Since there was no Mirror ink (mirror effect ink) for the glass up to now, mirror ink for resin sheet had been used. However, mirror effect was insufficient in this method, compared with original printing on resin sheet because the mirror ink is not optimized for the glass.
MIR-61000 Mirror Silver, developed as mirror ink for glass, has good printability on the glass and provides original mirror effect on the glass.
Therefore, the ink is optimum for the design applying mirror effect on the touch panel of glass substrate.
1. Mirror ink designed for glass
The ink has good printability on the glass because it is designed as such purpose.
2. Excellent mirror effect
As mentioned above, this mirror ink optimized for the glass can realize mirror surface with beautiful metallic gloss.
3. Excellent printability
The ink provides excellent printability by good thixotropic nature and suitable viscosity for printing.
It is also suitable for printing pattern such as negative letter and positive letter, etc.
Unlike metal plating, there is no use of environmentally hazardous heavy metal. Therefore, it is expected to reduce environmental management cost such as waste fluid management, etc.
This is an example of comparing mirror effect on MIR-51000 (left side) and MIR-61000 (right side) by placing bar-coded pen on the glass substrate printed with the inks.
MIR-51000, which is Mirror ink for resin sheet, was printed on the glass after adding additive. The ink becomes slightly whitish without providing original high mirror effect.
On the other hand, MIR-61000, which is Mirror ink for glass, realizes beautiful mirror effect on the glass.
Enlarged photo of background reflection in bar code of the pen
(Scratch was originally in the pen.)
MIR-51000, the mirror ink for resin sheet [Left-side photo] provides excellent mirror effect on the resin sheet of applicable materials such as polycarbonate or treated PET, etc., as with MIR-61000.
Please refer to the following report on excellent mirror effect of MIR-51000 Mirror Silver.