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Print Experts Use Dibond Brushed Metal To Create Stunning Artistic Prints


Stephanie Hatten of Sh-Interiors approached the print experts at Artisan HD to assist in a project she had for the DIY Network series “The Shatner Project.” The show follows the Shatners as they remodel their home and interior designer, Hatten, commissioned Artisan for the interior art prints.

The featured party room would have an abundance of natural light and focus mostly on the large screen television but the surrounding art was sure to add a bit of sophistication as well.



For this, Artisan chose Dibond brushed metal. Glenna Goldman of Artisan describes, “One of the best things about Dibond is how it is both lightweight and durable. While its reflective, shiny aluminum metal surface adds texture to artwork and interior walls, Dibond is also a fantastic option for exteriors.”

As the print shop focuses on projects on the West Coast, choosing a material that can withstand the California and Arizona sun is a must. To combat fading, Artisan utilizes UV-cured inks for all Dibond prints.

Artisan HD pride themselves on becoming a partner in the printing process not simply a vendor. When artist Carol Crane approached the team about an upcoming exhibition they knew the perfect substrate for the job.

Artisan HD, Brushed Dibond Aluminum Composite Prints

Crane’s photograph entitled “Rusty” showcases a rusted truck deep in the Arizona desert and Mike Goldner of Artisan knew the print could be elevated with the right substrate. He specified Dibond brushed metal for its ability to pick up the subtle hues of the rusted truck and transform the photograph. Goldner describes, “In the case of “Rusty” the choice was obvious…the grit and toughness of the truck, slowly rusting in the harsh Arizona Desert had to be printed on brushed metal (Dibond Aluminum).”

After entering the print in the Fountain Hill Art Show, Crane was awarded second place.

information and photography courtesy of Artisan HD/Artisan Colour

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