Full-Color, Photo-Quality
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 quality images directly on to metal with an off-the-shelf ink jet printer.

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.


Compatible Printers:

  • Epson Stylus Pro 3800 and 3880
  • Epson R800/R1800
  • Epson Stylus Pro 4880
  • Canon IPF 5000 & 6000 Series
  • Canon Pixma 9000 & 9500
  • Epson Stylus Pro 7880
  • HP B9180

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.

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Why Use AlumaJet?

Compatible with Off-the-Shelf Inkjet Printers:

Off The Shelf Printers

Uses reliable, widely available printers

Allows Full-Color Prints Directly Onto Real Metal:

Full Color

Photo-quality resolution prints, consistent results

Requires No Specialty Inks or Printers:

No Special Inks

Low operating and start-up costs

Requires No Transfer Paper or Heat Press:

One-Step Processing

Quick & easy, like printing on paper

When To Use AlumaJet?

Because of the higher perceived value of real metal, items printed on AlumaJet tend to command higher prices, look more valuable, and are less likely to be discarded (think business cards and promotional products on metal). These are the core AlumaJet applications:


Photographic ReproductionsCertificate and Article ReproductionsArchitectural and Wayfinding SignagePlaques and Awards

How to Get AlumaJet?

For pricing information, view the AlumaJet Price List.

AlumaJet Starter Kits

Starter kits begin at $2,395 and include:

Epson R3880 Printer

Straight feed path color printer


18 In. Wide Drytac Laminator

With 12.5″ x 150′ roll of laminate *


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