Our Executive Crystal Set is a luxurious modern way to display your photographs that truly enhances them. It was designed for professionals who love understated luxury. Some display it at their desk at work, others display it at home on a low cabinet. Your guests will be amazed at the beauty of this product.
You may have seen something similar from other photographers, but what makes ours different? It’s all in the details. Your photographs are mounted behind a block of ultra-clear genuine German Plexiglas, and look beautiful on a desk or display unit. These sets are very popular with executives who want to have photographs in their office, but want something more modern than a boring desk frame.
We chose our supplier carefully for this magnificent product. The material been around for many years, and there are many suppliers on the market who make something similar. To a consumer, they seem the same. But there’s a world of difference.
Firstly the material is called acrylic. It is chosen for its high clarity and having 4 times the shatter resistance of window glass. Even though it’s also half the weight, when you pick up these pieces they are still quite hefty!
Our supplier uses genuine Plexiglas from Germany, the pioneer of the material. They have done age testing on the material and shown it keeps it clarity for 30 years! Meanwhile tests done on some inferior acrylics have seen them turn cloudy and yellow in as little as 5 years. I have seen first hand what these pieces look like.
Secondly there is the material preparation. Plexiglas comes in huge slabs, which have to be cut into the right size. This is a time consuming process, taking over an hour to cut one piece!
At this point you have a smooth edge but it isn’t quite clear. Some suppliers use a flame which quickly brings the edges to a clear finish. While this looks fine, the problem is that it introduces heat stress into the material. You probably won’t see anything wrong, until years in the future when you clean the piece, the chemicals in your cleaner may just react with the stress and crack the piece!
Our supplier instead uses a multi stage diamond polish on not just on the four cut edges, but also the front and back to give a perfect finish.
Lastly of course the photograph itself is produced with archival inks and papers and expertly mounted on the block with acid free materials. Whether you choose black and white or color, these look fantastic when the light hits them!
So you can see why we have chosen this supplier, so that your Executive Crystal Set will look as beautiful now as when your little one grows up. They look brilliant with both color and black & white photographs. Here is one from a recent newborn session.
Valent Lau Photography provides Custom Portrait Photography and is based in South Coogee in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs. All art is produced using high quality materials that will stay in top condition for many many years. Contact us now and take your first step towards creating some beautiful heirlooms.