[Lab] printing on aluminium
jason.cobill at gmail.com
Wed Jun 20 16:19:57 EDT 2012
Here's a link to an acid etching process.
Note that their process is somewhat toxic - but less toxic than the
standard acid bath etching.
On Wed, Jun 20, 2012 at 4:17 PM, Paul & Andrea Mumby <themumbys at gmail.com>wrote:
> You can mark annodized aluminum quite easily using a laser cutter/engraver
> (such as the one at modlab). Resulting in a nice permanent and durable
> See http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Etching-Anodized-Aluminum/ for
> one example (using an epilog laser same as modlab).
> - Paul
> On Wed, Jun 20, 2012 at 4:11 PM, Bruce <lists at faintfuzzies.ca> wrote:
>> I'm doing research into printing (photos) on aluminium. I'm looking at a
>> number of questions.
>> - Ink types.
>> - longevity.
>> - methods and materials.
>> - processes if more than one.
>> -Also interested in what is being used as a varnish or sealer.
>> My understanding of aluminium is that it corrodes easily so how do that
>> the final product?
>> If you have any information on this I'd really like to hear from you.
>> PS. I've talked to a few printers that do this, they are understandably or
>> not, quite closed mouthed about the above questions.
>> Bruce Harding
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