Through years, Cugher focused its business on the development of automated machines and techniques of screen printing on flat glass.
Screen printing, also known as serigraphy, is a process that uses a frame as a master. The whole process of transferring the image into the desired material occurs through the passage of the ink through the frame, thanks to the movement of a squeegee bar across the frame.
Screen printing is more versatile than traditional printing techniques because different inks can be used to work with a variety of materials. For these reasons, screen printing is used in many different industries.
Cugher nowadays plays a leading role in flat glass printing market by offering complete solutions, customized and extremely versatile for every type of production.
The high engineering of Cugher screen printing machines guarantees:
- Excellent image definition
- Print repeatability: deviation of +/- 0,08 between one print and another
- Uniformity of the ink over the entire surface of the glass (20/30 µm for automotive sector)
- High productivity
- High coverage
As a result, screen printing on flat glass enhances the uses and value of glass, and thus the company provides its solutions for a wide range of industrial applications, from automotive to architectural.
The digital printing technique has in these recent years joined the traditional screen printing. The digital process consists in the graphic being processed by a computer and then printed directly on the surface of the products.
In particular, this newer solution allows to:
- Reproduce every project in real time
- Personalize the image from one print to another
- Print every color, with an infinite range of chromatic results and special effects
In March 2020 Cugher finalized the partnership with Tecglass, to combine the well-established screen-printing technology with digital printing in order to offer to its clients a single partner for the construction of industrial systems: from the simplest to the most complex and sophisticated ones.