- 3mm aluminium composite
- Over lamination
- Can be cut to any shape or trimmed to size
- Can be drilled if needed
- Available in very large sheet sizes
This sheet material is relatively lightweight compared to its
strength. It is rigid & will not warp with thermal expansion. Stable
enough to use in sunny rooms or for external purposes. it can be used
in permanent mounting applications where stability is required. A sub
frame is usually added for fixing purposes & to give depth from the
We have recently completed a project to create a series of large
photographic panel portraits. The original photographs were quite small
at A4 size, and they were to be blown up to 4’x6’, Giclée printed to art
paper and bonded to aluminium composite panels. Following further
discussions with the client, it was decided to add aluminium frames
& specialist anti-reflective glass to the photo panels. (Pics of
Rupert’s frames & photos – photo with them stacked up & an
implication of a set of them – best one to the front)
Printed artwork can also be bonded to PVC sheet Foamex, or to foam
board. Kapa foam board is the best quality polyurethane core, covered in
card on both sides. It is a lightweight and yet rigid mounting board,
extremely suitable as panel material, and can be framed or used as a
temporary display board.
How It’s Made?
- 5mm or 10mm panel thicknesses
- Adhesive layer
- Matt over-lamination as required
- Trimmed to size
- Working with Lincoln Townley economical substrate, and is often the
best choice due to its light-weight, easy-cut & paper-faced
- Commercial wall panels
- Suitable for large wall panels
Working with the artist & marketer Lincoln Townley, we have
assisted in the production of a series of large printed art pieces
bonded to foam board, with an addition of a minimal black inset profile.
These icon pieces travel widely to exotic & far-flung locations
alongside the artist. We usually work at batches of these limited
edition prints, with Lincoln visiting frequently to give moral support
& guidance on finishes. Many of the larger Hilton Hotels currently
have Lincoln’s Limited Edition print panels & originals on show.
A local established furniture warehouse & retail department
approached us for a storyline panel to tell the story of their history
to present day for an exhibition stand that they needed for the
Manchester Ideal Home Exhibition. This was fun to be part of & a
learning process for us too – we discovered new things we didn’t know
about our favourite local company.
Following the exhibition, the panels were installed in Arighi’s own Cafe.
The prints can be bonded to the reverse of acrylic, bonded to the
surface of aluminium or DiBond, or bonded to the surface of Foamex or
Art Panels are printed images sitting behind (and bonded to) a rigid,
transparent board for strength. They can be used for displaying art,
information or branding.
The bonding process is non-reversible, so we don’t recommend doing
this to original art. It’s almost always used with printed images as
they can always be re-printed if required.
You can use them as standalone panels, or spread a large image across many panels to fill a whole wall with graphics.
An acrylic art panel is Giclée printed art bonded to the reverse of
5mm acrylic using an invisible adhesive layer, a backing of DiBond &
a sub frame for secure fixing at large sizes.
- 5mm acrylic panels
- Optically clear adhesive
- Artwork viewed through clear acrylic, enhancing colour
- Artwork face mounted to clear acrylic
- Giclée printed image
- Aluminium composite backing
- Aluminium sub frame for security fixings
This has to be our favourite way of displaying artwork without a
frame. It takes a deal of skill to produce, but yields an excellent
looking image. The result is a very contemporary & minimalist
treatment of artwork & is not suited to all art types. We strongly
believe that the
Addition of space or shadow to an image is key; with
acrylic panels, a shadow is created by distancing the product from the
wall to create a soft shadow behind. This is created with the addition
of a hidden batten or sub frame.
We are currently creating a series of vintage design posters for a
pub refurbishment. The client has specified acrylic panels as they have
been delighted previously with these. The
Project involves a series
of posters in a range of sizes, involving the whole workshop from design
studio – to print department – to acrylic panel bonding section.
We are also completing a series of panels for a pharmaceutical
company using their own artwork. These are acrylic panels with DiBond
backing & aluminium sub frame for security fixings.
In this case, a printed image is bonded to the face of an aluminium
composite sheet material. This is a double layer of 0.3mm aluminium
sandwiching a black polyethylene core to a depth of 3mm. The face of the
print can also be matt laminated for durability. Aluminium sheet is
perfectly smooth and ideal for glossy or satin photography papers.