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LMM14 Black For Metal

LMM14 is one of TherMark’s two general purpose laser marking inks and is recommended for creating a black mark on most metals. The combination of its flexible process window and wide range of applicable substrates makes LMM14 an extremely easy product to use. In general, if you are looking for one laser marking product to keep on your shelf, we recommend LMM14.


LMM14 dries quickly as a light-gray powder coat and is extremely easy to wash after laser marking. This coat should not be extensively handled prior to laser marking, however, so LMM14 should be marked shortly after application.

Recommended substrates:
LMM14 is an extremely flexible product which is recommended for almost any metal. The following list is made up of substrates on which LMM14 works well. This list is not exhaustive, however, so if your substrate does not appear on the list, this does not mean LMM14 will not mark it.

Stainless Steel Chrome Plating
Stainless Steel – Bright Annealed Nickel Plating
Galvanized Steel Gold Plating
Brass Silver Plating
Aluminium Titanium
Copper Pewter

Lasers that work:
LMM14 works equally well with CO2 and solid state lasers.

Dilution:
LMM14 will need to be diluted differently depending on how you plan to apply it.

    Air brush application: Ratio of 1:1 (1 part in volume of LMM14, 1 part in volume of denatured alcohol) is recommended. Please refer to your air brush manual for information about material thickness for your model type.

    Foam brush (hand) application: Ratio of 2:1 (2 parts in volume of LMM14, 1 part in volume of denatured alcohol) is recommended.

Product storage:
All LMM14 products should be stored between 40ºF (5ºC) and 95ºF (35ºC) in a dark, dry place. Aerosol cans should be stored on their side rather than their bottom, as the LMM14 material can settle and clump together inside the can. Side storage makes it easier to achieve even dispersion when the cans are shaken.

Disposal:

LMM14 is a water-based material and is environmentally safe and non-hazardous. After laser bonding, any excess, un-bonded material can be washed off the substrate and down the drain into your normal water/sewer waste area.

Unused aerosol cans that are still pressurized should be de-pressurized in a well-ventilated area (the propellants should be completely expelled from the can) and then can be disposed of in your regular trash and solid waste area.

Unused containers of liquid ink/paste can be safely disposed of in your regular trash and solid waste area.