Bergin Glass
4.9 stars - based on 18 reviews
451 Technology Way Napa, CA 94558
(707) 224-0111 Hours: Mon-Fri 8am - 4:30pm Categories: Screen Printing , Bottle Etching Price Range: $$

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

What is the difference between etching and screen printing?

Etching is the process of hand engraving or carving glass via sandblasting, followed by hand painting. Screen printing requires specialty print machines specifically designed to handle bottles. When screen printing, thermal-plastic inks are applied via squeegee and screens before being fired in a high temperature Lehr for at least 2-3 hours to permanently fuse paint to the glass.

Do you only screen print and etch labels on wine bottles?

No, we also work on glass containers for beer and spirits, gourmet food products, olive oil, cannabis, and water bottles.

What is your lead time?

In both screen printing and etching, a typical lead time is 3-4 months (from initial contact). Our process starts with artwork development, followed by pre-production sampling through complete production run. This timeline can fluctuate based on overall quantity of bottles and/or complexity of a project.

Do you have required minimums?

Screen print: 250 (12 pack) cases for 200ml – 750ml in size, single varietal. Screen printed large formats (1.5L and 3L): for large formats we reference bottles instead of cases when determining quantities. We require a minimum of 120 bottles for 1.5Ls and 3Ls. Please be aware that the number of colors allowed could change our minimum requirements. Etching: we have no minimums in custom etching. Dressing: we have no minimums required for dressing and fulfillment.

Will you screen print less than stated minimums?

Yes, but ONLY in the months of September and October.

Can we tour the facility?

Yes! We would love to have you in. Appointments are required. You can tour both screen printing and etching, as well as our showroom.

Are you a bonded facility?

No, but we can receive full shiners Tax Paid.

Can you recycle screen printed and etched bottles?

Screen printed bottles are 100% recyclable. The paint gets melted down with and into the glass when being repurposed. Etched bottles are 100% recyclable after the paint has been removed which can very easily be stripped off the bottle with water and pressure. Screen printed and etched bottles are also perfect for upcycling; you can repurpose them for candles, water bottles or vases. We have even seen them turned into chandeliers!

What is your approach to sustainability?

We partner with vendors who participate in sustainable practices to ensure we are actively mindful of our carbon footprint as a company. The minimal waste generated by our production operation is almost 100% recyclable. We recycle pallet wrap, damaged boxes, and glass containers, as well as recycle or reuse wooden pallets. If we experience a quality control issue (misprint), paint is hand scraped from the un-fired ware and re-printed. In the rare case of a misprinted run that has already gone through the Lehr, the entirety of the product, glass, & cardboard case, is recycled.

What CAN you screen print?

GLASS bottles and other cylindrical glass vessels typically intended to contain liquid.

What CAN’T you screen print?

Apparel, decanters, metal, plastic, wood, wine stems, and glassware.
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Join Us at 2022 WIN Expo in Santa Rosa, CA

Want to learn how screen printing and etching can increase the value of your brand? Meet us at the WIN Expo - Booth #450 - on Thursday, December 1st at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds! We are beyond excited to showcase the latest packaging solutions that have proven to not only elevate our clients’ branding but also increase their sales.

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About

Artisan Quality
Since 1989.
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Our Story

A commitment
to integrity.

What began as an artisanal etching and painting studio is today an 82,000 sq. ft. production facility capable of producing thousands of screen printed, etched, and decorated bottles daily. Through a commitment to the success of our clients, the talent and dedication of our team, and the state-of-the-art technologies we use, Bergin Screen Printing & Etching continues to be recognized within the industry for our unparalleled quality, creativity in design, and excellent customer service.

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Founded in 1989 by Mike Bergin

Our President, Mike Bergin, was born and raised in Napa Valley. In 1989, he founded a small, family-owned artisanal etching and painting studio with a mission to elevate the brands of some of the finest wineries in the world through meticulous bottle decoration.

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Screen printing begins in 1995

Six years after our founding, we furthered our mission by adding screen printing capabilities to our offering. We’ve continued to expand to over eighty team members, our production facilities have more than tripled in size, and we’ve established key partnerships within the industry to guarantee no detail is overlooked in the finishing & fulfillment process.

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A tradition of precision & expertise

For the past 30+ years, Bergin has set the standard for quality. We continuously invest in new screen print technologies and the time it takes to properly implement them. We value our experienced team and the industry knowledge they’ve earned over time. We judge our success by the success of our clients, and consider ourselves a partner rather than simply a supplier.

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Directors

Industry Defining Leadership.
  • Headshot Mike Bergin

    President & CEO

    Mike Bergin

    Mike, a lifelong tennis player and avid traveller, was born and raised in Napa Valley. After graduating from UC Berkeley and working his way up the commercial banking ladder, he longed to be an entrepreneur. He followed that instinct, returning to Napa to found a highly regarded studio in the artisanal industry of etched and painted wine bottles. With over 30 years growing that business, watching his team succeed brings Mike immense pride. As a critical supplier and partner in his clients’ success, he finds joy in delivering each final package.

  • Headshot Savannah Bergin 2

    Dir. of Innovation

    Savannah Bergin

    Savannah’s first memory of Bergin bottles was in 1st grade, when her father Mike brought sea-themed bottles for the class to paint when learning about oceans. This intrigue for design, creative flow, and artistic expression followed her as she joined the family business in 2016. Working alongside her father has proven to be one of the most fulfilling adventures she’s taken yet. A customer-focused individual with a background in Sales & Marketing, Savannah takes great pride in ensuring that each client’s need is not only met, but exceeded.

  • Headshot Corey Barlow

    Dir. Screen Print Ops.

    Corey Barlow

    Corey joined our family in 2000. His work experience at Universal Packaging in BC, Canada, was invaluable when starting a Print Division at Bergin. The love he has for cutting-edge technology and innovation is undeniable. Under Corey’s direction, the company has grown exponentially making Bergin the Screen Print Industry Leader we are today. When he’s not making key decisions at work, you can find Corey gardening at home, drinking (and making) wine, or golfing.

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    Art Director

    Eric Sabee

    Eric received his BFA in Illustration at Rhode Island School of Design and has been working as a Professional Designer and Illustrator ever since. His background in animation and fantasy illustration adds a level of expertise previously unseen in packaging. His love for making art and bringing wine/spirit labels to life is seen through each project he directs. When he’s not creating intricate imagery, Eric loves cooking, reading comic books, and watching anime with his sons.

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    Dir. Sales Development

    Jay Griego

    Jay has been working in the wine industry for over 13 years, five have been spent as a vital asset to the Bergin family. Having previously worked for a glass supplier, he was a natural fit when he joined our sales team. He takes great pride in building long-lasting relationships with our clients, guiding each of their packaging visions, and helping elevate their brands. Outside of work, Jay enjoys playing golf and organizing local golf events in Napa.

The Bergin Family

Our Team
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    Ashley Quijas

    Account Executive

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    Sara Holmgren

    Account Executive

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    Christine Lopez

    Account Executive

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    Rainbow Greer

    Production Artist

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    Benny Medina

    Production Artist

  • Naomi

    Naomi Patton

    Production Artist

  • Sandra C

    Sandra Carrillo

    Production Artist

  • Irma

    Irma Becerra

    Etch & Paint Department Manager

  • Al Becerra

    Al Becerra

    Screen Print Operations Supervisor

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    Paulina Cruz

    Digital Marketing Specialist

  • Cindy T

    Cindy Taylor

    Administrator

  • Oricela HR

    Oricela Healer

    Human Resources Manager

Accolades

Honors & Awards

Every Bergin team member truly cares about what we do, and we do everything we can to deliver on what our clients have envisioned. Our whole job is to help make our customers more successful than they already are, so we are always thrilled when a package we’ve helped create is honored with recognition within the industry.

  • 2022 Pack Design Awards winner

    J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines

    2022 Best Package Series Design

  • 2022 Pack Design Award winner

    J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines

    2022 Best Package Redesign

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Timeless work
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