We see Architectural Glass in a different light…

Contra Vision has developed specialist, high quality printing techniques which enhance architectural glass with a combination of benefits including one-way vision and privacy, color and decoration, solar control and shading, and manifestation for both humans and to eliminate bird collisions. From outside, Contra Vision® architectural glass appears colored or decorative, providing a distinctive look to modern buildings. From inside, the external facing glass color is invisible and the see-through is excellent, providing natural working and living spaces.

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Contra Vision Architectural Glass

Key Benefits

UN Plaza in USA with laminated glass

Exact registration printing of two layers of dots

Traditional methods of manufacturing decorative and colored architectural glass result in a product which distorts the see-through experience for people inside buildings. The view is either blurred, milky or has a unnatural colored tint, which can adversely impact on people’s wellbeing. See here for a comparison.

The secret of Contra Vision is being able to print a two layers of dots in ‘exact registration’, without any discernible overlap. This means the “outside facing” white or colored dots are completely hidden from the inside by a second layer of black. The black dots absorb rather than reflect light, providing a more natural black tint which is much less noticeable to the eye.

We recommend our internationally patented Contra Vision® Ceramic XR™ (toughened screen printed glass) products for economical and durable results. Exact registration printing cannot be achieved with standard digital, digital ceramic and screen printing technologies. If the dots are not printed with exact registration then the outside window can appear dirty (and it is impossible to achieve the right colors) and the view through the glass is blurred and disorientating. In particular, it is impossible to avoid “ink spatter” across the non-printed areas if digital printing methods are used, which severely undermines the see-through experience.

Contra Vision Architectural Glass
Multi-colored fritted glass facade, London
Coloured glass building facades, enhancing glass with decoration, solar control and helping to prevent bird strikes above certain heights.
One way vision glass at the berlaymont the european commission brussels

Glass louvre system with white Contra Vision dots for solar control, privacy and reducing bird strikes

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