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Solid painted glass bottle with transparent stripe

Postby Wanderer » Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:31 am

Hello everyone,

I wanted to ask a question about our adventure of trying to have a glass bottle painted white except for two "twigs" on each side of it, and then screen print on the paint. This whole production is taking place in China and I guess that's part of the reason why we ended up with so many problems. We are now considering alternatives and we desperately need some enlightenment!

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The best and most affordable way we figured to pull this off, was to put twig-shaped stickers on the bottle, then spray it (white), then remove the stickers and then screen-print on the painted part. However, that proved to be very hard for a bulk of 30,000 bottles and perhaps without the right equipment. The biggest challenge was to remove the twigs without scratching the bottle or cracking the paint around them.

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My questions is: Do you know of a better way to paint a glass bottle a solid color, which would more easily allow the inclusion of transparent shapes? Would a specific type of equipment be necessary to produce that result?

Thank you a ton for any input as we are desperately trying to figure out a way to deal with this challenge...
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