Cromoglass is both a glass-printing machine and printed glass.
The printing process is highly versatile and made up of the following processes:
Standard transparent glass working
This preliminary phase involves all the processes required by the client such as: cutting, grinding, drilling, bending and layering.
Graphic file elaboration
The initial file (pdf, tif or jpeg formats) supplied by the client or proposed by Veneto Vetro's technical office is processed by means of a specific software which transforms it into an ideal form for printing in terms of definition and colour yield.
For optimal results the resolution and size of the initial file must be suitable for the work to be done.
The direct printing on glass process takes place by means of a large-scale inkjet plotter with 24 print heads which moves over the surface to be printed applying six different liquid ink colours at the same time.
The special Double Vision technique means that it is possible to print 2 different superimposed layers on glass on a single side so that the colours printed look different from the two different sides of the glass.
And that's not all: Veneto Vetro's know how and expertise enables us to supply an exclusive Double Face product in which two different designs can be printed on the two different sides of the glass obtaining two completely different results.
After printing, the glass is tempered or hardened so that the image remains unchanged over time even if it is subjected to direct UV rays or atmospheric agents. The ink contains special particles and inorganic pigments, in fact, whichare fused inside the glass at high temperature and retain their quality over time.
To obtain better colour yield, extra-clear glass is recommended.
Quality control and delivery
On completion of printing, the glass is carefully checked and suitably prepared for packaging. A label is attached to it with a bar code for traceability and it is dispatched.
This last phase completes the production cycle and ensures client satisfaction and the final quality of both product and service.