Aluminium is one of the most popular metals used in the signage industry. As soon as it is exposed to air, aluminium forms a very thin oxide layer, protecting the metal from further oxidation. A few microns barrier cannot resist against more aggressive conditions; that’s why it needs additional strengthening – anodising. Aluminium submerged in an acid electrolyte bath with an electrical current passed through the solution.
Anodised Aluminium has a significantly increased protective aluminium oxide layer, offering superior heat, chemical and abrasion resistance. Growing its natural barrier from 0.0005mm up to 0.03mm anodised aluminium becomes about ten times harder than untreated original material.
The whole anodise layer is non-conductive but is microscopically porous, which allows it to absorb dyes. This layer looks somewhat like a honeycomb. Every cell remains open until sealed.
Our in-house eco-solvent inkjet printers allow you to print full-colour, photo-quality images, logos and text directly into open pores. Anodised aluminium digital printing has never been so effective, detailed and quick in turn-around.
Whatever your industry or market sector is: Medical, Transport, Electronics & Assembly, Architecture & Construction, Military, Marine, Audio, Visual & Lighting – important product information, safety warnings, awards and other products printed with high resolution are always eye-catching, and premium materials make them long-lasting.
Sub-surface printed elements, such as logos and images, are protected from the following outside dangers:
- Minor Scratches and Mechanical Abrasion
- Cleaning products, Hazardous Solvents and Acids,
- Aggressive aqueous solutions
- High temperatures (up to 650 degrees Celsius)
- Graffiti. Which can be easily wiped off.
Contact us or browse our range of products for more information and detailed description:
Instrument Panels, Machine Control Panels, Vehicle Approval Plates, Serial Number labels, Serial Number Nameplates, Product labels, Weatherproof Outdoor Labels, Warning Labels & Safety Signs, Barcode Labels, Industrial Labels, Rating Plates for electrical and industrial equipment, Badges, ID Tags, Art Projects – all can be extremely durable, attractive and manufactured in the UK according to your needs.
No project is ever too big, too small, or too complicated for our highly-skilled team. Whether you need a one-off prototype or a large quantity of your finished product, our enthusiastic team is ready to help you at every step of the production process, from design to delivery.
To find out more about Meface’s printing and manufacturing capabilities, please use LiveChat, email us at [email protected] or request a quotation online today.