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
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.