Glasshape VisionInk Printed Glass Brochure - Page 17

R Vision Ink CERAMIC PRINTED GLASS - BY GLASSHAPE Ink Control VisionInk has precision control of most print variables as illustrated below. Opacity Manipulate to change light transmission, varying degrees of privacy or visual impact or to accommodate smooth transition between colours or images. ‘Spot’ Colours Our six standard spot colours are shown here. These can be premixed to make hundreds of other ‘spot’ colours and we have direct matches for many RAL references. NB: there are six ink stations on the printer, using a bespoke spot colour means sacrificing one of the standard colours. Our design team can advise the implications (if any) on a case by case basis. Micron Control The thickness of the ink is controlled at a micron level to manipulate SHG, VLT, transparency and colour. Our design team can recommend the appropriate or required thickness for the best results. Patterns & Coverage Application of these (and other) patterns over an image during the processing stage is another tool we can use to manipulate ink coverage, influence SHG and VLT values, or deliver varying levels of visibility or privacy. Sample 1 - VisionInk Samples Complete certified glass solutions designed for your application Profiles ‘Process’ Colours By using the six spot colours and laying down dot combinations VisionInk images have the appearance of solid colour and high resolution when viewed at an appropriate distance. Hundreds of thousands of ‘process’ colours are possible, this illustrates just a tiny sample. • Colour Mode: VisionInk prints in a unique ‘colour mode’, BGWORK (Blue, Green, White, Orange, Red, Black). Your files may be supplied in any colour mode but the best results are achieved when you supply us with a file in RGB colour mode. During conversion, some information changes or simply cannot be replicated, but our software makes allowances. • We can achieve a ‘visible’ match in most cases, using a colour sample or the Pantone guide. NB: bright pinks cannot be achieved with current ink technology, this is due to lack of magenta in our colour mix (a magenta ceramic ink given current technology would need to be toxic (lead or cadmium based)). 15