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Sun Chemical Shows Possibilities of Direct Glass Printing with SunVetro


Sun Chemical is showcasing its latest in direct glass printing with organic UV inks at Glasstec 2012.

Sun Chemical has produced a drinking glass to demonstrate the various printing possibilities of direct glass printing with organic UV curing inks. The glass showcases the high quality print effects that can be achieved with UV organic inks, opening up the opportunity for brands to be even more creative in package design.

The glass uses Sun Chemical’s Vitrocure UV curing ink from the SunVetro range, which prints bright and strong colors.

The glass was printed with one design for three effects: full color which used six spot colors demonstrating the brightness that can be achieved; a thermochromic effect, popular with promotional and launch drinkware and packaging; and a frost effect, which represents a printable way of featuring an etch-effect on glass.

“This example of printed glass demonstrates the packaging quality and possibilities that brands can achieve through using UV organic inks,” Robin McMillan, European marketing manager industrial inks, Sun Chemical, said. “Sun Chemical’s decoration solutions can help brands’ glass packaging stand out on the shelf.”

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