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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Screen Printing Etching

Husic Vineyards

Behind The Bottle

The Husics came to us originally looking to etch their existing paper label onto large format bottles. The paper label features a painting of the property, the names of their children, along with the two iconic palm trees, hence the name Estate Dos Palmas. Needless to say, it’s very detailed.

When dealing with paper labeling, large format labels tend to be tricky due to low quantities and limitations in number of colors, cost, and application. This is where custom etching really shines as it is designed to compliment existing labels in any medium as a large format bottle decoration solution.

Due to the large size of their paper label and continued trouble with application during bottling, Husic was motivated to consider screen printing their 750ml packages as well.

Services

  • Screen Printing
  • Etching

Etching

When recreating a label like this, a total redraw is needed to adapt the original artwork for etching. While the mechanical files existed for the paper label, it was necessary to recreate our own files. When redrawing, we use a combination of tracing both digitally and via hand sketching, aiming to keep as much of the original detail as possible.

Husic Vineyards: Screen Printing and Etching
Glass Bottle Screen Printing for Husic Vineyards

Screen Printing

Our Art Director, Eric Sabee, did a custom redraw for this screen print adaptation. Taking a multicolored label down to two colors while keeping key details important to the client was crucial for the success of this label. Once sampled, The Husics really liked the modern approach that could be achieved with screen print and will soon be screen printing all other labels in their portfolio.

The two colors utilized in the label are precious gold and a metallic gold/flux mix. Precious gold gives it a rich and reflective look accentuating key details, while the metallic mix serves as a complementary color for the rest of the label elements.

Husic Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon wine
Husic Vineyards screen printed wine label
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