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Post Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:07 pm

Anyone doing printed glass splashbacks? If so how are you printing?

Hi All,
I've just been asked if I can do a printed splashback to go in a kitchen. The architect had apparently suggested a digital print on Digimura but I am thinking it may be better/more durable to do a reverse print on clear with white vinyl laminate, mounted on the back of a toughened glass panel. I've done this a fair bit recently for display panels on standoffs but never as a splashback.
I was just wondering if anyone here has done them & if so what type of vinyl (presume a polymeric at least if going behind a range to avoid possible shrinkage?) & how do you finish the install? Do you clear silicone around the edges to seal it all to the walls?
It seems to be a bit of a growing market.

Thanks Myles
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Post Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:26 pm

Re: Anyone doing printed glass splashbacks? If so how are you printing?

Print onto cleAr and back with white as you would with most window graphics. Do a few never had any come back

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Post Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:43 pm

Re: Anyone doing printed glass splashbacks? If so how are you printing?

as denise says...
i wouldn't bother sealing as long as your using a solvent based adhesive it will be fine. actually, even water based i wouldnt, it should not come into water to any extent that it will effect the adhesive.
I would use a polymeric though...
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Post Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:00 pm

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I do it exactly as Denise with MD5
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Post Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:52 pm

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Thanks Denise & all, Out of interest what thickness glass would you use? I was thinking probably 6mm
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Post Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:56 pm

Re: Anyone doing printed glass splashbacks? If so how are you printing?

3mm toughened should do it fine. it's a splashback , not a guard!

Use a toughened with either ariste edges, but if they are willing to pay, get a polished edge as its much nicer.

Silicone sounds horrible to seal it after expense of toughened glass and printed rear... why not make it a feature and raise it on aluminium locators? this allowing it to easily be removed and wiped down properly and more hygienically for the likes of a kitchen. just a thought... :smiles:
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Post Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:10 am

Re: Anyone doing printed glass splashbacks? If so how are you printing?

Robert Lambie wrote:Silicone sounds horrible to seal it after expense of toughened glass and printed rear... why not make it a feature and raise it on aluminium locators? this allowing it to easily be removed and wiped down properly and more hygienically for the likes of a kitchen. just a thought... :smiles:


Yes I get what you're saying there Rob but personally, I think a well executed clear silicone would be virtually invisible & actually a lot more hygienic than having potential food splashes getting behind standoff panels which for a customer to have to be constantly removing to clean behind seems like a disaster waiting to happen!! Whoops! how did that glass panel smash!! :blushing:
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Post Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:22 am

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Tbh the customer has alway brought the glass in themselves. From memory it was 5/6mm thick with rounded edges
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Post Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:23 am

Re: Anyone doing printed glass splashbacks? If so how are you printing?

You could be right Myles, it's not my thing i guess mate. but i also think it really depends on how big a coverage this splash-back is.
My reply/thinking was behind the cooker area only, where you can lift the rings and all to clean the cooker top anyway, "periodically".
if you are doing the whole kitchen worktop area then maybe a permanently sealed panel is best.
however, let's say you print some funky design. 2 years later they hate it! and want it changed....
if you do it with an easy no-tools removable panel, they can bring it to you and you get repeat business and refit in minutes themselves... and it is also a up-sellable feature!
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Post Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:28 am

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These were the kind of thing i had in mind when you said splash back.
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Post Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:55 pm

Re: Anyone doing printed glass splashbacks? If so how are you printing?

I've done a dew of these on glass..bear in mind, any dust or debris will show very obviously. I've stopped doing them now as it's almost impossible to fit without something getting under the vinyl and the customer rejecting the print. If you're going to do it, price accordingly.
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Post Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:45 am

Re: Anyone doing printed glass splashbacks? If so how are you printing?

We sometimes use these guys for printed glass panels for some of our signs. They've taken it to the next level! Some of their photos are fantastic...

http://www.southerncountiesglass.co.uk/digital.html

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