Entwicklung von wässrigen Tinten und Optimierung des Eloxierverfahrens für lichtbeständige digitale Untereloxaldrucke

Digital sub-eloxal printing with inkjet on unsealed anodised aluminium delivers high-quality, mechanically and chemically stable anodised surfaces after sealing.


  • Lead department Bern University of the Arts
  • Institute Institute Materiality in Art and Culture 
  • Research unit Material analyses
  • BFH centre BFH Centre for Arts in Context
  • Funding organisation Innosuisse
  • Duration (planned) 01.09.2017 - 30.09.2022
  • Project management Sebastian Dobrusskin
  • Head of project Sebastian Dobrusskin

Course of action

Only the limited light resistance of the inks is currently preventing this technology from being used outdoors. In contrast to the inks available today, this project manufactures light-resistant ink sets that will contain no volatile organic compounds (VOC). In order to determine the light fastness of these new ink sets, printed samples are being tested using both accelerated exposure and natural outdoor exposure.