Sign & Digital Graphics

May '17

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48 • May 2017 • S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S SPECIALTY IMAGING DIGITAL GRAPHICS O ver the past decade, breakthroughs in flatbed tech- nology have allowed output providers to print photo- quality color images, logos, graphics and text onto glass for out-of-the box, distinctive applications on windows, mirrors, bottles and other objects. Printing on glass offers a unique opportunity to transfer a design or image into a surface that can act as a decoration or for advertising or branding. Glass printing can also be used for signage as well. Clear or frosted transparent signs offer a sleek, contemporary alter- native to the normal indoor or outdoor signage solutions. UV flatbed technology offers shops new profit opportunities for printing onto glass and mirrors Bill Schiffner is a freelance writer/editor based in Holbrook, New York. He has covered the imaging industry for 29 years and has reported on many evolving digital imaging technologies including wide-format printing and newer elec- tronic digital signage. He was the editor for a number of imaging publications and websites. He can be reached at Printing Glass Accents B Y B I L L S C H I F F N E R G L A S S P R I N T I N G This mirror graphic was printed onto a mirrored surface using a JFX Series printer. (Image courtesy of Mimaki USA)

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