Noosa Festival of Surfing, Queensland.
Photo’s printed on acrylic skins and applied to plexiglass
The shadow play on the wall is part of the purpose of using plexiglass
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Clear Acrylic Skins were made using Golden Products.. and . These took 6 weeks to dry due to high humidity. Once dried 2 coats of were applied, allowing 1hr between coats.While the skins were drying original photos were copied to black and white and high contrast images chosen for copying.
Skins were then taped to A4 paper for printing. Using an (the paper goes in the back and comes out the front, as opposed to a “U” turn where it goes in and comes back out the front) allows the skins to go through with little damage to the skin or printer but it is recommended that you use an out of warranty printer as any damage caused by skins will void the warranty. I used a printer.
Once the skins were printed and the ink dry I applied two coats of Golden .Skins were then cut to shape and applied to Plexiglass using by IPS.