rho 700 flatbed printer and its innovative Sol-Gel inks, Durst continuously printed onto glass during the show and offered samples for visitors to take away.
Durst’s Sol-Gel UV ink is organically pigmented and, after being heated to 200˚C, forms a chemical bond with the glass. Printed images offer unique resistance characteristics and provide excellent adhesion, durability and chemical resistance. The Durst glass decoration system is capable of full-scale production runs of interior fittings for applications including large retail chains or glass furniture, for example. Sol-Gel ink is available in CMYK with options of White, and Satinato for imitation of satin glass.