Corning can now print excessive-res pictures on its Gorilla Glass

Corning can now print high-res images on its Gorilla Glass

Corning revealed a brand new use for its line of toughened contact surfaces on Tuesday, dubbed Vibrant Gorilla Glass, which can allow producers to print excessive-decision pictures on the fabric. “It offers a variety of colour prospects that you simply simply cannot get from conventional display printing processes,” Scott Forester, director, Gorilla Glass Improvements, informed me throughout a current name.

One of many challenges with glass is that it’s inert however how do you get stuff to durably persist with it? Corning did not disclose a lot element into the method and know-how, save that “We spent a little bit of time understanding inks and fluids, and the way these adhere to glass,” Forester informed me. “There’s a whole lot of mental property across the gear and ink formulation. It is a very totally different printing know-how than what you see immediately.”

Now, clearly, Corning is not planning to stamp pictures onto iPhone screens however the firm does see a market in entrance plates — ie the highest cowl of your laptop computer the place the brand resides — or the backsides of smartphones. “We have gotten a whole lot of curiosity from corporations that need to add their multicolor logos to units,” Forester stated. What’s extra, Corning is open to providing the know-how to advertisers and entrepreneurs earlier than probably providing it to shoppers as a personalization choice when buying new units from the producer. Ultimately, individuals could possibly swap out the producer’s emblem on the again of their system with a picture of their very own selecting.