Looking for prints between or on glass?
Viewcol has the simplest top quality solution with its Sublistyle® product range.
For prints laminated between glass we have SubliLam®, SubliSwitch® and SubliLED.
For the same, top quality, retrofit self-adhesive prints on glass we offer SubliClear and SubliSwitch®.
How do you get your prints? Send us electronically the original digital image and we produce the printed PET film for you, pack the film safely in a a tube and send it by courier mail to you for local processing; lamination or gluing.
Comparison of the main print technologies used for printed glass:
|Technology||Sublilam||Screen print||Ceramic print||UV Print|
|Description||Dye sublimation transfer print||Special fabric screens are made with a design. Screen is filled with ink and applied to the glass||Direct print on glass with ceramic inks. Print is burned in glass during tempering||
Pre coating of the glass
Direct print on glass with UV light curing inks.
|Investment||Vacuum lamination equipment is required||Screens are expensive. Special equipment required||High investment in ceramic printer, tempering line required, expensive inks||Depending on the size middle to high investment|
|Production||Print on sublimation paper. Print transfer into PET||For each color a screen is required. The screen is filled with ink. Ink is pushed through the screen and leaves the image||With a special printer ceramic inks are printed onto the glass. The glass is tempered an the inks are burned into the glass||Glass receives a primer (usually flamed onto the glass) and then printed with UV curing inks|
|Transport||Easy to transport, no breakage risk||Complicated transporting over longer distances||Complicated transporting over longer distances||Complicated transporting over longer distances|
|Durability||Laminated between glass very durable||Durable||Extremely durable||interior|
Superb quality at highest resolution
White = transparent
Each color is mixed to match
|Acceptable at a distance. Weak color reproduction especially red||Acceptable at a distance. Difficult to get top quality. Often banding|
|Application||Interior and exterior||Interior and exterior||Interior and exterior||Interior only|
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