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Printing on metal

Posted on Wed, 16 Jun 2004 at 14:25



My problem is how to get a black image onto a white coated aluminium plate.

The plate is flat.

I can delivery the image from computer but I require the knowledge of a printer and/or ink that can be used.

I need a very very crisp dark black.

The character size can be from as small as 2 mm to as large as 30mm.

The plate varies in size from 20mm x 45 mm to 100 mm x 100mm.

I need a resolution of 1200 dpi.

Current methods used are plotting, silk screening, we own 10000 screens, and hand drawn.

Any ideas?

Thanks

Tony

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Anonymous says: Most likely Nazdar 7200 series will work for you (if it is painted). They also have a 2 part epoxy that works extremely well on metal and also a 59000 series. As for printing, 1200 dpi is probably more ...

Most likely Nazdar 7200 series will work for you (if it is painted). They also have a 2 part epoxy that works extremely well on metal and also a 59000 series. As for printing, 1200 dpi is probably more than you realize. You can thin this ink down with the appropriate thinner from Nazdar and use a 330 mesh to manually print it. Use a harder durometer squeegee with a fast / medium - firm pressure. This should give you a clean print with the density and quality you are looking for.

posted on: Thu, 06/17/2004 - 12:38pm

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