March 7----TherMark Holdings and Atomic Art have entered into a strategic alliance to create Permanent Impresstions Inc., a distribution company focused on the laser decorating market, which will provide commercial, industrial, and residential manufacturers specializing in custom decoration with a breakthrough, full-color process to permanently mark a wide variety of surfaces. Permanent Impressions will distribute the Atomic Art laser decorating technology licenses and supply the proprietary laser decorating inks developed in conjunction with TherMark. A facility with a gallery and showroom has been opened in Las Vegas to provide training for licensees in the use of this patent-pending technology.
Reportedly, with this technology laser owners can produce vibrant, permanent color images on such hard-to-mark surfaces as granite, marble, glass, ceramic, porcelain, travertine, and engineered stone. CERAM Research, a UK materials development, testing, and analysis provider, has already conducted a series of tests to successfully determine the durability of this process technology on porcelain, ceramic, and glass. Further studies on additional surfaces are in progress.