Organic ink coats – glass finishing.
Imprinting glass surfaces also belongs to the area of glass finishing. Experts distinguish between the thermoplastic ceramic inks and organic inks.
While the thermoplastic ceramic inks are heated to 80 °C and then applied to the glass body, where they solidify immediately, organic ink coats are applied at ambient temperatures, that is, without additional heating. Each ink is applied separately.
The respective ink coat is exposed to UV radiation between the individual passes. The ink dries within seconds.
With so-called direct screen printing, any number of ink coats can be applied to the glass body in this manner. By the way, organic ink coats can be removed again from the glass layer by layer via laser stripping, without residues and damage to the glass surface.