Antalis has donated Dibond Digital board to support a photographic exhibition highlighting the plight of rare Welsh Mountain goats in Snowdonia.
C3imaging Liverpool turned to Antalis for consultative advice when one of its printers, Stuart Hill, was looking for a material suitable for mounting photographs. After a chance meeting with naturalist John Horrigan, who wanted to raise awareness of the plight of the rare and ancient breed of Welsh Mountain goats that live in the Dinorwig quarry, Stuart, who is also a photographer, embarked on a project to capture the animals in their habitat. Supporting Stuart in his project, C3imaging agreed to print the photographs free of charge, while Antalis recommended and donated Dibond Digital board on which the 15 A1 sized photographs would be mounted.
Chris Green, channel head for Visual Communications at Antalis, said: ‘Stuart discovered that the goats, which have lived in the Snowdonia mountain range since around 4500 BC, have been under threat from hunting – something which both he and John were keen to raise the awareness of. This fuelled the idea of creating an exhibition of Stuart’s photographs at the Electric Mountain visitor centre, which sits below the mountains in Snowdonia, where the goats roam.
‘Once we heard the story, we wanted to help and offered to donate the photography mounting boards he needed. For the best possible finish, we recommended Dibond Digital for its high level of flatness, strength and rigidity while also being lightweight.’
Martin Lloyd, production manager at C3imaging Liverpool, added: ‘As an existing Antalis customer, we trust the team’s advice when it comes to recommending exactly the right product for our needs but were thrilled when it not only suggested a product but agreed to donate it in support of Stuart’s exhibition. It was clear during the production process that all composite aluminium boards are not equal. The Dibond Digital panel is far superior to cheaper ACM and hoarding boards and was perfect for the high quality print and finishing for which we were looking. We were delighted with the finished result and would like to thank Antalis for its contribution.’
To produce the finished photographs, C3imaging Liverpool printed the A1 images onto a satin photo paper using its HP DesignJet Z6200 photo production printer. The images were then laminated with Drytac Emerytex laminate before being mounted onto the Dibond Digital using Drytac MediaTac. The mounts were then cut to shape using a Zund XL3200 cutter.
Stuart Hill’s exhibition – Welsh Mountain Goats of Dinorwig Quarry – can be seen at Electric Mountain, the First Hydro Company's Visitor centre in Llanberis visitor centre until 28 May 2018.