Anodized Aluminum is corrosion and abrasion resistant meaning it will not fade, chip, peel, or flake. Anodizing is a process used to increase the thickness of the natural oxide layer on the surface of metal parts. It increases corrosion and wear resistance, and during the process the anodized aluminum surface can be dyed into many different colors.
Anodized aluminum is created through an electrochemical process which allows the color to penetrate the pores of the aluminum, resulting in an actual change in the color of the metal surface. Anodized aluminum is harder and more resistant to abrasion and corrosion. Lasers to white-ish / gray. Please note: only one side is prime and mask-protected.
Most anodized aluminums are colored on both sides and can be rotary, diamond drag, or laser-engraved. Laser engraving produces a whitish gray mark. Anodized aluminum is not recommended for sublimation. Our colored anodized aluminum is typically used in decorative applications and is not suitable for outdoor use. However, our satin silver anodized aluminum can be used outdoors.