Metallurgy® Metal Sheets Print E-mail

We have recently tested direct printing onto aluminium sheets which have been specially prepared for printing.  At the moment we are limited to printing directly onto 'Brushed Silver' in three standard sizes; A4, A3 and A2.  A range of metals and finsihes are under development and will become available later this year.  The range includes:

Brushed Silver

The metal is aluminium and the finish is called 'Brushed Silver'.  It reflects light back through the ink more than any of the other metals. The Satin Silver gives an appearance of Ilfochrome because the image appears to be jumping off of the metal surface. There is a very fine grain structure to this metal, which allows for a detailed image.

Satin White

The steel is aluminium and is coated with a white layer that allows for a very durable print with a white base. This surface is excellent for images with high detail and with no need for the light to reflect back through the ink. Satin White Steel gives the look of paper with the durability of aluminium. 

Mirror Silver 

Mirror Silver reflects light back through the ink more so than any of the other metals. The mirror effect gives an appearance of Ilfochrome because the image appears to be jumping off of the metal surface. There is a very fine grain structure to this metal, which allows for a detailed image. 

Textured Silver

Textured Silver is less reflective than Satin Silver and has the appearance of a grain like structure - great for artwork with patterns or textures.

 

Also under development are copper and bronze sheets. We will post further news of these products here as they become available.

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