Digital Ceramic Printing

Goldray's Digital Ceramic Printing is a technology that applies ceramic ink directly onto glass in much the same way that an inkjet printer prints onto paper. This solution allows the designer to create multi-color or photographic images for either monolithic or laminated installations. Ceramic frit designs are fused on to the glass surface during the tempering process.

This versatile product can be applied to glass for a cost effective, low maintenance solution to many design needs. Goldray products manufactured with Digital Ceramic Printing are highly durable, abrasion-resistant, come in a wide range of colors and patterns, and are available in laminated or monolithic form.

Digital Ceramic Printing is recommended for architects and designers working on LEED certified projects. It is an environmentally conscious material and may be recycled at the end of its useful life.

Features & Benefits

  • Goldray products produced with ceramic ink are highly durable, long lasting, and abrasion resistant.
  • Ceramic Frit is available in a wide range of colors and patterns.
  • Glass printed using ceramic ink may also be recycled at the end of its useful life and is available in laminated or monolithic form.
  • Ceramic printed designs, often in combination with a high performance low-e glass, can also be used as a way of controlling the solar heat gain into a building.
  • Ceramic printed glass can be combined with other processes such as backpainting or laminating for complete design flexibility.
Standard Patterns

Rice Paper

Woods

Applications

art installations

counter tops

elevator cabs

flooring stairs

marker boards

partitions

signage

wall cladding

backsplashes

Product Specifications


Availability

Glass Thickness:
Any combination of flat glass 3mm (1/8") to 19mm (3/4").
Patterns:
Large selection of in-house patterns and comprehensive graphics lab for creating custom patterns.
Colors:
Goldray's Digital Ceramic Printed glass digitally blend up to six pigments to acheive a wide range of process colors.
Surface:
Exterior applications must be on an interior surface and not exposed to the elements.
Heat Treating:
This product is available on either fully tempered or heat strengthened glass..
Edgework:
Standard edgework for digitally printed glass is a seamed edge. Polishing and grinding also available
Fabrication:
Fabrication for installation and hardware is available. See Goldray's Fabrication Limitations for more information.

Technical Data

Film Thickness:
~15 microns
Acid Resistance:
15 min. 10% Citric Acid produces slight iridescence.
Alkali Resistance:
<.10 weight loss
Heavy Metal Release:
N/A
Average Opacity:
Varies upon pattern and application

Applicable Industry Standards

ASTM C1036
Standard Specification for Flat Glass
ASTM C1048
Standard Specification for Heat-Treated Flat Glass-Kind HS, Kind FT Coated and Uncoated Glass
ASTM C1172
Standard Specification for Laminated Architectural Flat Glass

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