Special Functionality Inks for Digital Printing on Architectural Glass

Ferro’s special functionality inks for digital printing on architectural glass include Extra Durable S1 Series inks, Slip-Resistant Inks and Anti-Stick Inks.

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Ferro offers a variety of Special Functionality Ceramic Inks specially formulated for digital printing on architectural glass in compliance with architectural industry standards.

These inks enable flexibility in the production of glass printed with designs that meet both aesthetic goals and functional performance requirements. 


SPECIAL FUNCTIONALITY CERAMIC INKS PRODUCTS FOR DIGITAL PRINTING


EXTRA DURABLE S1 SERIES INKS FOR DIGITAL PRINTING ON ARCHITECTURAL GLASS

Our Extra Durable S1 Series of ceramic inks are lead-free and cadmium-free. They are specifically formulated to comply with architecture industry standards and requirements for a wide range of glass digital printing applications.

They can be processed using the same standard firing and tempering procedures commonly used across the glass industry.

The S1 Series provides different levels of opacity for glass used in both interior design and building construction purposes, making them a top choice of leading architects.

Offering high chemical, scratch, and environmental resistance, these inks reduce glare and reflection. Colors available are black and white ink, with the option of mixing to achieve shades of gray.

EXTRA DURABLE S1 SERIES INKS APPLICATIONS:

External surfaces such as:

  • Windows
  • Building façades
  • Balustrades
  • Canopies
 

Un-laminated glass with both sides exposed, including:

  • Open-air doors
  • Conservatories
  • Balcony railings
  • Stair railings
  • Anti-bird collision print

Indoor applications that require a high level of environmental resistance including:

  • Bathrooms 
  • Kitchens
  • Pools and spas
  • Industrial settings
 

"Double-vision" method can be used to print colors and cover with slip-resistance ink. 

SLIP-RESISTANT CERAMIC INKS FOR DIGITAL PRINTING ON ARCHITECTURAL GLASS

Our Slip-Resistant inks create a non-abrasive smooth surface on glass that is anti-slip when wet or dry, ensuring safety and comfort when walking barefoot.

The chemical resistance of these inks protect glass from being corroded by pool chemicals or seawater, making it ideal for a wide range of interior and exterior flooring applications.

Ferro's Slip-Resistant inks for digital printing on architectural glass comply with industry standards for anti-slip glass coatings and offer excellent mechanical, environmental, UV, and chemical stability performance.

These properties make them ideal for other applications such as glass roofs, ceilings and ducts, which are not classified as floors but are accessed for maintenance.

SLIP-RESISTANT INKS APPLICATIONS:
  • Residential interior flooring and stairs
  • Commercial interior flooring and stairs
  • Industrial flooring
  • Exterior walkways and stairs
  • Bathroom flooring
  • Kitchen flooring
  • Pool and spa area flooring
  • Glass roofs and ceilings
  • Glass ducts requiring maintenance crew access

ANTI-STICK INKS FOR DIGITAL PRINTING ON ARCHITECTURAL GLASS

Ferro Anti-Stick Inks allow digitally printed glass for architectural applications to be bent during the thermal process (firing and/or tempering). This enables full-color digital printing on large glass panels, glass with sharp angles, and glass that will be fired or tempered in furnaces that use molding. 

The Anti-Stick inks are available in seven colors: blue, green, white, orange, red, black and yellow which are suitable for both side 1 (S1) and side 2 printing. 

ANTI-STICK INKS APPLICATIONS
  • Large glass panels 
  • Curved glass panels
  • Balustrades
  • Glass that will be fired/tempered in furnaces using molding
  • Curved curtain walls
  • Curved shower walls
  • Curved windows


 

PROPERTIES AND FEATURES 
Ferro’s Special Functionality ceramic inks for digital printing on glass are compliant with industry standards and with widely available industrial products.

All of our ceramic inks for digital glass printing were successfully tested according to many worldwide industry standards according to the relevancy of the ink to the specific application.

Weathering Resistance  Acid Resistance Alcohol Resistance Scratch Resistance Glass Blend Strength Stain Resistance Slip Resistance Surface
Durability of Laminated Glass
Industry Standard: ISO-11341 (ISO-16474)
Industry Standard: ASTM C 724-91, ASTM 777-04
Industry Standard: UNE-EN 15200 Industry Standard: AS 3894.4, EN 438-2, ISO 4586-2 Industry Standard: BS EN 1288-5 Industry Standard: UNE-EN 15200 Industry Standard: ASTM E 303, ANSI A137.1, EN1341 Industry Standard: EN ISO 12543-4

*Note: Some of the standards are related to several inks and some only for a specific ink.

 

COMPATIBILITY WITH INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS  SUPPLIER AND BRAND 
 Lamination industry products – tested with pummel test, bake test, boil test  Kuraray: TROSIFOL® PVB & SentryGlas®
 Adhesives and sealants industry products  SIKA: Sikasil®, Dow Corning: 993®
 Structural glazing tape  3M: VHB™ BE3F, G23F, W20F

 


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