[Lab] printing on aluminium
Paul & Andrea Mumby
themumbys at gmail.com
Wed Jun 20 16:17:06 EDT 2012
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).
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
> Information Broker
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