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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Precision Wine Co: Navigator

Behind The Bottle

Navigator started as a paper label, containing a portion of the nautical map, horizon, and the ship. Through an existing glass supplier-client relationship and loyalty to that partnership, Precision Wine Co. was willing to let Bergin sample their Navigator Cabernet Sauvignon package.

The entire Navigator line has been extremely successful ever since its arrival at Bevmo!. What started as a single varietal project, has now grown to an eight label portfolio in screen print. Besides screen printing, Bergin has also etched large format Cabernet Sauvignon bottles for Precision.


Design Details

All of Navigator’s red varietals use a similar layout for the map while swapping out metallic and precious metal colors. We love alternating metallic and precious materials to differentiate varietals within the same family. Navigator uses every precious metal ink we offer: gold, platinum, and copper. Only a few can say they have true 22 Karat gold on their label!

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Let's Get Technical

As soon as we saw the paper label, we knew this design would lend well to a 360° wrap. Typically, when the design feels organic, it wraps naturally and is easier to work with. The red varietals all follow a similar design template as far as the map wrap goes. The Sauvignon Blanc and Rosé labels both use the transparency of the glass to their advantage; magnifying the ship, the compass, and details of the map once filled with liquid. This design treatment adds movement to the bottle that would otherwise look rather flat on the shelf.

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