Our in house printing centre is capable of printing both using screen and pad printing processes. Both of these options offer high detail and quality of print. Once you submit your design and your chosen glass, our printers assess your project decide which process will best match your idea.
Then, a mockup is created that illustrates what your design may look like on the glass, including the potential size and colour you’ve chosen. This will be sent to you to approve or suggest revisions.
Once approved, a plate or screen will be made of your image for use on our machines. Specialized glass inks are mixed to your chosen colour and will be applied in either process onto the glass. Look below for more detail on each printing process we offer. When the order is complete, it is packaged and shipped to you!
This process involves the use of a specialized polymer or metal plate that is etched with your logo. Silicone pads press against the plate, which has been charged with ink, and then transfers that ink onto the glassware. Pad printing is excellent for distinctly shaped glass or extremely fine glass.
Rather than use a plate, this process involves your image being transferred onto a fine silkscreen mesh. Ink is put onto the screen and run through the open parts of the mesh (your image) with a squeegee. This process is great for longer images on glassware such as bottles, or for glassware that is particularly straight and circular.