We see glass in a different light…
Contra Vision has developed specialist, high quality printing techniques which enhance glass with one-way vision properties.
From outside, Contra Vision architectural glass is colored or decorative which enhances the appearance of buildings and provides privacy, solar control and manifestation fit to inspire architects to create modern architecture. From inside, the external facing glass color is invisible and the see-through is excellent.
Contra Vision Architectural Glass
- Decorative and colored glass: incorporate color and signature architectural features to building facades;
- Solar control glass: reduce solar heat gain, glare, UV radiation and air conditioning costs inside buildings;
- One-way vision privacy glass: hide the view into buildings;
- Glass manifestation including a reduction in bird collisions; and
- Screen for digital projections on buildings.
Exact registration printing of two layers of dots
Traditional methods of manufacturing one-way vision colored glass result in a product which distorts the see-through experience for people inside buildings. This is acceptable in some situations but in working and living environments it can adversely impact on people’s wellbeing.
Many modern buildings have a glass facade which is printed with white ceramic frit dots. The dots allow see-through from inside but the view appears milky and gray. With Contra Vision products the experience is significantly improved! We recommend Contra Vision® Ceramic XR™ (toughened screen printed glass) for economical and durable results.
The secret of Contra Vision is being able to print a second layer of dots in ‘exact registration’ over a first layer without any discernible overlap.
This means the white or colored dots are hidden from view on the inside by a black covering, which is much less noticeable to the eye. The black dots absorb rather than reflect light and are dominated by the view through the window.
Our exact registration printing (internationally patented) ensures there is no overlapping color in the dots which is visible from the other side. 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 the view from inside is blurred and disorientating.