Understanding metal prints: direct UV versus Dye Sublimation

Allow us to explain why direct printing on aluminum composite panels (like Alu Dibond) is not the same as dye sublimated aluminum ChromaLuxe HD prints

Versus Panel

DIRECT UV PRINTS:


Direct print on aluminum composite panels (Dibond) uses an inkjet printer that prints UV-curable ink directly onto the white coating of the 3 mm thick composite panel. As you can see in the image below, the ink is on top of the material.

DYE SUBLIMATION PRINTS:


Dye sublimation print infuses water-based inks into the white top coating of the 1.14mm ChromaLuxe aluminum panels. As you can see in the image below, the ink is infused into the material.

Loupe Material
sensitive for fingerprints, humidity, aggressive cleaning products, damage and scratches
impervious to fluctuations in temperature, resist to fingerprints and grease and easy to clean with cleaning products

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