65+ Years before fading – beats leading photo luster papers (permanence testing conducted by the Rochester Institute of Technology, results available upon request).
Dyes are infused beneath the exterior coating through sublimation. This makes it more durable than traditional paper and canvas imaging because it can’t be scratched or peeled off the surface.
No need to worry about fingerprints or blemishes. A microfiber cloth and household cleaner can be used to clean these prints. Perfect for public spaces and other high traffic areas.
Though extremely rigid and durable, the 90% recycled aluminum is light weight and easy to hang. A 40×60″ panel with a aluminum float backing weighs approx. 13lbs
Sublimated aluminum holds up against high heat. Necessary for artwork hung in specific corporate and public environments.
Largest single panel as large as 48×96″. Multiple panels can be joined and braced together in the back to create larger installations.
No glass needed! Sublimated aluminum can be displayed in a traditional or shadow box frame, or it can be suspended off the wall by using a floating wall mount or our corner standoffs for a more contemporary look.
Sublimation itself is the process of going from a solid to a gas, back to a solid – skipping the liquid state. The image is first printed onto a transfer paper and then is adhered to pretreated aluminum (other substrates such as tile, wood, or glass are also available). The aluminum and transfer paper are placed into a custom heat press, which is heated to temperatures exceeding 380 degrees Fahrenheit. While being subjected to extreme heat and pressure, the dyes from the transfer paper turn into a gas, are pressed into the surface of the metal, and then solidify into the treated aluminum. As the dyes cool they are permanently infused beneath the surface of the metal substrate.