Photos on Glass
Do you want to print your photos on glass? You've come to the right spot because we produce 1000's of pictures on glass per year! We can print your pictures on glass or produce custom glass prints at any size. We carefully package your glass pictures and ship them to you in less than one week. Whether you are a business looking for custom printing on glass or someone who wants photos on the glass to give as a gift, we've got you covered!
What if I need a lot of personal photos on glass?
Nonstop Signs can print as many personal photos on the glass as you need. We have printed up to 1000 photos on the glass in under two weeks for hotel room glass art. Our picture on glass printer prints glass on solid 4×8 glass sheets. We do not have fixed sizes for our photos on the glass so you can choose any custom glass size you want. If you're going to test 1 picture on the glass before placing a larger order, just let us know, and we can create a sample for you.
Can you print my photography pictures on glass?
We talk to a lot of photographers who want to get their pictures on glass. Glass pictures are a great way to show off your favorite shots and pictures. Printing your pictures on the glass is easier than you may think. Just send us over high-resolution images of the glass pictures you want, and we will double check them to make sure they look good. You will want to make sure your glass pictures are handled with care to avoid breaking the glass. We recommend putting your glass pictures in a frame, or we can custom cut glass holes for standoff mounting.
Can you produce 1 picture on glass or just a high volume of pictures on glass?
If you only need 1 picture on the glass that is not a problem for us. We use a digital printing process for our glass printing, so there are no expensive setup fees like when you screen print glass. The only issue we run into when printing only 1 picture on the glass is a lot of waste on the glass sheet. That makes printing a picture on glass much more expensive than producing a handful of pictures on glass. If you want to print a picture on glass, we recommend creating the glass print at a larger size to make it more cost-effective. Printing a large volume of custom pictures on the glass is much more cost-effective.
I need custom glass prints for my business
A lot of product and retail companies like custom glass prints for their in-store promotions. Custom glass prints can be an excellent way to showcase a high-end product. You will want to make sure your custom glass prints hang in a way that they cannot fall or break. A lot of companies also use custom glass prints as custom signage. You can use custom glass prints for glass lobby signs, glass conference room signs or glass reception signs.
Can you custom cut my print on glass?
Custom cutting your print on glass is easier than you might think. We can custom cut your print on glass to any size and any shape using our glass cutting machine. If you want your print on glass to stand out, this may be your best option. When cutting a print on glass, we recommend leaving a small portion of glass exposed, so your glass print doesn't chip or peel. When saving your artwork for your glass print, please label where you want the die line for your custom cut.
What type of printer do you use for printing on glass?
A lot of people ask us how to print photos on glass. When printing on glass, we use a printer called an Oce Flatbed. Picture a printer just like the one you have sitting at your desk except its massive and used for printing on glass. It can handle printing on sheets of glass up to 5×10 feet. The ink we use is UV ink so your glass photos should not fade when printing on glass. The ink is immediately dried using a bright lamp after printing on the glass.
Printing photos on glass is a pretty straightforward process if you have the right equipment. Before Oce flatbed glass printers, we used screen printing on glass. Screen printing on glass is still a good option for glass art but not an excellent choice for printing photos on glass. We always recommend screen printing on glass bottles or printing on glass jars.
Can you print white on glass photo prints?
Printing white ink on glass photo prints may sound like a strange question but let us explain. Most glass printing machines use a CMYK process, so they do not print white when printing glass photo prints. That means the glass photo prints will have a translucent look. Most people do not want a transparent look on their glass photo prints, so we highly recommend printing white for the most opaque look. If you decide you want the open look on your glass photo prints, just let us know, and we will leave the white ink off.
Is your glass printing on the front or back of the glass sheet?
When printing on glass, we can print on either side of the glass sheet. Most people think of glass printing as printing to the top of the glass sheet. That is an excellent way for your glass printing to come off with a crisp image. The alternative option for glass printing is called second surface glass printing. This digital printing process uses printing on the backside of the glass. We reverse your image and print the glass backward.
We then print a layer of white ink on the backside of your glass print. Printing photos on glass using this the most beautiful look because it brings depth to your photo on the glass. This second surface glass printing process can also protect your glass print and make it easier to clean. Although this is the most expensive process for printing pictures on glass, it is by far the nicest.
What sizes can you print my photo on glass?
We can print your photo on glass to any size over 1'x1′ foot. We can have your photo printed on glass as large as 5'x10′ feet. If you want a larger photo on the glass, we can panel several sheets of glass next to each other for a high-end look. Our most common size for a photo on glass print is 2×3 feet. Other familiar photos on glass sizes are 20×28 inches, 3×4 feet, 4×5 feet and 4×6 feet. All of our glass sheets are custom cut so feel free to save your photo on glass file to any size or shape. Our glass cutting machine will cut your photo on the glass to an accurate size within 1/128th of an inch!
Are my photos printed on glass safe to ship?
We understand that photos printed on glass can be dangerous to transport. For that reason, we make sure to package each of your photos printed on glass with bubble wrap and styrofoam. Before we ship any photos printed on glass, we make sure to get insurance for the package for your invoice amount. If there is any damage to your photos printed on glass during shipping, be careful not to cut yourself and give us a call right away. If you plan to ship your photos printed on glass in the future then make sure to pack the glass sheet correctly.
How long does glass printing take?
Glass printing usually takes us about five business days from receiving your artwork or photo. Glass printing with 25 or more images may take up to 10 days. If you are in a rush and need your class printing produced faster, we can always run your glass prints out same day or next day. If you require a hurry for your glass printing, please call us right away so we can help coordinate.
Do you use screen printing on glass?
These days we do not use screen printing on glass when printing on glass sheets. We stick to a strictly digital process when printing on acrylic glass sheets. We use screen printing on glass when creating custom glass bottles and printing glassware. Digital printing on glass does not allow for curved surfaces, so screen printing on glass becomes handy anytime you are not printing on a sheet.
How do I care for my prints on glass?
You need to be careful when cleaning your prints on glass. Although your prints on glass have UV inks, the ink can chip or scratch over time. If you want to wash your prints on glass, we suggest using a soft microfiber towel and Windex; you can buy both of these on Amazon. If you have any questions about cleaning your prints on glass, give our team a call anytime or Email us.
If you are scared of breaking your photos on glass, we recommend looking at our Acrylic Prints page for a similar product.