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DigitalDistinctions™

by Viracon

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CONFIGURATIONS
   - ClearPoint™
   - CyberShield™
   - Insulating
   - Insulating Laminated
   - Laminated Insulating
   - Double Laminated Insulating
   - Monolithic
   - Triple Insulating

COMPONENTS
   - Coatings
   - Glass Substrates
   - Heat Treatment
   - Spacer
   - Silicone
   - Interlayer

ENHANCEMENTS
   - Argon
   - DigitalDistinctions™
   - Edgework
   - Holes
   - Notches
   - Silk-screen
   - Spandrel

PERFORMANCE
   - Solar
   - Acoustic

SIZES
   - BIG Glass

WARRANTIES

QUALITY

 

Now Available in BIG Glass Configurations.

The great possibilities of architectural design are now even more possible. DigitalDistinctions™ by Viracon combines the durability of ceramic inks with the versatility of digital printing into one proven solution for all glass-printing applications. A stunning technology that’s as beautiful and imaginative as it is functional.



Design Without Limits
DigitalDistinctions™ by Viracon finally removes the limitations of screen-printing. Now, you can print a vast number of colors on glass with complete predictability, repeatability and ceramic ink durability. Plus, you’ll enjoy the benefits of UV resistance, transparency, and scratch resistance, while applying Viracon’s solar control coatings directly over the digital image.

The artistic possibilities of DigitalDistinctions would mean nothing if they didn’t also meet or exceed functionality requirements. In fact, digital in-glass printing enhances the functionality of glass and the energy performance of your building by optimizing light diffusion and transmission, energy efficiency, solar control and the support of carbon emission reduction. Functionality has never looked this good.



Why Architects Choose DigitalDistinctions™ by Viracon:

  • Virtually unlimited design possibilites.
  • Low-E coatings can be applied over the ceramic ink.
  • Optimized energy performance.
  • Enhanced durability and beauty of ceramic ink.

 

Multi-color Images   Custom Designs   Multi-color Patterns
   
         
Graduating Patterns   Sepia Images    
     


DigitalDistinctions™ Dual Image
Dual image printing consists of a printed image or pattern on one side of the glass that is a different color or image than the other side of the glass. For example, black dot on white dot (as shown below).


 
Red Dots - As viewed from Interior   White Dots - As viewed from Exterior



DigitalDistinctions™ Simulated Etch Ink
Simulated Etch ink can be used alone or in combination with other ink colors to simulate the look of acid etched or colored etch glass.


         
    Etch Ink   Etch Ink with Color    



DigitalDistinctions™ Additional Design Options
DigitalDistinctions can also be used as a cost effective solution to simulate building materials.


     
Brick   Stone   Stone   Wood Grain


*Note: the above images are sample images intended to highlight the aesthetic possibilities available with DigitalDistinctions. Please contact Viracon at 800.533.2080 to discuss further design possibilities.



Standard and custom patterns can be printed in a vast array of colors by mixing the six basic ink colors: black, white, green, blue, red and orange-yellow.

 

 

DigitalDistinctions™ Design Guidelines
Images may be applied to any surface except the exterior (#1) surface.  Designs should be submitted to Viracon in the format and file types outlined in our Art File and CAD File Requirements.


Patterns
1/16” minimum dot, pixel or space

Coverage
DigitalDistinctions images can cover 100% of the central glass surface.  There will be a 2mm nominal clear, ink free border around all edges for glass without a coating. When a Low-E coating requiring edge deletion is selected, there will be a minimum 3/8” (9.525mm) clear, ink free border around all edges with coating deletion.

Dual Surface Patterns
Placing a pattern or image on two surfaces within an insulating unit is feasible however extreme caution should be taken during the design process to minimize the potential for a moiré pattern to appear. Recommendations for designing dual surface patterns can be found in our Ceramic Frit and Ink Visual Characteristics Tech Talk.

 

Moiré Pattern
Moiré is an optical phenomenon that typically appears as a wavy, rippled or circular pattern. It is formed when two regularly spaced, non-aligned patterns overlap. Moiré is not a defect in the glass, silk-screen or digital printing process but rather a pattern formed by the eye. For additional information, please review Viracon’s Ceramic Frit and Ink Visual Characteristics Tech Talk.

 

 

ALL DIGITAL PRINTS MUST BE APPROVED BY THE ARCHITECT OR BUILDING OWNER AFTER VIEWING A FULL SIZE MOCK-UP. AN ACKNOWLEDGEMENT FORM MUST BE SIGNED IF NO MOCK-UP IS ORDERED. 

 

Buyer shall be responsible for the accuracy of all documents, data, glass takeoffs, shop drawings, specifications, architectural drawings, and electronic design files furnished by Buyer to Viracon. Viracon shall not be liable for any errors or omissions in documents, data, glass takeoffs, shop drawings, specifications, architectural drawings, and electronic design files furnished by Buyer, including but not limited to drawings not drawn to scale, not accurately depicted glass sizes, not depicting glass edges, or that do not depict proper orientation of the glass. 




 


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 ART FILE AND CAD FILE REQUIREMENTS

 



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