Silk-Screened

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.

Silk Screened

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 Technical Support.
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) Vitro Starphire® Low Iron Clear Float Glass
1/4" (6mm) Guardian UltraClear® Low Iron Clear Float Glass
1/4" (6mm) Pilkington Optiwhite™ Low Iron Clear Float Glass

 

Gray
Gray Glass Products
Tinted
1/4" (6mm) Vitro Graylite® II High Performance Tint
1/4" (6mm) Vitro 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) Vitro Solarcool® Gray Reflective #2
1/4" (6mm) Pilkington Grey Eclipse Advantage™ Radiant Low-E #2

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Patterns/Frit Colors [+][-]

Silk-Screened Patterns/Frit 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.

silk screened patterns

Due to monitor color limitations, the colors above may vary. Consult factory for actual color samples.

White
Etch
Solargray®
Solarbronze®
Black
Solex®
Ford Blue
Lava Bronze
Warm Gray
Subdued Gray

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.

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