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Old 6th February 2005, 01:54 AM   #1
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Default Pen to write on anodized aluminum / silkscreen

Is anyone aware of what kind of pen to use to write on anodized aluminum or silkscreening (such as on PCBs or panels). It needs to be a black pen with a fine tip. I've tried a standard Sharpie and it doesn't stick. Suggestions would be appreciated!

Looks like this should work
http://www.durablesupply.com/brmafipo.html
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Old 6th February 2005, 04:48 AM   #2
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Try the Staedtler Mars Lumocolor Permanent 31 series. The ink was originally designed for plastics printed with the old flatbed blueprint plotters. This will stick to epoxy-based clear coats. It is as permanent as you can get without having it automatically ships with an MSDS.

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Old 8th February 2005, 12:54 PM   #3
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What about using a standard laser or inkjet printer?

I'm looking for that old fashioned special paper with which one can make pictures to iron on t-shirts. Maybe you can Iron the same on anodized aluminium??
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Bel Inc. sells "decal" paper for laser printers -- in 8.5x11 sheets -- you can make a very detailed panel using anything from your word-processing program to a CAD program -- and transfer to the anodized panel -- then apply a urethane finish to protect.
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