Anodised aluminium printing

What is anodising?

Anodising is a chemical process that occurs on a porous surface to make printing possible, and provides the metal surface with a decorative, durable, anodic oxide finish.

During the process, the anodising is interrupted and a special anodising ink is applied via screen printing onto the unsealed aluminium surface, with the ink being absorbed into the open pores of the anodised layer. The process is finished (sealed) with a very thin oxide layer created, covering the printed surface and protecting it from outside influences. This produces printed signs and plates that are wipe and scratch resistant and resistant to oils and diluting agents.

We have the skills and technology in-house to manufacture extra durable anodised aluminium labels, nameplates and signs which will last many years, even under extreme conditions and continuous use.

“Anodising is a simple, fast, yet incredibly effective process that gives a high level of protection to your product ensuring long life. It is considered environmentally safe, producing few, if any, harmful effects on land, air, or water.“
Increase the life of your product by up to
with anodising

What is anodising used for?

Printed anodised aluminium plates provide excellent durability and abrasion resistance.

Anodising is commonly used on products which contain important data such as CE data, serial numbers, barcodes, quality stamps, recycling or disposal information, company details and safety warnings.

Seeing is believing…

Protect against the following:

  • Mechanical abrasion
  • Solvent agents such as Alcohol, Acetone or Thinner
  • Aggressive aqueous solutions
  • High temperatures (up to 650 degress Celsius)
  • Graffiti – foreign colour can be easily wiped off with paint thinner
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Why use Bex?

Capacity and speed – Our processes allow us to produce anodised plates with speed and accuracy, keeping lead times to a minimum. Low volume production can also be catered for. Contact us for a quotation.

Expertise and quality – Crisp, clean print and state-of-the-art CNC routing results in perfect, smooth edges to the anodised plates we produce.

UL label supplier – We are a UL authorised label supplier. The anodised plates we produce meet the specific UL testing and certification standards to ensure they last the life of the product.

Low environmental impact

Anodising has a low to zero impact on the environment.

Most metals that are commonly anodised, like aluminium, are also easy to recycle. Their recyclability is not affected by the anodised coating.

The process itself is also environmentally friendly as it uses water-based electrolytes and as a result produces no hazardous waste.