A new, cutting-edge technology is changing the way that glass can be customized. Introducing digitally printed glass! Many designers believe that digitally printed glass is not only the trend of the future but admit that it is becoming wildly popular right now as a way of decorating a home. It allows homeowners to personalize their homes in ways that just weren’t possible before. Not only does it allow a completely new way to express yourself in your home, but each design, photo, or piece of art you choose to have digitally printed, becomes a piece of virtual reality because the process brings whatever is printed vibrantly to life.
How Is Digitally Printed Glass Made?
Digitally printed glass is created by using a digital file of a symbol, image, or pattern which a machine then prints onto the surface of the glass. The ink used is ceramic and is then thermally cured which makes it difficult (if not impossible) to damage. The ceramic ink comes in an assortment of colors depending on the colors in the digital file provided. Your imagination is the limit to what you can create!
Digitally Printed Glass Is Durable
The digital printing process begins with digital glass printers, ceramic inks, and image processing software that is integrated and infused with each other to create any customized and one-of-a-kind look in any piece of glass. The inks, once tempered, become a part of the glass, resulting in a scratch and weather resistant final piece.
Creative Ways to Incorporate Printed Glass into Your Home
But in reality, the process starts with imagining new ways to use glass in your home. Do you have a favorite picture of your child from a recent trip? Show it off in your living room. Are you a lover of art? Then display that love in your kitchen or have a large glass panel display in your living room. Do you have a whimsical side? Then let the guest bathroom shower display that. Do you want to add some “warmth” to a room? Then get a fireplace. The brightness and clarity of digital glass will bring you back to a calm sunny day each time you shower or relive a special and momentous day each time you walk into your living room.
Digitally Printed Glass for Outdoors
Digital printed glass is not limited to the inside of your home. Imagine making your patio more private and colorful by surrounding it with glass panels or adding a serene scene around your pool with a digital glass fence.
These are just a few ways customers are utilizing this new technology. If you’d like to learn more about what digital printing can bring to your home or business, give Janssen Glass a call at (913) 677-5727 or contact us online today!