Many people misunderstand the technology of digital anodization with sub-anode printing and havethe question about the difference.Modern printers can print on almost everything, on metal, wood, glass ... and have no less resolution ability, haven’t it?
So what is it?
There are two points that fundamentally distinguish DigitELOX from everything else:
1. Dyes are applied by the printer not on the surface of the material, but inside of it (similar to tattoo process). Moreover, application process of dye nanoparticles occurs not in one pass but in several (there are up to 32 passes are used when printing with the highest resolution of 2880dpi).
2. Comparing with other materials that can absorb dye during printing, alumina that formed during anodizing has highly ordered supercompact porous structure, which is a transparent layer of millions of nano-capillaries per 1 mm² of surface.
This feature of the anode layer and the technology of precision sub-anode printing that allows you to create "living surfaces", have 3D holographic effect and keep your colors for decades even when using such aluminum images on the street.
Many people ask another question about appeared possibilityfor such a technology to be in Belarus? In the country that was the engineering heart of the USSR, however cannot yet be considered as one of the most advanced and technologically developed countries in the world.
The answer is simple: we have our own developments. Also the source of innovation is our active cooperation with leading global technology partners:
Swiss Mantel Digital (OEM printhead partner of EPSON Japan), OMYA-Clariant, STP, Zurich University, Osaka Japan University, German Chemetal-BASF and many others.