SPECTRUM R DIGITAL INKS

Ferro offers the new Spectrum R series of Lead-Free and Cadmium-Free ceramic inks designed for digital printing on architectural glass.

Lead-Free Digital Ceramic Inks for Digital Printing on Glass

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Spectrum R high performance digital printing inks are Ferro’s next-generation ceramic inks formulated to meet and exceed the evolving industry safety and environmental standards.

Spectrum R series is compliant with European Union Regulation (EC) 1907/200 governing the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH); and DOES NOT contain substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) listed in Annex XIV.

This new ceramic ink series for digital printing will replace the legacy Dip Spectrum inks used by our customers worldwide over the past 15 years.

We can provide a wide variety of our ceramic inks through several global regional hubs to ensure high stock availability, maximum ink shelf life and short delivery time.

SPECTRUM R CERAMIC INKS ADVANTAGES

Available in black, white, blue, green, red and orange, the Spectrum R digital ink series offers many advantages:

Ferro offers the new Spectrum R series of Lead-Free and Cadmium-Free ceramic inks designed for digital printing on architectural glass.
  • Improved chemical and scratch resistance
  • Engineered for improved environmental performance 
  • REACH-compliant
  • Lead-Free
  • Cadmium-Free
  • Full compliance with the standards of EU Directive 2011/65/EU
  • Larger color matching
  • g catalogue (RAL, PANTONE)
  • Exceptionally vivid and vibrant colors
Ferro Lead-Free Ceramic Inks for Digital Printing
SPECTRUM R CERAMIC INKS DIGITAL PRINTING APPLICATIONS

  • Glass Art and signage
  • Balustrades and balconies  
  • Commercial projects
  • Decorative glass for tabletops
  • Glass wall dividers and partitions     
  • Doors and windows
  • Printed glass facades
  • Glass curtain walls
  • Glass roofs
  • Glass canopies and ceilings
  • Glass kitchen backsplashes
  • Glass Lighting
  • Multi-dimensional effects for glass
  • Renovation projects
  • Shower doors
  • Solar control
  • Stained glass windows
  • Wall covers
SPECTRUM R CERAMIC INKS PROPERTIES

TEST DESCRIPTION  INDUSTRY STANDARD 
Weathering Resistance  ISO-11341 (ISO-16474) 
Acid Resistance  ASTM C 724-91, ASTM 777-04 
Alcohol Resistance  UNE-EN 15200 
Scratch Resistance  AS 3894.4, EN 438-2, ISO 4586-2 
Glass Blend Strength  BS EN 1288-5 
Stain Resistance  UNE-EN 15200 
Slip Resistance Surface  ASTM E 303, ANSI A137.1, EN1341
Durability of Laminated Glass 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 –pummel test, bake test and boil test Kuraray: TROSIFOL® PVB & SentryGlas®
Industrial adhesives and sealants SIKA: Sikasil®, Dow Corning: DOWSILᵀᴹ 993, DOWSILᵀᴹ 3363 


COMPATIBLE DIGITAL PRINTERS
The Spectrum R next generation inks are fully compatible with all Dip-Tech printers, including the most recent:
Digital Printing

NEra-D SERIES
High productivity digital glass printer with 12 ink channels for extraordinary production flexibility.

 

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Dip-Tech GPi Series Digital ceramic glass printing machine

GPi SERIES
A first-class digital glass printer platform for a wide range of exterior and interior architectural glass and industrial glass applications, delivering high throughput at the highest resolution.

 

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VALUE ADDED SERVICES
Our global support team provides customer sales team training, marketing tools, and know-how. We continue to pursue ongoing collaboration with thousands of architects around the globe which enables us to capture project leads and share them with our customers.

Our ceramic ink specialists can provide several training options including on-site and interactive tools and additional advice for complex projects. We also provide a global graphics support call center and online access to a wide variety of designs, samples and resources.