GLITTER – VARNISHING

GLITTER – VARNISHING

Half-sphere

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Processing: glitter champagne-coloured effect on a half sphere (plastic material).

Issue: The customer asked for the realisation of a glitter effect capable of covering a half-sphere top of black plastic, entirely. The requests of the customer were specific: to obtain a champagne colour and a smooth surface to the touch, maintaining at the same time the typical brilliance of glitter. These requests involved some difficulties linked to the characteristics of the glitter and to the processing of this material.

Solution:The first problem regarded the champagne colour requested by the customer. We made some attempts in the laboratory in order to achieve the desired colouring. This happened by mixing different colours of glitter among which gold, silver and sand. To cover the base surface entirely, we splashed different sizes of glitter on the half-sphere.

The other problem was how to make smooth glitter to the touch, because normally is very rough, and how to obtain a polished effect in order to highlight the brilliance of glitter. In order to have these, we treated the half-sphere with a first UV varnishing, followed by a phase of splashing of the glitter and by a second coat of varnishing

Developments: Today the glitter together with the flock is the most demanded technique both in the cosmetic world and in the perfumery. Thanks to glitter, we can obtain different effects such as soft effect and various types of colouring. The glitter can be applied on glass, plastic and metal, always obtaining excellent colour fastness.

The other peculiarity of the glitter signed by In.Deco is that decorations can be printed on this surface. For example, on a glitter top we can pad print a logo, and on a bottle of mascara we can print a screen printing. This is possible thanks to the decorable polished finishing which allows other consecutive prints.

Shown below images of the last works made with the glitter effect