Photo Quality Images on Real Aluminum.
WHAT IS ALUMAMARK?
Introduced in 2001, AlumaMark® is the only CO2 laser markable material that produces photo-quality images on real metal without etching, engraving, or adding chemicals.
AlumaMark is specialized aluminum that may be imaged or marked using a CO2 laser. Unique among laserable substrates, AlumaMark allows one to create black, positive marks on silver, gold, bronze, brass, or colored backgrounds. Designed so that it may be marked using low power settings, AlumaMark is used to produce Nameplates, Name Badges, Plaque and Trophy Plates, Labels, Interior Signage, and more.
Because AlumaMark is not etched or engraved, but rather marked through a thermal reaction with the heat of a laser, it is possible to create lighter marks and halftone shades. This makes AlumaMark ideal for creating photograph and detailed artwork reproductions.
WHY USE ALUMAMARK?
AlumaMark is not another painted metal or metalized plastic. Real metal means higher perceived value and higher profits.
Because AlumaMark uses a thermal marking process rather than an engraving or cutting action, it allows for very high detail and even shades of grey and brown to produce the most striking photo & graphic reproductions! For tips on how to get the best halftone image results, download our How to Create Halftones Guide.
WHEN TO USE ALUMAMARK?
HOW TO GET ALUMAMARK?
MORE ABOUT ALUMAMARK?
|Colors & Finishes|
|Sheet Sizes||10" x 12" | 12" x 20" | 20" x 24"|
|Sheet Thickness||.005" | .020"|
|Adhesive Backed||Available with or without 3M 467 adhesive.|
|* AlumaMark is intended for indoor use. For outdoor use, a UV blocking overlaminate or spray must be applied.* Sizes, thicknesses, and adhesives may not be available in all finishes. Check price list for availability. If color consistency is important, we recommend purchasing material from the same lot.|
|Interior Exposure||Indoor environment, consistent temperatures 40°F to 90°F||No Effect|
|Abrasion Resistance||Taber Abraser with CS17 wheel, 1000 gm. Load, 7000 cycles||No Effect|
|Temperature Resistance||Black and Silver image, standard, 450°F||Slight yellowing of background material after 8 hours|
|Salt Spray||5% at 95°F for 700 hrs.||No Corrosion|
|Exterior Exposure||Weatherometer testing and actual outdoor exposure||Not recommended without overspray or overlaminate|
|Chemical Resistance||Test Condition||Effect|
|Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK)||24 hr. immersion||No effect|
|Ethyl Acetate||24 hr. immersion||No effect|
|Ammonium Hydroxide||10% solution, 16 hr. immersion||Slight dulling|
|MIBK||24 hr. immersion||No effect|
|Brake Fluid||24 hr. immersion||No effect|
|Sulfuric Acid||10% solution, 16 hr. immersion test||No effect|
|Phosphoric Acid||1% solution, 7 hr. immersion test||No effect|
|Nitric Acid||3% solution, 72 hr. immersion||No effect|
|JP-4 Fuel||72 hr. immersion test||No effect|
|Skydrol (Hydraulic Fluid)||24 hr. immersions, room temperature/boiling point||No effect|
|Technical Guides & Data Sheets||Type||Description|
|AlumaMark Data Sheet||Data Sheet||Details the composition, features, benefits, characteristics and technical specifications of AlumaMark.|
|AlumaMark Processing Guide||Technical Guide||Handguide to using AlumaMark including finishes, laser settings, tips, and troubleshooting.|
|Creating Halftone Images||Technical Guide||Laser settings and instructions for creating perfect halftone images on AlumaMark|