Any chance you will be adding the ability for Color Printing (natural aluminum) the Front Panel similar to your competitors?
Posted By: Jeff Wilson on Jul 10, 2010 05:58PM Category: Production
There are a few layers to this question, so I will try to address them all as clearly as possible.
What we generally see offered by other companies is silk screening. Silk screening requires a fairly hefty investment with each new design, and it is generally only used when quantities are high. Also, silk screening is printed on top of the material, and it can be scraped off quite easily in many cases.
We are in the experimental phase of printing into aluminum (not on top of). This should offer an economical solution to printing a one-off prototype without a giant setup fee. This type of printing would also be less vulnerable to abrasion. Keep an eye out in 2011/2012 for more on this.
Posted By: Paul Birkeland on Jul 12, 2010 08:19PMReply