Frequently Asked Questions of Metalagram® and SFA Artwork
What is Metalagram®
Metalagram®, (a portmanteau of “metal” and “hologram”) is created on two dimensional metal with an innovative process discovered by Linda Shinkle Rodney and Theodore M. Shinkle. Each Metalagram® artwork is a one-of-a-kind original on aluminum, UV protected and waterproof with a urethane post coat. The art is nationally and internationally award winning with a patent pending for the unique process.
What is the durability and like qualities of the Metalagram®? It is waterproof, archival, UV protective and has a car-like finish. It is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. It can be touched by human hands and cleaned with Windex. If scratched it can be buffed similar to buffing a car.
What is VIP
VIP stands for variance introduction is imagery re-visited with a significant difference in appearance. While the message for the VIP as compared with the original imagery is derived from the same beginning the VIP arrives at a difference ending.
Metalagram® Artwork Limited Series
The imagery used for each Metalagram® is limited to a series of ten 40 x 60” or larger artworks or the equivalent number derived from smaller sizing. For example, the imagery used for each Metalagram® reach the series limit as follows:
- A: Ten Metalagram® approximately 40 x 60”
- B: Five Metalagram® 40 x 60” and ten 20 x 30”
- C: Three Metalagram® 40 x 60”, eight 20 x 30”, and twelve 15 x 21”
Alu Dibond Metalagram® Replica Limited Editions
An aluminum dibond replica is made for each Metalagram® original through a process similar to a replica print made of an original painting. All sizes 8 x 10” or equivalent are open editions. The replicas are limited in the same way as the original Metalagram® artwork to fifty 40 x 60” or larger artworks or the equivalent number derived from smaller sizing. For example, the imagery for each Metalagram® Alu Dibond Replica reaches the Edition limit as follows:
- A: Fifty Metalagram® approximately 40 x 60”
- B: Twenty-five Metalagram® 40 x 60” and fifty 20 x 30”
- C: Fifteen Metalagram® 40 x 60”, forty 20 x 30”, and sixty 15 x 21”
Print Artwork Limited Editions
Our copyrighted imagery can be ordered in prints on fine art paper, canvas and alu dibond. All sizes 8 x 10” or equivalent are open editions. The prints are limited to one hundred 40 x 60” or larger artworks or the equivalent number derived from smaller sizing. Prints on paper, canvas and alu dibond are all including in the same numbering and reach the Edition limit as follows:
- A: One hundred prints approximately 40 x 60”
- B: Fifty Metalagram® prints 40 x 60” and one hundred prints 20 x 30”
- C: Thirty Metalagram® prints 40 x 60”, eighty prints 20 x 30”, and one hundred and twenty prints 15 x 21”
**To clarify, the alu dibond prints are simply prints of the base imagery on the dibond material, they are not replicas of Metalagram® originals, which is a different product.