Black Marking, for Metal is available in 1"x50 ft, 2"x50 ft, and 3"x50 ft Roll
Export Notes: HTS#: 3824.99.9297
Tape, Cermark \ TherMark:
Certificate of Compliance: FERRO Inc. (‘seller”) warrants Cermark™ branded laser marking materials to be free from defects in materials and workmanship under normal use, and to have an effective shelf-life under normal use, for a period of six (6) months from the date of invoice. The shelf-life will be longer as long as the product is kept air tight and liquefied.
Recommended use: LMM6018.LF is a self-adhesive, paper-backed tape designed with similar pigments and formula as our liquid LMM products. It works well on most metal surfaces, offering a dry processing alternative to those not interested in or unable to work with wet products. It is also easier to use: the tape delivery system insures that a consistent layer of marking material is present on the substrate, entirely removing the variables of dilution and coat thickness.
Additionally, LMM6018.LF is TherMark’s recommended product for marking on clear or colored anodized metal. LMM6018.LF’s unique capability of marking on top of an anodized layer, rather than through it, is a major step forward in marking anodized surfaces. An important point in considering LMM6018.LF is the speed of marking which is significantly slower than for liquid/paste products. The main reason for this decrease in speed of marking is the thickness of the tape (both material and paper backing), which slows down the heat transfer process such that more time is required for the laser to fuse the ink to the substrate.
If you have a cycle time requirement per part, speed may be a relevant factor in deciding if LMM6018.LF is the right product for your application. For high volume, inline manufacturing jobs, TherMark recommends its LMM200 non-adhesive, PET-backed tape.
Important Note: This tape is only available from TherMark and TherMark authorized distributors. It is a different product than the LMM6018 (non-LF) tape sold by Ferro and their distributors. TherMark discontinued the old thicker tape with the release of this new and improved product. If you used that product without success in the past, we urge you to give this product a try.
Recommended substrates: LMM6018.LF is a fairly flexible product which is recommended for many metals, including those which are anodized. The following list is made up of substrates on which LMM6018.LF works well. This list is not exhaustive, however, so if your substrate does not appear on the list, this does not mean LMM6018.LF will not mark it.