Dye Sublimation

Custom Metal Prints Aluminum Photo Panel – 12″ x 16″

Aluminum Dye Sublimation
Rolling wave on aluminum photo panel

Benefits of Aluminum Photo Panels

  • No need to worry about fingerprints or blemishes on the surface. A microfiber cloth and household cleaner can be used to clean dye sub prints. Perfect for public spaces and other high traffic areas.
  • Very light weight
  • Fire retardant and hold up against high heat
  • Zero glass to worry about breaking. Nothing more is needed to protect the image.
  • Resistant against chemicals and bacteria.
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Display Onto Aluminum Photo Panel – 12″ x 16″

 

Aluminum Dye Sublimation
Rocky ground on aluminum photo panel

 

DYE-SUBLIMATION ONTO ALUMINUM

Sublimation onto aluminum (also know as metal print) is a process of infusing dyes into a sheet of pre-treated aluminum via heat transfer. Sublimation is the process of going from a solid to a gas, back to a solid – skipping the liquid state. Once the dyes submerge underneath the surface, the process and complete and permanent. Archival up to 65+ years tested by Wilhelm imaging research.

 

THE PROCESS

The image is first printed onto a transfer paper via inkjet technology. Then, the paper is adhered to a sheet of pre-treated aluminum. Finally it is put into a heat press where the temperatures reaching between 350-400 degrees. 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. This is where the sublimation.heat transfer occurs. The transfer process takes between 3-10 minutes per press. Once out of the press, the aluminum cools and the process is complete. There is no additional coatings or laminated applied after. As the dyes cool they are permanently infused beneath the surface of the metal substrate.

 

Spectacular Images

The color and depth in an image burned onto an aluminum panel is unlike anything else. It’s an image that truly spectacular.

4 different finishes

Choose from 4 different styles of aluminum panel.

  • Gloss Clear
  • Gloss White
  • Matte Clear
  • Matte White

See bottom tabs for descriptions.

If unsure, go with white gloss. White gloss aluminum photo panel is the most popular.

Additional information

Weight 12 oz
Dimensions 12 × 16 in

Gloss White

Description:
ChromaLuxe® Gloss White Aluminum Sublimation Photo Panel, 12" x 16" x .045", with 0.125" Radius Corners. ChromaLuxe photo panels have an extremely durable scratch resistant surface that is waterproof and can be cleaned easily with a damp cloth. These aluminum photo panels are great for family photos, landscape pictures, or custom artwork. Perfect for displaying in homes as well as art galleries. For a nice display there are different easels, frames and wall mount options, sold separately.

Gloss Clear

Description:
ChromaLuxe® Gloss Clear Aluminum Sublimation Photo Panel, 12" x 16" x.045", with 0.125" Radius Corners. For a nice display there are different easels, frames and wall mount options, sold separately. The Clear silver base option allows the natural finish of the aluminum to appear through images and provides a unique look and a clear, brushed aluminum appearance.

Matte Clear

Description:
ChromaLuxe® Matte Clear Aluminum Sublimation Photo Panel, 12" x 16" x.045", with 0.125" Radius Corners. For a nice display there are different easels, frames and wall mount options, sold separately. The Clear silver base option allows the natural finish of the aluminum to appear through images and provides a unique look and a clear, brushed aluminum appearance.

Matte White

Description:

ChromaLuxe® Matte White Aluminum Sublimation Photo Panel, 12" x 16" x .045", with 0.125" Radius Corners. ChromaLuxe HD Aluminum Photo Panels are extremely durable, offering scratch and abrasion resistance without hiding your image behind glass, also offering the highest fade resistance compared to every other photo medium. For a nice display there are different easels, frames and wall mount options, sold separately.