Festival Glass Ltd
Calderdale Business Park
Club Lane
Ovenden
Halifax
HX2 8DB

Tel: 01422 382696
Fax: 01422 368148



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HOW WE WORK

PRODUCTION

Our production facility is second to none we able to offer a fully automatic direct screen process up to 5 colour using thermoplastic enamel whcih gives a permanent high definition decoration.

IN HOUSE DESIGN FACILITY

All design and artwork is produced in house although through a separate company lamonica design, they have over 15 years experience in producing artwork for glass decorating, producing the right artwork and ensuring a quick response is crucial using an Apple Mac design platform enables us to produce high quality artwork. We are also able to offer a design facility where we take your idea and turn it into a full colour logo with years of experience it enables to get it right the first time.

IN HOSE SCREEN MAKING FACILITY

We make all our screens in house using steel mesh in all cases this gives a heavy deposit of enamel on the glass ensuring a high definition and bold decoration

FULLY AUTOMATIC 1 – 5 COLOUR DIRECT SCREEN PRINT

We are able to offer multicoloured direct screen printed glassware using a fully automatic 5 colour direct screen print machine

We use thermoplastic glass washer resistant enamels each colour is printed separately on its own station and automatically moves from station to station where each colour is laid down automatically and this enables us to produce tight registration as the glass is held on the jig by compressed air ensuring no movement of the glass. We can produce up to 1500 pieces in an hour producing a high quality 5 colour decorations in low volume this is a unique facility and the only 5 colour direct printing machine in the UK that offers low volume commitment minimum print runs start at 500 pieces

SINGLE COLOUR DECORATION ECTH GOLD OR SILVER

Using single colour 150 dubit machines we are able to direct screen 1 colour on most shapes of glass and the most unusual shapes again we can offer low volume commitment minimum print runs are as low as 100 pieces change over time is within minutes and we can produce up to 500 pieces an hour. Screen etch is one of our most popular process

IN HOUSE LINE AND CE MARK

With the new European directive which came into place in October 2006 which introduced the CE mark instead of the old crown stamp festival glass is now able to decorate the line and stamp at the same time as the decoration on over sized glass and for 10 20 oz to brim CE mark

TRANSFER APPLICATION 4 COLOUR PROCESS

When a design is of a complex nature and has multi colours and these colours can not be broken down to 5 spot colour for direct screen we use transfers which are hand applied these are made in Germany where many Brewery and Brands are multicoloured or include real gold or silver, they made up of the same glass enamels we use for direct screen but enables us to recreate pump clips or logos exactly

CONTIOUS FIRING FACILTY

Once complete the glass moves automatically to the nest stage where it goes through glass decorating furnace where the temepeture of the glass is taken up to between 560 – 620 degrees enabling the design to become a permant fixture on the glass, we do not fire our glassware in a kiln as you have no control over the temperature we use a glass decoratiiong furnace where you have total control over the temperature and build the heat up gradually it takes 90 minutes for the product to travel from one end to the other and you build the heat up slowly and have a long cooling period this enables a high gloss finish without loosing the colour or definition and allows us not to stress the glass.

PACKAGING AND DISTRIBUTION

We offer bespoke packaging most products that arrives from our main suppliers arrives in bulk once we complete the process we can pack the glass in any combination
Gift Boxes for retail, mail order, or any combination 6 12 24 48

We offer the total solution from 1 – 5 colour direct screen, single colour decoration, and multicoloured work

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Registered Company: 04498044 Registered Address: Woodland View House, 675 Leeds Road, Huddersfield, HD2 1YY
VAT Registered: 847742884