TECHNICAL PROCESS AND NOTES FOR SUE DUMKE IMAGES
The creative and technical process behind all Sue Dumke Images is unique and specific to each print. All of the images were taken with a Nikon D300 12.3 mega-pixel body and digitally stylized with technology from Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. Archival printing procedures are used for all of the images, creating lasting high definition prints.
In order to achieve a dynamic and metallic quality, the images are printed on a variety of different mediums.
LIGHTLY BRUSHED ULTRA GLOSS ALUMINUM, FRAMED EDGE TO EDGE: Unlike other methods that print images on top of a coating applied to paper or other materials, the aluminum printing technology embeds the image into the coated finish of the aluminum. This creates the possibility for richer and deeper colors, as well as a dynamic sense of depth. Sue Dumke Images are printed from edge to edge on lightly brushed, ultra gloss aluminum, which enables light to bounce off of the aluminum and enhance the colors of the image as well as make it appear three-dimensional. The printing technology allows the works to withstand the elements due to UV and waterproof protection.
LARGE FORMAT SILVER ALUMINUM PRINTS – FLOAT MOUNT: Printed on a lightweight, but durable aluminum composite material comprised of two strong sheets of aluminum bonded to a thermoplastic core, these images have excellent weather resistance and stability. The extremely smooth surface creates precision and depth in the printing process. The large format prints are displayed on a float mount, giving the images a powerful presence in any display situation.
METALLIC PAPER: In addition to printing on metal, Sue Dumke Images are also available on Kodak Professional Endura Metallic paper. The metallic paper has a glossy finish and a unique metallic appearance, which provides striking three-dimensional images. Kodak Endura Metallic paper uses a proprietary combination of film laminate layers that creates an effect that is sometimes described as "chrome on paper." This technology also allows for increased durability and tear resistance, leading to long-lasting and diverse display opportunities.