Durst's glass decoration system - More markets mean more customers

Decorated glass in a saunaIncreasing the number of markets a sign maker supplies can mean much greater potential for success. One potentially lucrative market is decoration of glass using digital technology which is currently an area of growing interest to architects and interior designers.

Durst has developed a glass decoration system featuring organic Sol-Gel ink chemistry for use with its Rho 700 and 800 flatbed printers. Sol-Gel UV ink is an organically pigmented ink system with high ecological standards. It is 100% VOC free and capable of UV curing, giving the same printing properties such as speed, curing and resolution, for example, as our POP inks. Unlike standard inkjet UV inks, which, if exposed to moisture or chemicals, result in strongly or totally delaminating from glass unless time consuming primers are applied, Durst Sol-Gel ink actually forms a chemical bond with the glass to provide unique resistance characteristics.

Durst says many tests on have been conducted on the Sol-gel ink and they prove its excellent adhesion, durability and chemical resistance.

The system is capable of full scale production runs of interior fittings for large retail chains or glass furniture, for example, and is also able to produce one-offs and prototypes, such as boutique interiors or temporary outdoor signs.

Sol-Gel ink is available in CMYK with options of white and Satinato, for imitation of satin glass.

Further information at the website www.durst-online.com

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