THE PAINTING PROCESS
Digital paintings are created entirely with Procreate software on a tablet using a stylus brush. The files are then finished in photoshop, before being transferred onto plexiglass, paper, or aluminum.
THE PRODUCTION PROCESS
Industrial printers at Duggal Visual Solutions bake the digital pigments onto an aluminum sheet or transfer them onto plexiglass. The piece above was finished in matte plexiglass.
The piece below was finished in high gloss aluminum.
The aluminum is lightweight enough for transportation and mounting to be accomplished by one individual. The piece above was finished in high-gloss.
Lighting strongly influences the color temperature of more vivid work. This is the same piece shown in the earlier photographs, but mounted and photographed at night. Note the warmer tones and lack of reflections.
A Matte finish provides a more textural result
Vibracrome results are exceptionally detailed and showcase dynamic color gamuts.
During the Vibrachrome process, a special coated paper printed on the Texart is transferred to the TRITON, which heats the print against the face of the metal at 400 degrees F. As the water in the ink evaporates, the ink transitions from a solid to gaseous state.
After the metal cools, the ink becomes permanent and scratch-resistant–no lamination needed. The Texart’s distinguishing features–high-resolution, 8-color CMYK printing with an extended gamut including light cyan, light magenta, orange and violet–allow for photographic quality with enhanced PANTONE color matching.
natural aluminum, white aluminum, plexiglass
matte, semi-gloss, goss
Desired gloss level is determined based on the client's taste, the nature of the work and the space in which the work will be shown.