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Flat Glass Screen Printing for Displays

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Flat Glass Screen Printing at Abrisa Technologies’ Santa Paula facility is performed on either a semi-automatic printer or automated printer within a Class 1000 or 10,000 cleanroom. The platform selected is dependent upon need and spec requirements. Inks are available in multiple colors including metallics and range from low temperature epoxies to high temperature frits. Abrisa Technologies generally stocks black and silver epoxies and black frit. Other inks are available for custom requirements including multiple colors and metallics.

Screen Printing vs. Digital Printing on Glass

Screen printed imaging involves applying ink through a mesh screen to achieve an image, then curing the ink to adhere to a substrate. Digital printing involves taking an image and directly printing onto a substrate. Digital printing gives more detailed imaging when applying an image onto a material. However, screen printing is a lower cost method that provides more durable and vibrant imaging. It is a more versatile process when applying ink colors and thickness to glass substrates, typically suited for printing picture frame borders and logos on products such as cover glass, EMI shields, lighting fixtures and other display glass.

Abrisa Technologies utilizes a screen printing process for applying either frit or epoxy/polyester inks to a broad selection of glass substrates.

Screen printing is done via one of the following:

  • Ekra X4
  • Argon – Large Format
  • Cameo/Saturn
  • Saturn
  • Custom Press

Minimum glass substrate thickness to screen print is: 0.28 mm (0.011″)
Maximum glass substrate thickness to screen print is: 25.4 mm (1.0″)

Minimum glass substrate dimension to screen print is: 7.6 x 7.6 mm (0.3 x 0.3″)
Maximum glass substrate dimension to screen print is: 1828 x 1371 mm (72″ x 54″)

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