One of our biggest selling products, the CE and serial nameplates (also referred to as Data Plates) we produce can be made in Anodically printed Aluminium from 0.3mm up to 2mm thick. We can also provide them in stainless steel.
These plates are extremely durable with scratch resistant print and they comply with the requirements of the Machinery Directive and can be customised to your company's requirements.
These plates are available in 304 & 316 Grade Stainless Steel or Brass from 0.5mm to 3mm thick. They can be chemically engraved and infilled with the colours you require or left without infill to give a contrast where the use of infill is not possible due to extreme conditions.
Nameplates (Anodically Printed)
It is a requirement that the 'CE' mark, under the machinery directive 1995 that the mark be "permanently and indellably marked " on a machine manufactured or supplied within the European Union. This requirement is completed with when an anodically printed nameplate is used as in the plate shown below.
The process of anodic printing is also known as subsurface printing. This is achieved by opening the pores in a sheet of aluminium, immersed in an electrolyte. The open pore aluminium is then printed with a copper dye, which is absorbed into the aluminium sheet. The product is then sealed in boiling water.
The Nett Effect is the print is impervious to steam cleaning, and is not affected by any petrolium products. This process is used also for chassis plates for vehicles and has been harnessed to produce fine quality architectural sinage using the "Anocolour" digital equipment for the ultimate full colour outdoor architectural market.
Anodised Aluminium Nameplates are on of Alpha's most popular products!
For more information about CE and Serial Mark Plates see the video below!