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Topher's inspiration

Myprocess includes modern technology and methods that haven’t been aroundvery long, and are rarely utilized by creators of fine art. I startwith a photograph of a natural landscape (mountains, rivers, oceans,etc). I examine the photo and look for the most intriguing aspects ofthe image and for the most prominent colors. Then I take my stylus andselect specific colors from the original image—turning it into mypalette—and paint over the photograph with those original colors.

The endresult is a well-known landscape engulfed in contoured lines thatsuperimpose the autogenous beauty of the original photograph. I takerecognizable, natural landscapes and convert them into a modern array ofsharp lines—blending and contorting them up the slope of a mountain orshaping the soft, blurred lines of a waterfall. 

My zest for transcending established iconography makes for a unique combination of traditional vistas and modern style.

experience

The adventure

Topher works figuring out how to best intrepete his experinces - never cutting corners. Filling in stroke by stroke

Every Detail

Stroke by Stroke

Topher works figuring out how to best intrepete his experinces - never cutting corners. Filling in stroke by stroke

Every Detail

Stroke by Stroke

Topher works figuring out how to best intrepete his experinces - never cutting corners. Filling in stroke by stroke

MONTHS OF WORK

Image Locked!

Topher works figuring out how to best intrepete his experinces - never cutting corners. Filling in stroke by stroke

Dye Sublimation Printing


Sublimation onto aluminum (also know as metal print) is a process ofinfusing 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 asolid - skipping the liquid state. Once the dyes submerge underneath thesurface, the process and complete and permanent. The

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.
ARCHIVAL
65+ Years Archivability. Permanence test conducted by Wilhelm Imaging Research and Rochester Institute of Technology, Results available upon request.


SCRATCH RESISTANT

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.

MODERN FINiISH
Sublimated aluminum can be displayed in a traditional or contemporary float frame, or it can be suspended off the wall by using a inset backing. Or use Standoffs in the corners for a more industrial look.
WIPEABLE ARTWORK

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.

LIGHT WEIGHT
Though extremely rigid and durable, the recycled aluminum is light weight and easy to hang.  A 40x60" panel with a aluminum float backing weighs approximately 13lbs

LARGE FORMAT
Largest single panel can be produced at 48x96". Multiple panels can be joined and braced together in the back to create larger installations.
RECYCLED ALUMINUM

Our aluminum is produced by 90% Recycled aluminum and it’s 100% Recyclable after sublimation.

FIRE RETARDANT
Sublimated aluminum holds up against high heat. Necessary for artwork hung in specific corporate and public environments which meet today’s fire-rated standards.

No Glass
After the heat transfer process, the artwork is completed. No additional UV Acrylic or Glass is needed to protect the artwork.
Resistant Against  
Chemicals • Bacteria*

Resistant Against  Chemicals • Bacteria*

Proprietary coatings utilized on all ChromaLuxe print media provide a surface resistant to all forms of chemicals, bacteria*, contaminants, and pathogens.



To have the utmost confidence in your purchase you may want to see what a print on metal looks like in person. Here are a few options:

   
I have shows across the country and there is a chance that you could visit an exhibit to view my work in person.
   
You are welcome to visit my studio near Denver, Colorado to see examples printed at full-size.
  
For a small cost I can ship a small sample of the exact painting you are interested in. You can touch and feel the material and see how the painting will look in your space. For $100 (including production costs and US shipping) I will send you a sample (4” wide x 36” high “skinny slice” cut into (3) 12” sections and taped together PLUS a 5.5” x 9” overall color proof) Please contact me to arrange.

We are also able to do a proportional digital mock-up of the work into a photo of your space. Photos must meet the specs we provide.


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