Full-Color, Photo Prints on Real Metal with a Standard Inkjet Printer.
WHAT IS ALUMAJET?
AlumaJet® is ink jet printable aluminum that allows you to print full-color, photographic images directly onto real metal without the hassle of heat presses or transfer paper.
What makes AlumaJet special is that it allows you to print directly on to real metal with a standard printer. AlumaJet does not require specialty inks, transfer papers or heat presses, nor does it require a specialty printer. Any standard water-based ink jet printer with a straight feed path will print on AlumaJet.
The AlumaJet printing process is easy, reliable and affordable because it works with many standard off-the-shelf ink jet printers (see below for tested printers). Printing on AlumaJet is very similar to printing on photo paper. Because compatible printers are water-based, inks can sit idle for months and still get good results upon start up. Unlike dye-sublimation, AlumaJet requires no transfer paper or heat presses. Compared to UV-cured ink jet systems, the AlumaJet compatible printers cost a fraction of the price.
AlumaJet is recommended for indoor use because, like all pigmented inks, colors will fade after prolonged exposure to sunlight. Image life can be extended
with UV blocking over-laminates.
WHY USE ALUMAJET?
WHEN TO USE ALUMAJET?
HOW TO GET ALUMAJET?
|SHEET SIZES||A4 | 8.5″ x 11″ | A3 | 20″ x 24″|
|SHEET THICKNESS||0.005″ | 0.012″|
|ADHESIVE BACKED||3M 467 High-Performance Adhesive|
|* Spray or cold laminate is recommended to protect the printed sheet from moisture.|
|Award Winning Prints on Metal||September 2013||Awards & Engraving (A&E)|
|Try This: Photo Mosaic on AlumaJet||July 2013||Awards & Engraving (A&E)|
|How to Print Exceptional Photo Quality Images on Aluminum||April 2013||Inside Color|
|Unique Materials Enhance Imaging Possibilities||January/February 2013||SGIA Journal|
|Innovations in Digital Decorating: Full-Color Decorating Aluminum, Brass and Steel||November 2012||Awards & Engraving (A&E)|
|Booksmart Studio Metal Media Adds Shine, Depth, and Unconventionality||November 2012||Professional Photographer|
|AlumaJet® Ink Jet Printable Aluminum Recognized for Innovative Product at 2012 SGIA Expo||October 2012||Press Release|
|AlumaJet™ Ink Jet Printable Aluminium Wins Award for Best New Technology at the ARA Show in Las Vegas||February 2002||Press Release|
|Revolutionary new Ink Jet Printable Aluminium…AlumaJet™||October 2001||Press Release|
|Technical Guides & Data Sheets||Type||Description|
|AlumaJet Data Sheet||Data Sheet||Details the composition, features, benefits, characteristics and technical specifications of AlumaJet.|
|AlumaJet Trouble Shooting Tips||Technical Guide||Pointers for getting the highest quality color and consistency from AlumaJet.|
|Starter System Sell Sheet||Data Sheet||Starter system sell sheets for Alumajet products.|
MORE ABOUT ALUMAJET?
AlumaJet Starter Kits
Starter kits include: