painting glass

would like some info on painted design's on game machines, like pinball,
etc. I know they are painted on the inside of the glass, but is it a
special glass paint or can any paint be use? Thank you
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racing John
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I believe those are actually screen printed. There are special glass inks for screen printing on glass. The inks have to be heat cured. Google is your friend.
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Moonraker
They would need to screen 1 color at a time. Seams very labor intense. Not knowing for sure. I would guess that they could use a large fired decal. Or just a color printed litho (paper) and glue it to the back of the glass. This was a popular decorative glass technique in the 1920's.
Vic
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Vic
They would need to screen 1 color at a time. Seams very labor intense. Not knowing for sure. I would guess that they could use a large fired decal. Or just a color printed litho (paper) and glue it to the back of the glass. This was a popular decorative glass technique in the 1920's.
Vic
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Vic
From what little I have been able to read about screenprinting on glass (commercial vs artistic), the ink will "dry" in about 60 secs or so after screening, so that another layer can be relatively immediately screened. A four-headed machine screening CMY and Blk isn't all that much labor for a production run of pinball games, etc. That ink only has to be "baked" to 350F. I don't imagine Bally themselves did the screening in house, rather sent it out to some job shop.
I don't know what the production runs would be to make decals? Seems to me the setup for a screenprinting operation would be much cheaper than making decals?
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Moonraker

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