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Printing on Metal with UV inks

Posted on Thu, 28 Oct 2004 at 15:04



We print on metal parts and we are looking for a UV ink that will stick to them. The parts are mostly aluminum. We are currently using epoxy inks, but UV inks would greatly speed up the process. Any help you could provide would be greatly appreciated.

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Anonymous says: Hello Steve, I have uv inks tested on metals, specifically Aluminium, and have found that the UV series from Polymeric Imaging has the best results. The Cross Hatch test was completed with all of the ...

Hello Steve,

I have uv inks tested on metals, specifically Aluminium, and have found that the UV series from Polymeric Imaging has the best results. The Cross Hatch test was completed with all of the ink series from Polymeric and the best results came from the Ultrabond series. In the USA polymeric can be reached at 1-800-746-5567. In Canadian the distributor is Inktech International and they can be reached at 1-877-465-6362.

Hope this helps.

posted on: Sat, 10/30/2004 - 2:53pm
Anonymous says: Thanks Kevin, I also found this on the web: UV Ink for Metal Deco-Chem Inc. Deco-Chem introduces UVSM (UV Screen Metal) ink for metal applications. The ink offers reverse-impact, crosshatch, and chemical ...

Thanks Kevin,

I also found this on the web:

UV Ink for Metal
Deco-Chem Inc.

Deco-Chem introduces UVSM (UV Screen Metal) ink for metal applications. The ink offers reverse-impact, crosshatch, and chemical and flame resistance. UVSM can be modified for use with various types of screens and to provide different viscosities for different presses. The ink is available in lightfast or non-lightfast colors. Deco-Chem Inc., 3502 N. Home St., Mishawaka, IN 46545, 574-259-3787, 888-332-6465, fax: 574-258-4865, e-mail: info@decochem.com, Web: www.decochem.com.

I wish I knew what reverse-impact was.

posted on: Mon, 11/01/2004 - 8:05am
Anonymous says: If your truly wishing to find the best ink for you, don't leave out the rest of the UV ink manufacturer's out there. Naz-Dar, Sericol, Coates, Nor-Cote. All would say they have an ink that works "just ...

If your truly wishing to find the best ink for you, don't leave out the rest of the UV ink manufacturer's out there. Naz-Dar, Sericol, Coates, Nor-Cote. All would say they have an ink that works "just fine" on metal, whether aluminum or steel.

You will undoubtedly find links to their web sites directly from this one (somewhere)

Good Luck
Rocky

posted on: Tue, 11/02/2004 - 6:58pm
Anonymous says: Oh I am looking around I have samples coming from Sericol, Naz Dar, as well as the ones mentioned above. posted on: Wed, 11/03/2004 - 8:07am
Anonymous says: I need some information on some history where silk screening came from and who invented it can anyone help me? posted on: Tue, 11/09/2004 - 1:29pm

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