Display Onto Aluminum Photo Panel – 12″ x 16″
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 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.
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
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If unsure, go with white gloss. White gloss aluminum photo panel is the most popular.