IRIS Glass Primer - Special primer for printing flat glass with UV inkjet inks
IRIS Glass Primer - Special primer for printing flat glass with UV inkjet inks
IRIS Glassprimer - forms an adhesion layer between flat glass and UV inkjet inks
IRIS Glassprimer - forms an adhesion layer between flat glass and UV inkjet inks


Usage and purpose

The IRIS Glass Primer forms an adhesion promoting layer between flat glass and UV curing systems such as UV inkjet inks.
The primer is applied directly to the glass surface. Once the solvent evaporates, a transparent layer is formed providing a perfect chemical bond between the glass structure and the UV-cured inkjet inks.

Benefits of the IRIS Glass Primer

  • outstanding effect
  • superior UV-ink adhesion and moisture resistance
  • 100% transparent and crystal-clear
  • minimal odour
  • non-hazardous, does not need to be labelled
  • high efficiency (min. 100m2 / 1000 square feet per 1000ml)
  • dries at room temperature
  • 1-component system, ready for application
  • ease of use
  • compatible with all UV-inkjet systems (LED and mercury vapor)

Form of delivery

1-component system, ready for application


1000ml / 500 ml / 250 ml bottled in lightproof plastic bottles, bulk at request


up to 12 months in sealed bottle. Use up open bottle quickly.
Store dark and cool at temperatures above zero degrees Celsius.
Keep away from sunlight and heat.

IRIS Glass Primer Fact Sheet (pdf)


Happy customers in 52 countries worldwide - from Afghanistan to Georgia to the USA, from South Africa to Nigeria to Finland and many countries in between - are successfully using our IRIS Glass Primer for UV-inkjet printing on flat glass.

Here is what they say about our IRIS Glass Primer:

“Mimaki Europe has tested the IRIS Glass Primer for the UV-LED curing products that we make and we have had very good adhesion results with this primer on different types of glass. We at Mimaki would recommend the IRIS Glass Primer to users that are having difficulty getting the right adhesion with UV-LED printing on their glass products."

Mike Horsten
General Manager Marketing EMEA
Mimaki Europe B.V.


  • The use of protective gloves and glasses is recommended
  • Determine the atmospheric side of the glass*) - not the tin side - and clean it thoroughly
  • Use a lint free cloth or tissue to evenly apply wiping a small amount of IRIS Glass Primer
  • Let sit for 5 minutes
  • Remove liquid residues entirely by wiping and polishing with a lint free cloth or tissue until the glass is dry and completely clear. Larger glass panels can be polished residue-free with polishing machine and a soft buffing disc
  • Finally print the primered glass with UV-inkjet inks and let the inks cure for 24 hours
  • Primered glass can be stored in dark for 24 hours prior to printing

Processing instructions:

The glass surface to be treated and printed must be completely dry, free of dust, grease and other contamination. Do not apply IRIS Glass Primer at temperatures below +4 and above +50 degrees Celsius and at a humidity above 80% RH.

Possible hazards classification according to RL 1999/45/EG / according to regulation (EG) Nr. 1272/2008: no obligation for indication. Identification elements: none

At higher concentrations the glass primer can have a narcotic and irritating effect for the respiratory system. Care for good ventilation. The primer may cause skin- and eye irritation. The use of protective gloves and glasses is recommended.

*) To identify the atmospheric side of the glass we recommend the "TinCheck" instrument by Bohle (about 380,- Euro net)

TinCheck von Bohle

Tips for cleaning glass

Do not use glass cleaners containing tensides. Isopropanol (isopropyl alcohol) with some addition of alkali is the most appropriate glass cleaning fluid. Finally rinse with destilled water and dry completely before applying the glass primer. Always apply the primer to the atmospheric side of the glass (never on the tin side!).

IRIS Glass Primer


250 ml bottle 48,- Euro
500 ml bottle 83,- Euro
1000 ml bottle 140,- Euro

All prices are net in Euro without VAT, handling & shipping.
20% VAT will be added if applicable. EU enterprises with valid VAT/UID number and all other countries will not be charged VAT.
Please order by email. Make sure to send your correct shipping and billing address and the required primer quantity. If you are a company in the EU please also include the VAT number. We will send you our invoice kindly asking for advance bank transfer or PayPal payment. If you prefer to pay with PayPal please let us know. You will then get a separate request for payment by PayPal. All charges, expenses and taxes are to be carried by the customer. Once we have recieved the money or your transfer confirmation we will ship the primer.

Handling & shipping costs:
Austria: 9,- Euro
EU: 20,- Euro
all other countries on request

Shipping time within EU with federal Austrian parcel mail: 4-5 days after receipt of payment or confirmation of bank transfer, all other countries on request. Express-shipment on demand.

IRIS Glass Primer is only sold directly online and not through distributors or dealers. Please contact for your order.


Stefan Fiedler Imaging GmbH

Schönbrunner Strasse 213-215
A-1120 Vienna

T: +43-1-522 72 92
F: +43-1-522 45 62



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