Chemical Etching

The basics of the chemical etching process include outputting a digitally printed film which is then exposed onto a photo film which in turn is then transferred to a silk screen. The resist or mask which it’s also known as is then screen printed onto the metal surface. Any areas exposed on the metal surface that are not coated with resist will be attacked and eaten away by the acid; this is how we create depth without compromising any other areas of the metal surface. At this stage while the resist is still present we can start to add colour using stove enamels or leave unfilled for an elegant looking contrast etch option. If other colours are required this process can be repeated several times over, once you have created the desired look the resist can then be removed easily in a vatting off solution and then cleaned. Our chemically etched signs and labels our widely used on plant machinery, public access areas, schools, working environments, hotels, museums, arenas, stadiums and shopping centres, the list is endless, whatever the application we have the answer, if we can’t do it, it can’t be done!!

Why Watsons for Chemical Etching?

Watsons Anodising is unrivalled in its knowledge, capabilities and experience within the industrial graphics market. Our excellent service, competitive prices and unbeatable quality are paramount, our customers are the most important part of our business and we work tirelessly to ensure your complete satisfaction, now and for as long as you are a customer. This commitment, drive, focus and enthusiasm is what makes Watson’s one of the UK’s leading manufacturers within our field.

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