Glass has become the number one cause of bird mortalities around the world. Regional regulations relating to bird glass are already being issued, including in U.S. states such as California, Illinois, Maryland, New York, Oregon, and Washington, as well as Canadian provinces Alberta, British Columbia, and Ontario. As awareness and regulations increase, so does the need for guidelines and design versatility.
Highly durable and weather resistant digital ceramic inks, such as Dip-Tech’s Digital Side1 inks, are the ideal solution for creating bird-safe glass. Reducing reflection and glare, they provide a visual barrier for the birds to detect the panel. Plus, with inherent digital printing advantages, they allow for more complex design patterns while adhering to the standardized guidelines of the “2x4 rule” which has been proven to significantly reduce the number of bird collisions.