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Anodye screen inks are specifically formulated to print on to UNSEALED anodised aluminium. Prints produced using Anodye inks form permanent images which are an integral part of the aluminium surface.

Anodised Material The aluminium sheets or castings should be anodised to an oxide film of 10-12 microns, films of 5 microns produce only weak prints.
Printing Anodye inks are printed in the usual manner for screen inks, using photographic or lacquer proof stencils. No. 90 mono- filament meshes are recommended for strong dense prints. For fine detail prints No. 110-120 meshes may be used.
Thinners Thinner    R150   5-10%
Drying For maximum dye penetration, it is recommended that prints are air dried for 1-2 hours.
Drying may be accelerated by warm air up to a maximum of 70°C. When dry further prints may be made in the same manner.
Sealing After printing is complete, the sheets/castings must be sealed by one of the following methods:
 1. 20-30 minutes in boiling water ph 5.5
 2. Steam for 20-30 minutes
 3. Nickel Acetate Solution ph 5.5 at the boil for 20-30 minutes
Finishing After sealing the anodised aluminium, it will no longer accept the dye contained in the ink. The ink film remaining on the surface must now be removed using solvent cleaner.
Colours A limited range of colours are available, together with transparent base to produce tints. Prints have good to excellent outside durability, with the exception of Royal Blue and Green where some change in shade may be expected.