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Custom Glass

Precision Upstate is proud to bring digital printed glass technology to the Upstate Region. This technology uses high-precision digital in-glass printing with vibrant ceramic inks for long lasting beauty. We can take any graphic, picture, art, or pattern and print or embed your design on a piece of glass. The result is a stunning, unique work of art for your home or business!

Get Inspired

We want to collaborate with you to spark your creativity! The capabilities are endless. We can push the envelope to inspire you and translate your vision into a beautiful installation. View our Showcase Home Virtual Tour for ideas and to see our truly inspiring workmanship.


Countertops & Backsplashes

Our custom countertops and backsplashes are award-winning! We can print any motive, picture, or design on the back of a piece of glass for a decorative and unique custom countertop or backsplash! Your home will have a standout design like no other home. We can print glass to look like stone or any design of your choice. If you can imagine it, we can print it.

Panels & Doors

Winner of the 2018 Best in Building Awards, our beautifully crafted wine cellar doors reflect the look of wrought iron painted directly on the glass! The possibilities for doors and glass panels in your home are endless - shower enclosures, closet doors, fireplace surrounds, and more! Precision Upstate will work with you to take your vision and print it on glass for long lasting beauty and style!

Wall Art

Commission a custom piece of art for your home. Incorporate your favorite sports team logos, replicate priceless stained glass, or select any image your heart desires! Backlit with LED lights, your custom wall art can glow and add a unique ambiance to your home.

Glass & Mirrors

We can design custom glass and mirrors for your home or business. We offer frames that can be applied to your existing mirrors. Everything we do can be custom designed to fit any size, shape, or color.

FAQ

The image is actually viewable from both sides, although up close, one side is slightly sharper than the other. Typically, one side will be the mirror image of the other side. So, if you print words, they will appear correct on one side and in reverse on the opposite side.

If you have a project which includes words or numbers, and you need to be able to read the text from both sides, we can print it using a special “Double-Vision” method.

It is illegal to print copyrighted material, unless you have acquired proper licensing and/or written permission from the copyright holder.

Not always. Since the inks have to be able to survive the tempering process (which reaches temperatures of over 980 degrees centigrade), the ceramic ink pigments must be made of inorganic materials. Currently, there is not a non-toxic equivalent for magenta (which is used in mixing Pantone colors), so there are some colors that we cannot match exactly and a color shift may occur.

Fun Facts: The ceramic inkjet printer that we use to print on glass is housed in its own climate-controlled room. It uses ceramic ink that contains ultra fine glass frit that is mixed with the inorganic pigment. The ceramic ink printing process uses various densities of ink on the surface and is measured in microns. (A micron is 1/1000 of a millimeter or 1/25 of a thousandth of an inch. There are 25,400 microns in an inch. Red blood cells are about 10 microns in diameter and human hair is usually between 10-100 microns in diameter.) The technology used actually releases tiny drops of ink that fall onto the glass surface where they mix to create a variety of colors. Because of the special way the colors are mixed on the glass, it is possible to see the image from either side of the glass. We can print up to 720 dpi.

Fun Facts: The ceramic inkjet printer that we use to print on glass is housed in its own climate-controlled room. It uses ceramic ink that contains ultra fine glass frit that is mixed with the inorganic pigment. The ceramic ink printing process uses various densities of ink on the surface and is measured in microns. (A micron is 1/1000 of a millimeter or 1/25 of a thousandth of an inch. There are 25,400 microns in an inch. Red blood cells are about 10 microns in diameter and human hair is usually between 10-100 microns in diameter.) The technology used actually releases tiny drops of ink that fall onto the glass surface where they mix to create a variety of colors. Because of the special way the colors are mixed on the glass, it is possible to see the image from either side of the glass. We can print up to 720 dpi.

The digital ceramic printing solution ensures long lasting printed images, which do not fade nor change in color, with absolute durability for many decades.

The digital ceramic printing on glass provides high resistance to chemicals. So the glass can be cleaned like any other glass.

Since the ink is fused into the glass, the printing will stand up to harsh weather conditions, providing long-lasting and vivid colors.

Dip-Tech digital in-glass printing removes all the limitations of screen printing which is:

  • Limited to up to 3 colors
  • Requires purchasing, maintaining and storing screens
  • High ink wastage
  • Low printing accuracy

With digital ceramic printing in-glass, you can print any design and any color in glass, with complete predictability, repeatability and ceramic ink durability.

The digital ceramic ink provides long-lasting, vivid colors that are fused into the glass for outstanding durability, even in extreme conditions:

  • Ceramic inks offer unmatched resistance to scratching, acid, UV and weather, ensuring long-lasting vivid colors.
  • During the tempering process, the inks are fused directly into the glass so that the printed image lasts as long as the glass. In all other digital printing, the ink is printed on top of the tempered glass and does not fuse into the glass.
  • Ceramic inks are compliant with the demanding industry standards for quality and durability.

The digital ceramic printing supports any exterior and interior functionality.

Exterior: Facades, canopies, balustrades, windows, etc.

Interior: Backsplash, doors, showers, office dividers, furniture, etc.

Yes, yes, and yes - the digital ceramic printing can be combined with any of the above.

Yes, the unique digital in-glass printing technology with ceramic ink supports light diffusion, light transmission, energy efficiency, solar control, conductivity, anti-skid, privacy levels and other functional requirements.

No, we can’t because the printed glass must be sent through the tempering oven to cure the ceramic ink which bonds it to the glass. Mirrors cannot be tempered, so no, we cannot print on mirrors.

No, we can only print on flat surfaces. However, it is possible for the printed glass to then be bent.

Kitchen backsplash in gorgeous printed glass. Easy to clean and quick to install.
Precision Upstate is the Capital Region's premier installer of quality custom building products with over 25,000 satisfied clients. We build trust and value into our relationships with homeowners, builders, architects, remodelers, and designers. We’re committed to our team members and being a positive participant in our community.
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