Hue-Tone Manufacturing (Pty) Ltd developed a process for printing onto anodised aluminium sheets in 1986 and has been manufacturing printed aluminium products since then. The company produces a wide variety of high-definition printed products on aluminium, from single colour to the full colour spectrum.
Anodised aluminium is a highly durable material. Anodising is carried out at the company’s own anodising plant, enabling the careful control of the anodising process to ensure that the surface of the aluminium sheets are in optimal condition for printing thereon. This permits the production of high quality black or multi-colour print on aluminium, including full colour litho reproduction.
After printing onto the aluminium it is further processed, so that the print is sealed within the anodic layer on the surface of the aluminium sheet. The final result is a product which is resistant to most chemicals, as well as to corrosion and scratching. Production is carefully controlled to ensure the high quality of the end product.
The print process is ideally suited to unique labels, such as barcodes or serially numbered labels, and offers higher quality print than alternative processes.