The Technicals

Technical specifications

    • Material- Aluminium

    • Meets Class B flame spread index 75 or less and smoke developed index 450 or less
    • Thickness:  1.2mm
    • Sheet Weight: 8.6kg max
    • Vibrant image reproduction
    • Exceptional detail and colour resolution
    • 3D depth of image
    • Fade resistant
    • Will not yellow with age
    • Stain resistant
    • Chemical and ammonia resistant
    • Moisture resistant
    • 100% recyclable
    • Fused directly onto coated aluminium

    We use a process called ‘dye sublimation’ to produce images or artwork on slimline aluminium with either a high gloss or matte finish. These 1.2mm thin metal prints have an intense depth and colour intensity that is comparable to that of traditional Cibachrome prints or photographs produced using Kodak Kodachrome or Fujifilm Velvia colour-reversal or transparency films.

    The printing technique uses a process called ‘dye sublimation’ to fuse images on to metal.  The term ‘sublimation’ describes the transition of a substance (in this case, the special inks) directly from the solid to the gas phase without becoming a liquid first.

    The 8 dye sublimation inks we use for the production of the images consist of a solid and heat intensive dye. Images are first printed as a Giclee print using these inks, on to transfer paper, which is then applied to a specially coated 1.2mm aluminium panel via a heat press. Using both heat and pressure the dye particles change into a gas, bond with the polymers in the aluminium, and then change back into a solid state; fusing the image and aluminium together.

    Sizes –  Standard sizes A2, A1, A0, 1500mm x 1000mm, 1750mm x 1000mm, and each can be cut and shaped to size and framed or float mounted on your wall.

    PricesContact us  for our prices and to ask about our Signature Commissions.

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