faq

What is the so-called solobond process?
This special deluxe process is offered by the Munich company "ESF Fine Arts" and is based on the more common diasec procedure. By this procedure, the printed picture is being strung on an acrylate by a special adhesion. Afterwards, this edition is glued on an aluminium plate. The plate can have a thickness of 2 to 4 mm.

Where does the solobond/diasec process come from?
The diasec process dates back to the Swiss chemist Heinz Sovilla-Brulhard, who registered a patent in relation to it in 1969 in Bern. In the 1970s the advertising industry used diasec for their exclusive presentations. It was not until the end of the 1980s that more and more artists became satisfied these pictures. Famous artists like Andreas Gursky, Thomas Struth, Thomas Ruff, Lois Renner now use this technique in their works.

What is the advantage of this process?
It protects the photo effectively from scratches and UV rays. Also, lamination behind antiflex acrylglas is available. An aluminium or dibond plate is stuck on the back of the photo in order to stiffen and protect the back. The solobond process is a special way to present picture drafts in an aesthetic, authentic and long-lasting way. This process allows a constant relation of picture and diapositiv material with acrylglas in clear or antireflex style. The special manufacturing process guarantees a sealing without any bubbles or strips, screens from mechanical damage and offers long-lasting protection against UV rays and humidity.

What does Aludibond mean?
Aludibond is the plate on which the photo is stuck. Dibond is a composite board which consists of 3 layers: aluminium, plastic and aluminium. It is very light but solid. In the same size as the plate, the chosen motive is laminated on the dibondplate. The special adhesion makes it permanently plane. Finally, a UV protecting foil is put on which protects the picture from damage.