Idea, glass, decoration, success
many years IMS Glass Decor has been a company where even the most
bold ideas and different creations come true in the atmosphere of
technical development, responsibility and pleasant co-operation.
Imagine in a small village near Poznań surrounded by forests and fields,
nearby a pond and there, among houses at Złota 3 street, operates
the decoration factory which is named by the office workers ZŁOTKOWO.
Approx. 60 people are employed here. White buildings of warehouses
and production halls that are visible from a long distance hide the
every day effort to make decorations, sometimes in conditions of high
Glass chosen by the customer is delivered to the warehouse where it
awaits the quality reception. Then it is moved to production. Depending
on the kind of decoration chosen by the customer and on the kind of
glass, the glass is decorated by the method of indirect screen printing
i.e. decals or direct screen printing with the use of several different
printing machines. If, in case of decals, there are no restrictions
as for the colour, in direct screen printing in turn it is limited
by 8 colours. Rich experience from the co-operation with German producer
of decals, Ritzenhof Grafic fully confirms the thesis. Decals are
applied manually, which requires skilful hands and a sharp eye.
Italian and German printing machines, although limited by the number
of colours, print in so perfect way that after firing it is difficult
to determine the method used. Also gold is applied mechanically to
rims of drinking glasses and stemware, the glass is mechanically marked.
In different stages of production it is a subject to quality control
to check it finally before packing and dispatch to customer.
All decorations require thermal fixation in temperatures from 570°C
to 630°C. It takes place in four tunnel lehrs of length over 20
m. Abrasion resistance depends on firing temperature, the kind of
paint used and the kind of glass. Leaflets on conservation methods
of glass, attached to every carton, give further information on the
treatment of glass, which guarantees its long life.
The image which we want to show on glass may be a simple graphic,
but it also may be an image of a photograph. It may be usual, flat,
but also convex, i.e. relief. Relief may also be transparent, imitating
the effect of writing with glass. Also during production of glass
it is possible to get the effect of pressed emblem. Glass may originate
from regular offer of many glass factories, as it may also be designed
and made especially against order. In the other case, if the quantities
of the ordered glass are big enough, the cost of moulds should also
Glass Decor finds its special competitiveness in wide offer of beer,
wine, vodka, water or champagne stemware. It is thanks to co-operation
with HSG IRENA S.A. and
German glass factory Ritzenhoff Cristal AG, IMS has the access to
the highest quality glass produced mainly for export in HSG IRENA
on the production line imported from Germany. On the basis of long
time agreement, IMS has the exclusive right to export glasses.
Export of tumblers:
Export of stemware:
It does not mean, however, that we ignore other kinds of glasses.
There are decorated millions of drinking tumblers, hundreds thousand
of ceramic mugs and beer mugs, thousands of ashtrays, pots, bottles,
bowls, vases or plates or cups. IMS is able to deliver almost any
kind of packing according to the earlier approved design.
Our trump cards:
- monthly production ability: 2.500.000 pcs
- working capacity of decals 40.000 pcs/day
- 7 different machines for direct screen printing,
including an 8-colour state-of the-art. machine
- turnover for 2002: over 25 mln PLN i.e. over 6,25 mln Euro
- creativeness and flexibility in the range of form of packing
of decorated glass.
We expect our customers to provide us only with the initiative, as
designs can be prepared in the factory but also by the customer. In
the other case we only require the design to be stored on one of determined
data storage media. It is worth to remember that the factory prepares
designs free of charge, so just call the number (+48 61) 867-75-81
or send a fax (+48 61) 867-75-71.
We kindly invite to co-operation