Printing Your Glassware Has Never Been So Simple!

What to Consider When Printing Your Glassware

Glassware is high in quality and unlikely to be tossed away like plastic cups. Your cost of goods is as a result more expensive and requires precision screen printing to ensure there are no wasted product.

Glass can be printed with either UV or solvent based inks. UV inks offer an instant cure after printing but glassware typically requires pretreatment to maintain adhesion. The Fierosil is your solution for ink chipping from regular use and it can even protect your imaged glassware when in trying conditions such as the dishwasher. The UV inks must be exposed to UV light in order for the ink go through its chemical reaction to cure. Solvent based inks can air dry in a few hours or dry in the oven in few minutes. Solvent based inks typically do not require pretreatment for adhesion but they take longer to cure (a few minutes) and may dry to your screen, ruining it,  if left stagnant. Your scale of production is a great indicator for your choice of solvent vs. UV inks.If you are going to use UV inks, try our rotary index UVSP for curing your glassware. SA will work with you on what approach is best for your production.

Why Choose Systematic Automation

The Systematic Automation Model F1-DC is the industry standard for screen printing glassware (pint glasses, shot glasses, growlers & more). The popularity of the Model F1-DC among screen printers is due to a number of factors- it is easy to use, features industry standard print speed, will print any cylindrical product with quick changeover and is completely pneumatic (no electrical components to burn out our become obsolete). Those are only a few reasons why the Model F1-DC is the preferred machine for screen printers.

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Typical Applications

  • Pint Glasses
  • Growlers
  • Shot Glasses
  • Wine Glasses
  • Stemless Wine Glasses
  • Any Cylindrical Product