“I worked alongside Coolings in-house designer to make corrections, much as I would do myself in my own studio for printed art to paper. The level of access and collaboration in the production stage is unusual in the commercial industry, but Cooling Brothers delivers in this way which allows for the best possible outcome for a project such as this, which required attentive sampling and proofing”
Vermey’s selection of ImagInk was for the robustness of the inks in harsh marine weather conditions and being in a school setting. He further comments:
“I’ve worked with various print reproduction methods using glass, including screenprint, DigiGlass and ImagInk. On this occasion I wanted to maintain full transparency between the solid opaque ink stripes, and wanted a very controlled gradient of blue hues, so ImagInk was the right choice” As the glass was laminated it provided further safety and longevity for the encapsulated printing.
Cooling Brothers has worked with Vermey on a number of successful projects in glass, many awe inspiring, highly creative and refined creations. We asked him if he had any pointers for artists looking to use digital glass printing processes, he advises:
“I’d advocate for close scrutiny of the nuances of site characteristics and the context for the artwork. Glass has very particular properties. Study how it behaves and what it looks like in different conditions.
Clear communication with your product supplier is always very important, so that everyone knows what you’re aiming to achieve, as is an understanding of how the industrial print process works.
I also firmly believe that by sampling and prototyping, even at 1:1 scale whenever that is possible, the properties and behaviours of your chosen materials will reveal themselves in richer ways than brochures and swatches ever can. Every artwork glass project is bespoke and unique. Take the time needed to get it right.”
Cooling Brothers has always been set apart by providing close attention to our client’s needs from the initial conceptual stages. Through close collaboration with the artist and being engaged early in the design process, a highly polished outcome can always be achieved.