Glass Graphics Designer
- 3DS Groupe
- Pilkington North America
- Saint Gobain Glass
Dior Flagship – Chicago
A Curtainwall of Cannage for Christian Dior’s Chicago flagship, with 29 Insulated Glass Units up to 146″ in length, laminated, tempered, and digitally-printed.
”This job tested us on fine line resolution, color matching on all samples,Joe LindseyDigital Print Specialist
superior glass prep and clean room standards to achieve perfect print quality.
Chicago’s first Christian Dior flagship, 931 North Rush Street.
Inspired by Peter Marino–designed Dior flagship store in Paris, Chicago’s two-story boutique is crowned with a star.
Fabrication Details: 29 Insulated Glass Units up to 64” x 146” in size
Tempered using a Saint Gobain low E, thermal insulation glass combing solar control with thermal insulation properties and Pilkington Optiwhite, a low-iron extra clear float glass with very high light transmission for transparency and purity of color.
Laminated with a clear PVB interlayer, this high-end retail storefront has the safest glass available, and will remain intact, transparent and functional even if broken.
Surface two of the exterior laminate was digitally printed multiple times with a white, cannage pattern. The digital printing process applies ceramic ink directly to the glass surface. After printing, the glass goes through our tempering oven; fusing the ceramic ink permanently into the surface of the glass. This results in powerful resistance to scratching, UV, and weather; ensuring long-lasting vivid colors. The printed glass can then be laminated or insulated.
AGNORA can digitally print up to a maximum size of 130″x300″, providing digital in-glass solutions that combine the durability of ceramic inks with the versatility of digital printing. Whether searching for functional solutions such as solar control or seeking leading-edge technology for artistically vibrant and creative visual displays, digital ceramic printing offers a field-proven solution for exterior and interior glass printing applications.
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