Superior Aluminium Imaging

Whether you need interpretive signs or a simple label, you need a product that is unharmed by harsh natural elements or solvents and chemicals (see product specs below). Miller Metal Imaging convey your message or detailed information for many years while always looking good - we can service your needs with our superior aluminium imaging process, made to last and last and Guaranteed for 10 for years with our UV coating.

Miller Metal Imaging meet your needs with a superior photo anodising process. Unlike other printing processes where the image is printed 'on top' of the substrate, our durability is achieved because the image is embedded into the aluminium. The aluminium used is the highest quality and is manufactured specifically for our process. The photo-anodising provides a consistent depth of 20 microns into the surface of the metal, resulting in rich colour and image definition with unparalleled durability.



Photo Imaging Process

The following illustrations demonstrate the stages of our unique photo imaging process.

The Metal

This is a close-up of the pores in the surface of our aluminium. We source the very best aluminium alloy from the world's leading mills. This sheet metal is anodised in laboratory conditions to provide a consistent pore depth. The result is an anodised layer that is deeper (20 microns) and more stable than any other source.

Photographic Images

Here the metal has been dyed and the pores are filled with the colours that make up the image. Miller Metal Imaging produce true photographic images with 300 d.p.i (150 l.p.i) resolution. Whether you need full colour, black & white, sepia or special duotone effect, the image is equal to offset printing. Photos are sharper than screen printed process (not 'dotty') and clearer than digital imaged aluminium (which have poor registration and course resolution). Miller Metal Imaging photos have natural colours and flesh tones - 'true' photo imaging!

Durability

Immediately after the image is produced into the metal, it goes through a thermo/chemical sealing process. This step locks the image in the metal and creates an anodic layer which seals the surface of the aluminium. This final part of the process renders the product highly resistant to sunlight (UV), salt spray, extreme heat, chemicals, fungi, general environmental degradation (rain, wind, dust, atmospheric pollution) and graffiti.



Product Specs

EXPOSURE
DETAILS
EXPOSURE TIME
EFFECT
Exterior Exposure Primary specific colours tested according to ASTM G53 (weather). Estimated equivalent: 10 year outdoor exposure with UV coating.
NO EFFECT
Temperature Exposure All single and full colour images:
300 C.
12 hrs.
NO EFFECT
Chemical Exposure • Methyl Ethyl Ketone • Kerosene • Petroleum • Heptane Ethyl Alcohol
24 hrs
NO EFFECT
• Ethyl Acetate • Mentholated Spirits • Solvents
24 hrs
NO EFFECT
Sulphuric Acid: 10% solution. 24 hrs
NO EFFECT
Salt Spray: 5% at 40 C. 700 hrs
NO EFFECT

*These tests are guides only and parameters may well be exceeded.


Guarantee

Miller Metal Imaging guarantee all signs and labels against all normal deterioration through environmental conditions:-
  • All Exterior signs in colour are guaranteed for 10 Years when coated with our UV Clearcoat (matte or gloss)
  • Interior signs and Name plates are guaranteed for 10 Years.

Miller Metal Imaging is the industry leader in photo anodising technology and has been providing superior product to our clients since 1995 - we Guarantee it!


Cleaning & Graffiti Removal

REMOVE
DETAILS
WARNING
General Dirt Wash sign with warm soapy water, rinse with clean water. Do Not use Abrasive Cleaners or Caustic based products.
Mould or Mildew
Wash sign with warm soapy water, rinse with clean water. Do Not use Abrasive Cleaners or Caustic based products.
Marker-pen Graffiti Wipe down with Methylated Spirits until all graffiti is removed, rinse with clean water.
Do Not use Paint stripper, Acetone or Abrasive cleaners.
Paint Graffiti Wipe down with Mineral Turpentine until all graffiti is removed, rinse with clean water.
Do Not use Paint stripper, Acetone or Abrasive cleaners.
Aerosol Graffiti Wipe down with Mineral Turpentine until all graffiti is removed, rinse with clean water.
Do Not use Paint stripper, Acetone or Abrasive cleaners.
Stickers Soften sticker with warm soapy water, peel of and Remove any residue with with warm soapy water or Mineral Turpentine, rinse with clean water. Do Not use Sharp objects or paint stripper, Acetone or Abrasive cleaners.

 



File Requirements for printing

Printing onto Photo anodised aluminium is unlike most other printing proccesses and as such print files have specific requirments. If you are intending to supply artwork to Miller Metal Imaging for print we suggest you read our File Check List of requirments.
Download File Check List PDF


How to Order

  • First, contact us for an obligation-free quote based on your requirenments
    NEW - Fast Track your quote - Take advantage of our new Online Quote Form
  • If you choose to print with Miller Metal Imaging you can supply your design to us (please read our File Check List)
  • We will send an artwork proof for your approval.
  • Once checked and signed by you, production commences.

Freecall - 1800 135 111
Phone - 02 6685 5463
Fax - 02 6685 5385

info@millermetalimaging.com

MILLER METAL IMAGING PTY LTD ESTABLISHED 1896
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