Printed Glass vs Vinyls
One of the biggest advantages glass printing has over vinyls is its permanence and durability, which also means that it is more sustainable. The inks also contain no toxic-heavy materials, and is eco-friendly.
Its no-fuss installation is another attractive feature. With the image already printed and permanently fused to the glass – it just needs to be installed like any piece of flat glass. This is particularly convenient for complex patterns and graphics.
Printed Glass vs Screen Printing
Screen printing requires high fixed costs and long set up times as stencils need to be created for each colour. Glass printing enables on-demand customised runs, even for low-volumes, and a quick turnaround time due to lower and simpler setup requirements than screen printing.
Printed Glass vs Other Materials
Glass printing can also be used to replicate textures that you might otherwise not want to use, but like to look at (e.g. marble, wood, tiles, bricks, etc). By replicating these patterns on glass instead, it is easier to clean, it can be more durable, and may even be more economical.
The ability to print on multi-pane projects means that, where replacements are necessary, individual panes can be printed to match the existing panels perfectly without further refurbishment. This is both environmentally friendly and cost-efficient.