• Ano-Printed Aluminium

    Full colour, highly abrasion and chemical resistant (& very pretty)

    Anodised Aluminium Printing works by taking aluminium that has been only partially anodised and depositing ink into the open pores of the material. The anodising process is then completed leaving the printed ink sealed beneath the anodised surface. It is as close as you are going to get to a metal tattoo without getting "Megadeath" permanently inked on your forehead.


    This process is not cheap, but it does offer an incredibly robust full colour printing. If you need full colour for machine branding or to convey better usage or safety information, then a simple printed solution might work, but if you also need this to work in a harsh environment where your labels or panels will resist abrasion, aggressive chemicals and heat then ano-printing may be the ideal solution.


    This is also a really beautiful finish. Like a good firework, our clients pretty much always go "oooooh" when we hand them a sample of this for the first time. This is a great process for when our customers want a head-turning premium finish.

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    Viking Signs Ltd, Dysart Road, Grantham, NG31 7LE
    +44 (0)1476 957980
  • Credentials

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    5* Trustpilot

    We "eat our own dogfood", manufacturing 25K signs a month, 100% on demand and selling through our direct retail safety sign business. We design and make so fast it feels like we are picking the signs of the shelf & our customers consistently rate our service as 5 out of 5 stars.

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    Chartered Engineers

    Not everyone at Viking Signs is an engineer, but our MD and Chairman are and they have put robust engineering principles at the heart of everything that we do.

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    MakeUK Member

    As an active member of MakeUK, the manufacturers' organisation - we do our bit to support the UK manufacturing industry and its vast contribution to the wider economy.

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    ISO 9001

    Quality Standards help to build trust, but we also appreciate the discipline of going through external accreditation to stress test our processes and to show we are actually doing what we say we do.

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    Made In Britain

    We are proud to make all our products in the UK, sure we bring in raw materials, but all the processing is done here. As much as we love real ale and sausage rolls, our pride really comes from the power of distributed, lean, on demand manufacturing. Making locally means supply chains are more secure, transport CO2 is dramatically reduced and Just In Time becomes much more feasible.

  • 4 ways we make things better for manufacturers


    Consolidate Supply

    Are labels a small but critical part of your BOM?


    Consolidate your signs, stickers, labels and industrial engraving with us, freeing you up to focus on bigger fish.


    Buy Flexibly

    We use our Lean, on demand set-up to offer you flexibility in how you buy.


    Would it be helpful to order in singles, but still get volume pricing?


    Move to consolidated label sets?


    If you want to change how you buy, we will work with you to find a way that works.


    Reduce Lead-times

    Our setup means we can typically reduce your current label lead-times from months to weeks and from weeks to days.


    Cutting lead times often means reduced stock holding & less obsolescence if specs change.


    Shorten your critical path, move to Just in Time or just solve that emergency.




    Talk to Manufacturers

    Created and owned by engineers, we stand apart from the graphic designer who owns a sign franchise.


    We understand manufacturing processes, specifications, materials and drawings in a way that is often a welcome relief for new customers.

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    We will get back to you within 2 hours.

    Viking Signs Ltd, Dysart Road, Grantham, NG31 7LE
    +44 (0)1476 957980
  • Case Studies

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    Ano Printed Serial Numbering

    A better solution to rating plates and end of line marking

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    Ano printed automotive components

    Custom components for custom Landrovers