Anodizing is the controlled oxidation of aluminum using an
electro-chemical process to create a porous surface that is receptive to
color dying. A sealer is then applied, creating a surface that is
corrosion-resistant and nearly diamond hard. The result is an
abrasion-resistant material that will never peel, chip or flake -
regardless of age or weather. Lustre-Cal has a proprietary etching
process that permanently embeds text and graphics into the anodized and
sealed aluminum surface. This allows for exceptional clarity of graphics
and text with exceptional durability.
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Anodizing and etching is an electro-chemical process that creates a corrosion-resistant surface that is bonded into the base aluminum. This material is available in .003", .005", .008", .012", .020", and .032" thicknesses, as well as heavier gauges, in any size, with any adhesive, in either a shiny or matte finish, in hard temper for labeling flat surfaces or 0-temper for labeling irregular or rounded surfaces.
Lustre-Cal has developed a proprietary process for dying anodized aluminum. No other manufacturer can provide the wide variety of base colors you get from Lustre-Cal. Anodized aluminum can simulate various materials such as brass, copper and bronze, but at a fraction of the cost. Use color to grab the attention of your customers and to enhance the image of your product identity.
Customers may choose to have their text or logo printed in any of our 12 standard colors. All colors of Anodized Aluminum are available in either a shiny or matte finish.
We make selecting the correct adhesive easy. When placing your order, you select the surface application for your label, and we choose the adhesive that is right for you. This method ensures that your labels will be produced with an adhesive that is compatible with your specific application.
Our Annealed Aluminum features a dead-soft temper, allowing it to easily conform to almost any surface. This softness also makes the labels difficult to remove and re-use, providing some measure of security. To prevent re-use, security cuts can be added to any aluminum label rendering the label useless if removed.
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