Ceramic Digital Printing-customizing Glass Façade Design
Modern digital printing technologies using ceramic inks are providing new interesting opportunities for long-lasting decorations and optical effects on glass.
This way even multicoloured very large format images and decors can be printed and fired on glass providing reflective high-resolution prints, turning the functional glass skin of a building into a more or less translucent artistic screen. After a short introduction into the basic principles of the Ceramic Digital Printing technology and the world of Glass Façade Design the presentation will give an overview about the advantages and limitations of the Ceramic Digital Printing for architectural applications. Different design intentions, challenges and achievements will be presented and discussed. TOPAZ – a helpful concept of preceding considerations for the design process of glass facades will be introduced.