G.James Glass & Aluminium has invested in the next generation ceramic on-glass printing technology to enhance its ColourLite ceramic printed glass range. The new technology is well-known worldwide as a leading digital on-glass printing system.

G.James’ new capabilities will enable Australian architects and designers to get more creative with high-definition, full colour glass printing, including using photo-realistic images on printed glass for façades, feature walls, interior fitouts, signage and other architectural applications.

With its vivid richness, hardiness and imaging flexibility, on-glass digital ceramic printing is different from conventional printed glass technologies. The digital ceramic inks are made from microscopic glass particles and inorganic pigments fused to the surface of glass through the glass furnacing process, resulting in an extremely durable product with high fade resistance.

Lewis Saragossi, Managing Director and Chairman of G.James, says the company is happy to introduce new ColourLite capabilities to Australian architects and designers. The company selected this particular technology after researching the market for an option that would best match the needs and demands of the Australian customer.

G.James is able to deliver on a short lead time thanks to their three local manufacturing facilities in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

The new imaging software allows designers to accurately portray single images over multiple glass panels, allowing for a continuous design to cover the full extent of a building façade for maximum impact.

Key capabilities of the new on-glass printing technology include high definition 720dpi printing; glass thickness from 4mm to 19mm; automatic inline premix colour range; and sizes from 300 x 200mm to 4000 x 2300mm.