Dye Sublimation or Infused Metal Prints
This technology starts when a high-resolution full-color mirror image is printed on specialized transfer paper – sometimes called a carrier sheet. This carrier is then carefully aligned and heat infused with a specially coated aluminum sheet. Through heat( up to 400 degrees fahrenheit) and pressure the inks are vaporized and drawn into the coating on the metal. When the transfer process is completed, the metal print is allowed to cool and the dyes are now locked into the coating. Then a final glossy coating is added to give the print extra protection, punchiness and scratch resistance from cleaning. Any industrial non-ammonia based window cleaner will work to clean the prints!
My acrylic prints are first printed on LexJet Metallic Surface paper from the highest quality printer then the print is mounted behind 1\4" acrylic with polished corners and then finally a DiBond backing is mounted to the back of the print for a sturdy, substantial display. Because of their more substantial printing and construction process these prints are a bit more pricey than my metal or canvas prints, but they carry a high quality and more modern look that you may be most interested in.
The finished mounted prints come ready to wall mount with the included french cleats for strong and secure mounting.