Silk-Screened

Introduction

What is Silk-Screened Glass?
Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® silk-screened ceramic enamel frit products offer building designers exciting and different ways to customize exterior and interior glass, by using standard and custom screened patterns in a variety of colors. Silk-Screened glass is offered monolithically, in insulating glass units, or as laminated glass, providing beauty, safety and functionality.

Where should I use it?
All-Glass Entrances, Interior Partitions, Signage, Storefronts, Exterior Window Walls, Commercial Fixed and Operable Windows, Canopies and Skylights.

    Applications

    Silk-Screened Applications

    • Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® offers a variety of silk-screened decorative glass products to satisfy a wide range of applications. Light frit colors and certain pattern designs can cause enhanced brightness when viewed from indoors under certain daylight and background sky conditions, while dark frit colors will tend to reduce glare. Applications include transparent and translucent silk-screened glass for interior applications, including glass doors, partitions, handrails, glass ceilings, floors, bathrooms, elevator walls, shower enclosures, court walls for racket sports and sneeze guards for food service.

    Capabilities

    Silk-Screened Capabilities

    • Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® silk-screened glass is available in the following size configurations:
      Thickness: 1/8" through 1/2".
      Size: Maximum size is generally 72" x 120".
      Minimum size is 12" x 12".
      The maximum glass size will vary with glass thickness and equipment capabilities.

    Characteristics

    Silk-Screened Characteristics

    • Most heat-treated silk-screened glass is not permanently marked with a logo unless it is specifically requested at the time of placing an order. The design professional is responsible for specifying the use of a logo as required to meet the governing building codes. Heat-treated glass (fully tempered or heat-strengthened) complies with ASTM Standards C1036 and C1048, and fully tempered glass meets ANSI Z97.1 and CPSC 16 CFR 1201 safety glazing standards. Silk-Screened decorative glass supplied fully tempered in Canada complies with CAN/CGSB-12.1-M90.

    Description

    Silk-Screened Description

    • Available in one-piece orders or high-volume runs, silk-screened decorative glass is custom-made by transferring a silk-screen image to the glass and then processing it through a horizontal tempering furnace. Each individual lite is screen-printed with the desired pattern and ceramic enamel frit color. The ceramic frit can be silk-screened onto the glass substrate in one of three standard patterns, dots, lines, holes, or in a full-coverage application. In addition, custom patterns can be easily duplicated on the glass. Depending on the pattern and the color, the glass lite can be made transparent, translucent or opaque.

    Glass Colors

    Decorative Glass Colors

    • Spandrel Paint Colors: Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® offers a complete line of ceramic enamel frit in the following standard color options: Black, Graylite®, Grey Black, Warm Grey, Solargray®, Charcoal, Solarbronze®, Lava Bronze, Ford Blue, Solex®, EverGreen™ and White. Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® offers the following standard color options: Black, Graylite®, Grey, Charcoal, Bronze, Blue, Blue-Green, Green and EverGreen™. Custom colors for ceramic enamel frit are also available.

      Spandrel Glass Colors: The glass types listed below are included in the Spandrel offering. Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® offers a variety of glass products to meet your architectural glazing design needs. Please contact Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® for product availability and performance data as this information is subject to change without notice.

      Assistance Options:

      1. Call toll-free, 866-653-2278.
      2. Send e-mail to support@obe.com.
    • Clear
      Clear Glass Products
      Clear
      1/4" (6mm) Clear Float Glass
      Reflective
      1/4" (6mm) Pilkington Clear Eclipse Advantage™ Radiant Low-E #2

       

      Low Iron
      Low Iron Glass Products
      Low Iron
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Starphire® Low Iron Clear Float Glass
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian UltraWhite™ Low Iron Clear Float Glass
      1/4" (6mm) Pilkington Optiwhite™ Low Iron Clear Float Glass

       

      Gray
      Gray Glass Products
      Tinted
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Graylite® II High Performance Tint
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solargray® Tint Float Glass
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian CrystalGray® Tinted Float Glass
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian Gray Tinted Float Glass
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian MidnightGray™ High Performance Tint
      1/4" (6mm) Pilkington SuperGrey™ High Performance Tint
      Reflective
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarcool® Gray Reflective #2
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarcool® Graylite® Reflective #2
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Vistacool™ Solargray® Reflective #2
      1/4" (6mm) Pilkington Grey Eclipse Advantage™ Radiant Low-E #2

       

      Bronze
      Bronze Glass Products
      Tinted
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarbronze®
      Reflective
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarcool® Bronze Reflective #2
      1/4" (6mm) Pilkington Bronze Eclipse Advantage™ Radiant Low-E #2

       

      Green
      Green Glass Products
      Tinted
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Atlantica™ High Performance Tint
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solexia™ Tinted Float Glass
      1/4" (6mm) Guardian TwilightGreen™ High Performance Tint
      1/4" (6mm) Pilkington EverGreen™ High Performance Tint
      Reflective
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarcool® Solexia™ Reflective #2
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Vistacool™ Atlantica™ Reflective #2
      1/4" (6mm) Pilkington EverGreen™ Eclipse Advantage™ Radiant Low-E #2

       

      Blue Green
      Blue Green Glass Products
      Tinted
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Azuria™ High Performance Tint
      1/4" (6mm) Pilkington Optifloat™ Blue-Green Tinted Float Glass
      Reflective
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarcool® Azuria™ Reflective #2
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Vistacool™ Azuria™ Reflective #2
      1/4" (6mm) Pilkington Blue-Green Eclipse Advantage™ Radiant Low-E #2

       

      Blue
      Blue Glass Products
      Tinted
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Optiblue®
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Pacifica™ High Performance Tint
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarblue™
      1/4" (6mm) Pilkington Arctic Blue™ High Performance Tint
      Reflective
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarcool® Pacifica™ Reflective #2
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarcool® Solarblue™ Reflective #2
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Vistacool™ Pacifica™ Reflective #2
      1/4" (6mm) Pilkington Arctic Blue™ Eclipse Advantage™ Radiant Low-E #2

       

      Silver
      Silver Glass Products
      Reflective
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarcool® Azuria™ Reflective #1
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarcool® Bronze Reflective #1
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarcool® Gray Reflective #1
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarcool® Graylite® Reflective #1
      1/4" (6mm) PPG Solarcool® Solexia™ Reflective #1
      1/4" (6mm) Pilkington Clear Eclipse Advantage™ Radiant Low-E #2
    Patterns/Frit Colors

    Silk-Screened Patterns/Frit Colors

    • Silk-screened Paint Colors: Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® offers a complete line of ceramic enamel frit in the following standard color options: White, Etch, Solargray®, Solarbronze®, Black, Solex®, Ford Blue, Lava Bronze, Warm Gray and Subdued Gray. Custom colors for ceramic enamel frit are also available.

      Patterns/Frit Colors
       
       
       
       
       
      White Etch Solargray® Solarbronze®
       
       
       
       
       
      Black Solex® Ford Blue Lava Bronze
       
       
       
       
      Warm Gray Subdued Gray    
       
      Due to monitor color limitations, the colors above may vary. Consult factory for actual color samples.
    Performance Data

    Silk-Screened Performance Data

    •   Transmittance % Reflectance %         U-Value
           (or U-Factor)
      Glass
      Product 
       Visible  Total Solar   Visible
      Out 
       Visible
      In 
       Solar
      Out
       Winter   Summer  Shading
       Coefficient 
       Solar Heat
      Gain
       Coefficient 
       Relative
      Heat Gain 
      Clear 61 52 15 26 22 1.09 1.05 0.69 0.59 153
      Green 53 32 12 26 10 1.09 1.11 0.56 0.48 128
      Gray 31 28 6 24 9 1.09 1.12 0.53 0.46 122
      Bronze 38 34 8 25 11 1.09 1.11 0.57 0.49 130
      Blue 39 32 8 25 10 1.09 1.11 0.56 0.48 128
      Blue-Green 52 33 12 25 11 1.09 1.11 0.57 0.49 130
      Azuria™(Azurlite®)  47 22 10 25 7 1.09 1.13 0.49 0.42 114
      EverGreen™ 46 23 10 25 7 1.09 1.13 0.50 0.43 116

        Transmittance % Reflectance %         U-Value
           (or U-Factor)
      Glass
      Product 
       Visible  Total Solar   Visible
      Out 
       Visible
      In 
       Solar
      Out
       Winter   Summer  Shading
       Coefficient 
       Solar Heat
      Gain
       Coefficient 
       Relative
      Heat Gain 
      Clear 54 46 16 31 25 1.09 1.06 0.63 0.54 141
      Green 47 28 13 30 12 1.09 1.11 0.52 0.45 120
      Gray 27 25 7 29 10 1.09 1.12 0.50 0.43 116
      Bronze 33 30 8 29 12 1.09 1.11 0.54 0.46 124
      Blue 35 28 9 29 11 1.09 1.11 0.53 0.45 122
      Blue-Green 46 29 13 30 12 1.09 1.11 0.53 0.46 122
      Azuria™(Azurlite®)  42 20 11 30 8 1.09 1.13 0.47 0.40 110
      EverGreen™ 41 20 10 30 8 1.09 1.13 0.47 0.40 110

        Transmittance % Reflectance %         U-Value
           (or U-Factor)
      Glass
      Product 
       Visible  Total Solar   Visible
      Out 
       Visible
      In 
       Solar
      Out
       Winter   Summer  Shading
       Coefficient 
       Solar Heat
      Gain
       Coefficient 
       Relative
      Heat Gain 
      Clear 47 40 17 35 28 1.09 1.07 0.57 0.49 129
      Green 41 24 14 35 13 1.09 1.12 0.49 0.42 114
      Gray 24 22 7 34 11 1.09 1.12 0.48 0.41 112
      Bronze 29 26 9 34 14 1.09 1.11 0.50 0.43 116
      Blue 30 24 9 34 13 1.09 1.12 0.49 0.42 114
      Blue-Green 41 25 13 35 14 1.09 1.11 0.49 0.42 114
      Azuria™(Azurlite®)  37 17 12 34 8 1.09 1.13 0.45 0.38 106
      EverGreen™ 36 17 11 34 9 1.09 1.13 0.44 0.38 104
      (1) 1/4" (6mm) thick lite with a white frit pattern on surface No. 2 (inside surface).
         Values based on measured samples. Actual values may vary with glass/frit thickness, paint lots and other process parameters.

        Transmittance % Reflectance %         U-Value
           (or U-Factor)
      Glass
      Product 
       Visible  Total Solar   Visible
      Out 
       Visible
      In 
       Solar
      Out
       Winter   Summer  Shading
       Coefficient 
       Solar Heat
      Gain
       Coefficient 
       Relative
      Heat Gain 
      Clear 53 37 15 27 23 1 1.02 0.55 0.47 124
      Green 47 23 12 26 11 1 1.06 0.47 0.41 109
      Gray 27 20 6 25 9 1 1.06 0.45 0.39 105
      Bronze 33 24 8 25 12 1 1.06 0.48 0.41 111
      Blue 34 23 8 25 11 1 1.06 0.47 0.41 109
      Blue-Green 46 24 12 26 11 1 1.06 0.48 0.41 111
      Azuria™(Azurlite®)  41 16 10 26 7 1 1.07 0.43 0.37 101
      EverGreen™ 40 16 10 26 8 1 1.07 0.42 0.36 99

        Transmittance % Reflectance %         U-Value
           (or U-Factor)
      Glass
      Product 
       Visible  Total Solar   Visible
      Out 
       Visible
      In 
       Solar
      Out
       Winter   Summer  Shading
       Coefficient 
       Solar Heat
      Gain
       Coefficient 
       Relative
      Heat Gain 
      Clear 47 33 16 30 26 1 1.02 0.51 0.44 116
      Green 41 20 13 30 12 1 1.06 0.44 0.38 103
      Gray 24 18 7 29 10 1 1.07 0.43 0.37 101
      Bronze 29 21 8 29 13 1 1.06 0.45 0.36 105
      Blue 30 20 9 29 12 1 1.06 0.44 0.38 103
      Blue-Green 41 21 13 30 13 1 1.06 0.45 0.39 105
      Azuria™(Azurlite®)  37 14 11 30 8 1 1.07 0.41 0.35 97
      EverGreen™ 36 14 10 30 8 1 1.07 0.41 0.35 97

        Transmittance % Reflectance %         U-Value
           (or U-Factor)
      Glass
      Product 
       Visible  Total Solar   Visible
      Out 
       Visible
      In 
       Solar
      Out
       Winter   Summer  Shading
       Coefficient 
       Solar Heat
      Gain
       Coefficient 
       Relative
      Heat Gain 
      Clear 47 40 17 35 28 1.09 1.07 0.57 0.49 129
      Green 36 17 14 34 13 1 1.06 0.42 0.36 99
      Gray 21 15 7 33 11 1 1.07 0.41 0.35 97
      Bronze 26 18 9 33 14 1 1.06 0.42 0.36 99
      Blue 27 17 9 34 13 1 1.06 0.42 0.36 99
      Blue-Green 36 18 13 34 14 1 1.06 0.42 0.36 99
      Azuria™(Azurlite®)  32 12 12 34 9 1 1.07 0.39 0.33 93
      EverGreen™ 31 12 11 34 9.0 1.0 1.05 0.30 0.26 75
      (1) Outer lite: 1/4" (6mm) thick lite with a white frit pattern on surface No. 2 (inner surface of the outer lite).
         Interlayer: 0.060" (1.52mm), clear PVB. Inner lite: 1/4" (6mm) clear. Values based on measured samples.
         Actual values may vary with glass/frit thickness, paint lots and other process parameters.

        Transmittance % Reflectance %         U-Value
           (or U-Factor)
      Glass
      Product 
       Visible  Total Solar   Visible
      Out 
       Visible
      In 
       Solar
      Out
       Winter   Summer  Shading
       Coefficient 
       Solar Heat
      Gain
       Coefficient 
       Relative
      Heat Gain 
      Clear 55 41 18 29 24 0.48 0.55 0.58 0.5 123
      Green 47 25 14 29 11 0.48 0.57 0.43 0.37 93
      Gray 28 22 7 27 10 0.48 0.58 0.39 0.34 87
      Bronze 34 27 9 28 12 0.48 0.57 0.44 0.38 96
      Blue 35 25 9 28 11 0.48 0.57 0.43 0.37 93
      Blue-Green 47 26 14 28 12 0.48 0.57 0.43 0.37 95
      Azuria™(Azurlite®)  42 18 12 28 7 0.48 0.58 0.35 0.3 77
      EverGreen™ 41 18 12 28 7 0.48 0.58 0.36 0.31 79

        Transmittance % Reflectance %         U-Value
           (or U-Factor)
      Glass
      Product 
       Visible  Total Solar   Visible
      Out 
       Visible
      In 
       Solar
      Out
       Winter   Summer  Shading
       Coefficient 
       Solar Heat
      Gain
       Coefficient 
       Relative
      Heat Gain 
      Clear 49 37 18 33 27 0.48 0.55 0.52 0.45 112
      Green 43 22 15 32 13 0.48 0.57 0.39 0.34 86
      Gray 24 20 8 31 11 0.48 0.58 0.37 0.32 82
      Bronze 30 24 9 31 13 0.48 0.57 0.41 0.35 90
      Blue 32 22 10 31 12 0.48 0.57 0.39 0.34 86
      Blue-Green 42 23 15 32 13 0.48 0.57 0.4 0.34 88
      Azuria™(Azurlite®)  38 16 13 32 8 0.48 0.58 0.33 0.28 74
      EverGreen™ 37 16 11 32 8 0.48 0.58 0.33 0.28 74

        Transmittance % Reflectance %         U-Value
           (or U-Factor)
      Glass
      Product 
       Visible  Total Solar   Visible
      Out 
       Visible
      In 
       Solar
      Out
       Winter   Summer  Shading
       Coefficient 
       Solar Heat
      Gain
       Coefficient 
       Relative
      Heat Gain 
      Clear 43 32 19 36 29 0.48 0.56 0.47 0.4 101
      Green 37 19 15 36 13 0.48 0.57 0.36 0.31 79
      Gray 22 18 8 35 11 0.48 0.58 0.34 0.29 76
      Bronze 26 21 10 35 15 0.48 0.57 0.37 0.32 82
      Blue 27 19 10 35 13 0.48 0.57 0.35 0.31 79
      Blue-Green 37 20 14 36 15 0.48 0.57 0.36 0.31 80
      Azuria™(Azurlite®)  34 14 13 35 8 0.48 0.58 0.3 0.26 69
      EverGreen™ 33 14 12 35 9 0.48 0.58 0.3 0.26 68
      (1) Outer lite: 1/4" (6mm) thick lite with a white frit pattern on No. 2 surface (inner surface of the outer lite).
         Airspace: 1/2" (12mm) thick. Inner lite: 1/4" (6mm) clear. Values based on measured samples.
         Actual values may vary with glass/frit thickness, paint lots and other process parameters.
    Specifications

    Silk-Screened Specifications 088100_silkscreened_2013_rev.doc

    Literature

    • Silk-Screened Sell Sheet(PDF)
    • Silk-Screened Technical Data(PDF)