Françoise Nielly EDITIONS
Our edition pigment prints on aluminium are signed and certified by the artist and the gallery. The prints are made using a process called ‘dye-sublimation’. They are produced on slimline aluminium with either a high gloss or satin finish. These 1.2 mm thin metal prints have a depth and colour intensity that is regarded as the highest quality technique to produce editions available on the market today. They are archival, waterproof, UV resistant, chemical resistant and abrasion-resistant.
The unique process to make these pigment prints entails the transition of a substance (in this case, the special inks) directly from the solid to the gas phase without becoming a liquid first. The eight dye sublimation inks we use for the production of the prints consist of a solid and heat-intensive dye. The image is first printed on a support using these inks, then on to transfer paper, which is then applied to a specially coated 1.2 mm aluminium panel. Using both heat and pressure the dye particles change into a gas, bond with the polymers in the aluminium, and then change back into a solid-state; fusing the image and aluminium.
With this procedure we are able to achieve intensely sharp colour with an outstanding depth and durability, that are as close as an edition can get to an original painting by Françoise Nielly. The prints have a rectangular light weight U profile for stability and hanging and require no additional glass, acrylic, lamination or coating to protect them.