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Arizona Print Experts Transform Artist Works With Brushed Dibond ACM

ArtisanHD, Arizona, Matthew Cunningham, Dibond
© Matthew Cunningham

The experts at ArtisanHD are always encouraging artists to experiment with the silver-brushed surface of Dibond, which has the ability to enhance artwork.Utilizing their flatbed InkJet printer, the CMYK ink is directly sprayed onto the boards. The semi-transparent ink allows for the brushed texture to show through.

As advocates for the ability of brushed Dibond to transform photography in particular, the team at ArtisanHD encouraged these custom prints for works sent to them by accomplished designer Matthew Cunningham.

ArtisanHD, Arizona, Matthew Cunningham, Dibond
© Matthew Cunningham

Cunningham is renowned for his futuristic digital illustrations and conceptual designs. Some of his popular works have been seen in popular Hollywood films and television including but not limited to: Westworld, Source Code, and Marvel’s Runaways. His Dibond exhibit showcases his impressive geometric automotive concepts.

ArtisanHD, Arizona, Matthew Cunningham, Dibond
© Matthew Cunningham

The process of direct printing is not a simple one, sometimes requiring the preservation of the image’s integrity by utilizing Photoshop to remove shadows and other dark tones. ArtisanHD reps describe, “This simple move gave us more details about the dark areas, while preserving the overall color (vs. a Curve or Hue adjustment). For a final kick, we increased the Saturation by about 5%, just to make sure the colorful highlights really pop.”

The print team is meticulous, which was why Cunningham allowed them to slightly manipulate his works to produce the best possible printed results. The team explain, “Cunningham was very amicable, and told us to go ahead as he trusted our judgment. With his approval, we proceeded to make the prints based on our initial adjustments. The results were stunning! Not only did his print get that cool, industrial metal look, but we were also able to preserve the punch & details of the images, as seen on the monitor.”

ArtisanHD, Arizona, Matthew Cunningham, Dibond
© Matthew Cunningham

The result is a set of incredibly futuristic prints that further transform Cunningham’s designs.

ArtisanHD has over seven years of experience direct printing to Dibond aluminum composite panels. As they describe, “These brushed metal prints keep growing in popularity…we use one of the best aluminum composite materials out there. Dibond is tough enough to be commercially rated for outdoor use and building cladding, which makes it the perfect material for indoor and outdoor use.”

All photography and information courtesy of ©ArtisanHD

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