Printing on Glass?

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by jimkramer, Oct 9, 2008.

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    jimkramer Guest

    Anybody familiar with color techniques for printing on, preferably, plate
    glass or plastic?
    jimkramer, Oct 9, 2008
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    Paul Furman Guest

    I used to xerox onto 'stickyback' which was translucent adhesive backed
    stuff for putting on mylar drafting medium... and recently tried several
    such things with a pigment inkjet without much luck. There is vinyl
    white 'make your own bumpersticker' stuff you can buy at office depot
    type stores which is not bad. You might also look at 'decal' type products.

    Paul Furman

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    Paul Furman, Oct 9, 2008
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    Jurgen Guest

    The real problem with printing on glass is not so much how to do it
    (clear film is available from office suppliers and maybe Wall mart) but
    that only some selective printers used for car wrapping can print white.

    Whatever you do print therefore, is limited to black or a monotone
    image. OK for some things but if you want to print photographs, you'll
    need a printer that has white as part of it's ink set.

    Roland make such a printer but those I've worked with have to be
    constantly used to avoid the white pigment in the ink from clogging the
    nozzles. They also cost $50k plus to buy!.

    The clear film you can buy at office suppliers can't be washed. If you
    plan on using it on a door, make sure it's out of the hand mark region
    and preferably print it in reverse so you can put it on the inside.

    Hope this helps,

    Jurgen, Oct 10, 2008
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    jimkramer Guest

    I am looking to print a photograph, roughly 12" x 18" on a piece of glass
    slightly bigger than that.

    I've only found one place that even comes close:
    And I don't know if it is just poorly translated to English, but the claims
    seem to be a bit unbelievable.

    jimkramer, Oct 13, 2008
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    Bruce Guest

    Bruce, Oct 13, 2008
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    jimkramer Guest

    Nope, says quite clearly that they are printed on paper and sandwiched
    between acrylic sheets. I'm looking for more of a transparency effect.

    Thanks though.

    Most of the other solutions are decals or appliqués.

    jimkramer, Oct 13, 2008
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    Dudley Hanks Guest

    Are you looking to do colour? Or, would BW work as well?

    Going back about 100 years or so, BW slides were produced on a glass base by
    coating panes of glass with light sensitive chemicals and then exposing the
    plate using an enlarger.

    Probably not what you're after, Jim, but going really retro could be both
    interesting and yield a memorable effect...

    Take Care,
    Dudley Hanks, Oct 13, 2008
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    Bruce Guest

    Try this one, then:
    Bruce, Oct 13, 2008
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    jimkramer Guest

    jimkramer, Oct 13, 2008
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    jimkramer Guest

    Yes, I'm looking for color, otherwise I'd try to do some paint on silvergels
    jimkramer, Oct 13, 2008
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    Jurgen Guest

    I often get made albums with an "ice" front cover. These are 4mm Perspex
    with a metallic print bonded to them. There is no worldly reason why the
    same process could not be used top bond ENDURA Transparency and Clear
    Display Materials to a glass surface, making a clear, colour photograph
    on glass.

    I spoke to my album maker today and he agreed. He also neglected
    (declined actually) to name the adhesive he uses. I'd start by trying to
    find a water clear adhesive that will bond Endura clear film to glass.
    The rest is (should be) easy.

    Jurgen, Oct 14, 2008
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    Paul Furman Guest

    Paul Furman, Oct 14, 2008
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    Bruce Guest

    You seem to want to find fault where there is none. This company
    *does* deliver worldwide, otherwise why would they quote shipping
    prices such as GBP 49.00 to USA/Canada, as here:

    But that's the last time I will offer any assistance to someone who is
    so determined to be ungrateful.
    Bruce, Oct 14, 2008
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    jimkramer Guest

    Yes, Bruce I have a very negative attitude.
    Thank you.
    jimkramer, Oct 14, 2008
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    Scott W Guest

    You might check these guys out.

    I have had good luck with posters from them, I don't know much about
    the duratrans however.

    Scott W, Oct 14, 2008
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