Even cheap entry-level flatbed printer ads claim their UV-printers can print on glass, ceramic tiles, and everything and anything else.
Hmmm, so why at the largest glass printer exposition in the world are 90% of the printers not using UV-cured ink?
Yes, of course you can print on glass with UV ink…. but will be scratch off? Easily scratch off?
What workflow is needed? What about primer chemicals? What about post-printing curing equipment.
FLAAR has been attending Glasstec for many years. We have also attended China Glass (was so poorly organized we never returned). We have also attended GlassBuild America (the most pathetic expo we have seen in a decade). Glasstec is very different: well worth attending. We will be here three days.
Then we go to Rimini, to attend the world’s most important ceramic printer expo: Tecnargilla. So if you wish to learn about printing on glass and simultaneously about printing on ceramic tiles, you can hire Dr Nicholas as a consultant, in-person, at both expos which are practically back-to-back (we attend Photokina in Cologne for two days in between).