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Types of glass personalisation explained

Prints on Glasses Examples

Wondering how to customise your printed glassware? Want to know your printing options? We have prepared this guide so you can make the right choice when planning to promote your brand on glasses.

Silkscreen

Silkscreen Printing Example

This is a proven printing process in which the colours get printed through a fine-meshed fabric with a rubber squeegee. Each colour gets printed with its own stencil and thus in high-quality full tones. For direct printing and decal decoration, high-quality colour systems get used. The ceramic decoration requires a firing process in which the colours melt with the surface. Depending on the material, temperatures during firing will reach between 580 to 800 degrees Celsius. Organic colours offer brilliant shades and are free of heavy metals. These colours get applied to the item by UV light and special heat treatment. This innovative colour system can even decorate toughened safety glass.

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Silkscreen-direct-printing

Silkscreen direct printing example

This method sees decoration directly applied to glassware using a printing process that offers up to eight colours. It’s particularly cost-effective for large print runs.

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Decals

Decal On Glass Example

Decal is the method used for special printing requirements. Typical examples are photo-realistic logos, complex geometrical shapes and handle decorations. Other examples include decoration over edges, full-surface decorations or small multicoloured batches. The Decal process to the glass print is hand applied. Decals will print similar to your colour specifications or as a four-colour printing (CMYK) as part of a gang sheet process.

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Halftone Printing

Halftone Printing Example

Halftone is the reprographic technique that simulates continuous tone imagery using dots. These dots vary either in size or in spacing, thus generating a gradient-like effect. Halftone can also refer to the image that gets produced by this process.

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Flexi Print

Flexi Print Example

Flexi Print is a digital printing process suitable for almost all types of glasses. The method offers colourful, detailed and high-quality printing and an extended decoration area. Flexi print is suitable for Photorealistic motifs and personalisations. Small production runs are possible at manageable initial costs.

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Premium Print

Premium Print On Glass Example

A transfer ribbon gets used to apply a four-colour print. Ideal for photorealistic images with high colour and contract. Available in glossy and matt finishes.

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Etched white

Etched White Example

This process offers a cheaper alternative to engraving. Since it is a direct print, your logo will still have a homogenous print image with high edge definition. Etched white can get combined with other print methods and it’s ideal for small print runs.

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Flock Print

Flock Print Example

Your logo will stand out through the use of high-quality, velvety soft flock fibres. Flock Print can get implemented in one colour and with a minimum line thickness of 2 to 3 mm. Multicoloured decorations in combination with silkscreen-direct-printing are also possible.

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Galaxy

Galaxy Print On Glass Example

This special coating technique is possible on glass articles. The inside shines in radiant silver and the outside can get coated with a colour of your choice. Additionally, the glass can get imprinted inside or outside.

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Satin Finish

Satin Finish Example

By using a special surface treatment, glasses can obtain a milky/mat/frosted appearance. It is absolutely dishwasher safe and the satin finish can get combined with other decoration methods.

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Glossy

Glossy Glass Branding Example

This method which uses frosted glass creates a discreet and distinguished look. By removing the satin finish at the desired areas, your logo appears in clear glass. Glossy can be combined with other printing processes.

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Sparking Point

Sparking Point Example

Enhancing the optical impression of champagne by drilling a ‘sparkling point’, this method makes bubbly and other fizzy drinks appear to sparkle stronger and longer. It is a little known secret that this method is often used when ordering promotional Champagne flutes.

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Embossed

Embossed Glass Example

This method enables your logo to get embossed on glass and porcelain items. The effect gets enhanced by using different surface finishes such as Colour Dust or frosted glass.

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Precious Metal

Precious Metal Print On Glass Example

Real gold or silver can be printed. In one colour or in combination with other ceramic colours. Compared with the standard colour range, precious metals are only partially dishwasher proof.

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Metallic

Metallic Print On Glass Example

This is a substitute for Precious Metals. It is much cheaper and has good dishwasher resistance.

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Painty

Painty Glass Finish Example

Children will love this type of branding because they can paint your logo or image with coloured pens. We recommend printing the surface in white or etched to achieve the necessary contrast for the pens. Wash off the colours and paint the glass all over again!

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Milky

Example of Glass Finish For Milk, Juices

Milk or other juices can be a part of your logo by changing the colour of the background when poured into the glass. White areas are lithographically omitted so that the entire logo becomes visible when the drink gets poured into the glass.

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Window Effect

Window Effect Branded Glass Example

This is a clever method. When a liquid is poured into the glass, the printing will appear larger while creating a 3D effect

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Toughened Glass For Hot Drinks

Toughened Glass For Hot Drinks Example

Drinking glassware and glass cups can have a thermal treatment applied to them. This treatment achieves a robust finish so the glasses can withstand heat and are suitable for hot drinks. One or multi colours are available.

Do you know what type of printing or glass finish you want? Browse all glassware or contact our team for advice.

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Wheat Straw Promotional Products

Wheat straw is the stalk left over after wheat grains are harvested. Traditionally, it has been treated as a waste. In some countries, farmers burn it, contributing to air pollution and creating a public health hazard. However, these stalks still have value. By using wheat straw in our products, we are diverting material from the waste stream and using a reclaimed resource to make durable, lightweight, and compostable goods. Wheat straw production facilities are also located near wheat fields, to minimize transportation in the supply chain.

We have an extensive range of products made from wheat straw including cups, speakers, USB chargers, and sunglasses. Brand any of these products with your logo because branded is always best! Wheat straw promotional products are a great way to promote your brand whilst helping to protect our environment for the future.

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Copper Bar Accessories, Tools and Cocktail Making Equipment

Copper Bar Accessories. One of the great things about copper is that it can work with many different interior styles and themes. And if there is one reason many bar owners and managers opt for a style of barware, it is usually because it looks good with the decor or fits the theme and style of the bar.

Our copper bar accessories have been designed to provide a premium sheen to your cocktail service. Our range of copper barware gives a unique mixologist presentation on the bar top.

 

 

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New Bar Accessories

Just when you think we had covered every possible bar merchandise product, we’ve found even more products to bring you even more variety and unique products!  Whether you’re looking for illuminated ice buckets, branded point of sale products like beer towers, coasters, bottle openers or trays, we have a huge variety and variation on these products.   Bar accessories are some of our most popular product and for good reason, there are huge benefits to putting your logo on bar merchandise.  We have a huge range of price point and cover materials from plastic to copper.

 

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New Milkshake and Smoothie Glasses Range!

Branded milkshake and smoothie glasses: Get those orders in now for our new milkshake and smoothie glasses.  Your customers in January will be asking for healthy smoothies as they kick start their New Year healthy eating plans!  Check out our new range of glasses here! Brand all of these with your logo because branded is always best!