Corning outs Vibrant Gorilla Glass - print anything on your shiny phone surface

Corning outs Vibrant Gorilla Glass - print anything on your shiny phone surface
Corning, the maker of all things tough and shiny, has come up with a new take on its signature hardened glass line, called Vibrant Gorilla Glass. Why vibrant? Well, it turns out you can print photo-quality images on one of the toughest transparent concoctions in the world now.

Yep, Corning came up with a way to put colorful pictures on, say, the rear of your smartphone, given how many of those are now made out of a glass and metal fusion. As per Corning, the prints can include "gradient colors and logos, photo-quality images and multi-color decorations," all in high-res and with decreased processing times. As per Scott Forester, the chief of Gorilla Glass Innovations:

Oh, joy. Queue the abominations, but some tasteful ideas could be implemented with Vibrant Gorilla Glass as well, so we can't wait to see what manufacturers will come up with. As a teaser, the company announced one of the first product that employs the customizable Vibrant Gorilla Glass prints - a new Chromebook by Acer; check it out below and tell us what you think.

source: Corning



1. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Very interesting, though haven't ever seen any Laptop with a glass back. If I had a choice for such on my device, a Surface Pro, I'd definitely put the following:

3. TerryTerius unregistered

It makes more sense on something like a laptop than a phone, since they're largely stationary 90% of the time. It's a pretty cool thing to me as well. That said, I want that marble one. Damn, I'm a sucker for marble. Because f**k carbon fiber, that's why.

4. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Easy, killer. Your carbon fiberism will not stand. There's no room in civil society for your hate and oppression of carbon fiber. Think of the Koenigsegg!

5. TerryTerius unregistered

Art on 4 wheels has an exemption from my wrath. But that's it damnit!

6. JocularJ

Posts: 222; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

I'd put that on both my Surfaces

7. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

If you're interested, you can make such custom skin for your Surface at DecaGirl and add whatever text you want on it, for just $25 (similar price to a regular non-custom skin): This is the Wallpaper I used:

8. 2.5GHz

Posts: 270; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

Wow, I'll try it too.

2. JoshN

Posts: 202; Member since: Apr 01, 2015

Sort of like moto maker but for Galaxy's and OnePlus X and Xperia etc...

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