Presentation on theme: "‘’Picture-Perf’’ - What is it? It’s a fresh & exciting concept to add to your creations by perforating images into sheet metal."— Presentation transcript:
‘’Picture-Perf’’ - What is it? It’s a fresh & exciting concept to add to your creations by perforating images into sheet metal.
The Process It starts with an image processed on a computer which is then perforated onto a sheet.
The process is similar to printing. Instead of dots, holes are used to create an image. Different size holes represent the various shades in the image.
Here is an example of natural sunlight shining on “Picture-Perf”. Shadow images, as you can see, can be quite effective.
Using artificial light sources contribute significantly to changing its appearance.
Curving a flat sheet with a small radius makes panels a lot more ridged and can help eliminate potential distortion issues.
Completed project, the slightly curved panels are substantially stronger & less susceptible towards vandalism
Coloured & transparent background gives added dimension, printed canvas or light diffusing plastic can be supplied behind the perforations
RGB LED’s are be fitted when required adding another dimension to “Picture-Perf”.
Detail – is determined by size & spacing of holes in relation to surface area. Large surface areas achieve good detail without making perforations small.
“Picture-Perf” in Positive & negative format painted in two colours with only one perforation size.
One perforation size can be used for simple images where thick material will be used, such as floor plates. Ideal for punched steel flooring with lighting on the underside
‘’Picture-Perf’’ image using two hole sizes
‘’Picture-Perf” using three hole sizes giving more of a three dimensional effect
One perforation size. less transparent. Two perforation sizes More transparent Image with two shades supplied in two different ways
Individual panels can be punched to create one ‘’Picture-Perf’’ image
Celtic knot pattern used for glass table Example 2 Single size hole in circles Images from drawings
‘’Picture-Perf’’ lettering used on fabricated items.
Simple and quick to manufacture ‘’Picture-Perf’’ examples of balustrade infill
Microscopic stretching occurs in all perforating processes. (Extreme example of stainless steel) In 99% of cases our solution is to use a levelling machine we can level up to 2.2m in both directions. End result – totally flat sheet
“Picture-Perf” Applications Picture-Perf is perfect for: Sculptures Design Concepts Mood light enhancing applications Company logos and displays Furniture Advertising & Promotion In areas of industry such as: Landscape Gardening Interior Architecture Exhibitions Creative Lighting Exterior & Interior Cladding Signage