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Printing on Glass

Posted on Mon, 11 Oct 2004 at 20:17



Hi all,

I'm wanting to print some reproduction instrument panels. The originals measure approx. 3"x12" and were done on 1/8" flat glass. It looks like the originals were silkscreened. (done on back side of glass and the pattern is mirrored)

I have since had a silkscreen made - but I'm having trouble gettting the lettering to look tidy. I keep ending up with fuzzy letter edges, and semi transparent lettering. Not exactly what I have in mind! This could very well be operator error/inexperience (me :-)), but I'm wondering if there is a better way of doing this. Maybe this wasn't how the originals were done (silk screening)?? The screen I have was professionally done on an aluminum frame and is very high quality fine screen and resolution.

Questions I have are:

1.What is the correct process for this project? What type of ink or paint should I use?
2.What would be the best way to do this today? The original glass panels were done in the 50's (very high quality workmanship)
3.Are there outfits out there that can do limited numbers of these parts for me?

Thanks,
Will

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