Pieces of my work printed on photographic paper and canvas can be found in several health care facilities across Kentucky. But Saint Joseph East Hospital in Lexington, KY has been the first health care facility to install my work printed on metal. I am humbled by their appreciation of my work. To date, they have purchased eighteen of my large metal prints, these two images are the most recent. Having my work at their facility along with so many great Kentucky artists gives me a sense of accomplishment.
The Printing Process
Through a printing process known as dye-sublimation, an image is embedded directly into the metal, not on top of it. Metal prints are created by using dye-sublimation inks on transfer paper and then placed on a specially coated sheet of ChromaLuxe aluminum. Heat is applied at about 400 degrees during the printing process which causes the inks to change from solids to a gas.
This process then causes the dye particles to be embedded into the ChromaLuxe substrate. The richness of colors and amazing details of metal prints make them seem to come alive. You have to see one to believe it, they can be best described as printing an image in high-definition.