Screen Printing

//Screen Printing
Screen Printing 2017-06-07T13:19:24+00:00

Screen Printing is performed on either a semi-automatic printer or automated printer. We have option to produce in a Class 1000 or 10,000 cleanroom. The platform selected is dependent upon need and spec requirements. Inks are available in multiple colors including metallics and range from low temperature epoxies to high temperature frits.

JNS Glass, silk screened glass, near IR imaging lenses

Ekra X4

Minimum Thickness: 0.76 mm [0.030” ] Maximum Thickness: 12.7 mm [0.5”] Tolerance: ±0.13 mm [±0.005”] Minimum Size: 76.2 x 50.8 mm [3” x 2”] Maximum Size: 380 mm x 380 mm [15” x 15”]

Argon – Large Format

Minimum Thickness: ~1 mm [0.040”] Maximum Thickness: 19 mm [0.75”] Tolerance: ±1.016 mm [±0.040”] up to ±0.4 mm [±0.015”] Minimum Size: 460 mm x 460 mm [16“ x 16”] Maximum Size: 1828 mm x 1371 mm [72 “ x 54”]

Cameo/Saturn

Minimum Thickness: 0.76 mm [0.030”] Maximum Thickness: 25.4 mm [1.0”] Tolerance: ±1.016 mm [±0.040”] up to ±0.25mm [±0.010”] Minimum Size: 7.6 mm x 7.6 mm [0.3” x 0.3”] Maximum Size: 457 mm x 609 [30’ x 24’]

Custom Press

Minimum Thickness: 0.76 mm [0.030”] Maximum Thickness: 25.4 mm [1.0”] Tolerance: ±1.016 mm [±0.040”] up to ±0.25 mm [±0.010”] Minimum Size: 7.6 mm x 7.6 mm [0.3” x 0.3”] Maximum Size: 914 mm x 609 mm [36’ x 24”]:

Ink Types

Epoxy/Polyester:
– Color Black & silver (standard, custom available)
– Resolution Can print as fine as 0.127 mm [0.005”] minimum
– Thickness Requirements
Single Pass 10 – 12 μm
Double Pass 25 – 60 μm

Frit
Color Black & silver (standard, custom available)
Durability Higher durability than epoxy/polyester—more scratch resistant
Resolution Can print as fine as 0.305 mm [0.012”] Thickness Requirements < 0.051 mm [< 0.002”] Single Pass 35 – 60 μm

Etching & Bus Bars

JNS provides etching and bus bar applications per project specifications such as silver epoxy or conductive ink printed on an ITO or IMITO. The etching and bus bar process is available on the Ekra X4, Cameo 18, Cameo 30, and Saturn. L-shaped and U-shaped bus bars are also available through edge printing. The size and tolerance limitations are the same as standard screen printing.

Edge Printing

Edge printing for small to medium sized parts is available for any application with ceramic frit ink. Generally there are no limitations on part size or material thickness. However, for epoxy ink the largest part with edge printing is typically 72″ x 54″. Tolerances are up to ±0.010″.

JNS Glass, silk screened glass, near IR imaging lenses