Building architecture, interior decor, automotive glass, beverage and cosmetic containers, drinking glasses and tableware – through years of evolution and innovation inkjet printing has become a trusted decoration technique for various glass types. ESMA Academy on 14-16 November 2023 explains and reviews inkjet’s strengths such as sustainable output, personalisation capabilities, precision and quality properties.
Where does surface tension come from? How long will pre-treatment last? How to achieve stronger ink adhesion? Which printhead will best match my substrate’s shape? Frit or UV inks? Infrared, UV-LED or UV Mercury? During lab-based sessions participants experiment with pre-treatment methods, ink characterisation, print parameters, ink delivery systems, drying and curing mechanisms, print quality, drop and colour management.
Whether you have already implemented inkjet in your operation or you are just at the beginning of the journey, ESMA Academy will walk you through all the steps towards a highly efficient decoration process. Invited are glassmakers, decorators, packaging manufacturers, OEMs, suppliers, brand owners and all impacted by the digital shift. Prepared and run by leading print technology experts, the course delivers the know-how necessary for investment, transformation and integration decisions.