Sundax has many options to honor or memorialize that special person. Send us the
photo and choose from one of the three options shown below.
The etching process allows you to forever replicate your photograph,
line drawing or complex artwork. This method utilizes a halftone dot pattern made from
a 50-line screen. Halftone portraits resemble newspaper photographs, and have
visible dot patterns. The etched, recessed dots are black infilled to contrast with the
satin finished metal background. The best photographs for halftone etched protraits
have high contrast tones with bright white areas, dense black areas and minimal
grey tones. Photos that are monotone or have muted colors will produce poor
halftone etchings. Halftone etchings are not available in aluminum.
We start with a photograph. Although we can use almost any quality photograph,
the better the image the better the modeling effort. Remember, the finished image
will be an artists interpretation of this photograph. An image of this clay model is sent
to you via email for your comments or approval. When approved, the clay model is used
for the bronze casting process. While the clay model is a monotone, the finished bronze
casting contains highlights. The bas relief is mechanically attached to the plaque background.
Overall height of around 6" to 9" with a finished depth of 3/4" to 1".
Sundax photo inserts use a standard-sized ceramic blank as its base. A photograph
is scanned at high resolution and a digital transfer is produced and applied to the blank.
A clear glaze is applied over this transfer, and the insert is fired in a kiln.
The resulting product is an exact color (or black & white) permanent reproduction
on a ceramic base.