We can’t give away all our secrets,
but we can let you in on a few ways ALTO sets itself apart.
The secret is in the details.
ALTO™ WITH BENTS
This element has multiple uses but is most often employed as a unique mounting option.
Attached to a square post of wood or metal, it allows the graphic to be seen on multiple sides of a sign.
As the graphic wraps seamlessly around the fold, it creates a smooth look however the panel is applied to its mount.
One of the advantages of ALTO™ sublimation is the ability to get graphics to wrap over the edge of a panel, up to a 2” return.
This is great for a seamless look on panels, one that offers so many more options than the plain black or white sides you see on traditional HPL panels.
Over the past few years, we’ve seen the demand increase for a durable material that is also flexible enough to be curved, and aluminum fits the bill.
The ability to manipulate aluminum into gentle curves has allowed our clients to design large, stable freestanding signs.
On a smaller scale, curved ALTO™ panels have been used as sculptural lanterns, tubes and for interactive exhibits in museums and aquariums.
It’s a completely custom shape that adds extraordinary character to the panel, taking the idea of an archival or wayfinding map to the next level.
Having worked with artists and graphic designers for well over a decade, we have become specialists when it comes to custom shapes with perfectly finished edges.
The standard UV texture is the most popular choice for most exterior applications, as it provides a lightly textured surface designed to minimize glare and make it easy to clean.
A chrome base provides an extra level of metallic sheen without adding any glare. It’s a great choice for panels with neutral tones and faux metal looks.
Perforated bases offer a unique look thanks to small holes, which can be in-line or offset, and come in completely custom patterns. This is best for large-scale installations with big, bold graphics.
TO DISGUISE ELEMENTS
There are some projects and applications that need something a little different from solid ALTO™ Aluminum. That’s where perforated ALTO™ comes in.
Perforated ALTO™ has been used for mural applications, shade structures and sculptures.
It is also an ideal solution for disguising vents, speakers, pipes or anything else that needs to be hidden.
OVER THE EDGE
By rounding corners and edges, we produce safe, professional-looking products that come with an added bonus. Finished edges allow us to wrap graphics around the entire panel, creating seamless image continuation.
COLOR YOUR WORLD
Using the Pantone and RAL colors systems, we ensure that finished ALTO™ products meet the aesthetic expectations of artists, designers, and the world’s most iconic brands. Sublimated colors are vibrant, consistent and rich.
Heat and pressure fuses special dyes into powder-coated aluminum for remarkably durable, super vibrant and highly detailed reproductions of graphics, images and text. Each project is custom-sublimated, so the options are limited only by your imagination.
THE CREATIVE ELEMENT
Aluminum, a modern wonder material, is environmentally-responsible, recyclable and super durable. ALTO™ uses Grade 5052 aluminum, a lightweight and ductile alloy that is great for use highly humid, marine and cold-weather outdoor environments.
When a product looks this good, you develop mounting systems that don’t get in the way AND prevent theft. We offer a variety of mounting options that can be tailored to your needs and environment. Some of our panels are even self-supporting, with the help of cleverly-concealed hardware. Our mounting systems are straightforward, engineered to fit perfectly with ALTO™ products, and easy to assemble.