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Photo images in concrete

Have you ever considered taking a digital image and casting it with concrete. Here is how it can be done.

RECKLI artico system

The RECKLI artico foils visualize photos, images, individual designs and graphics in concrete. In contrast to paper stencils, synthetic foils transfer the motifs without creases or wrinkles on to the concrete. An innovative technology of deactivation enables a point-by-point washing out of the concrete’s surface. The resulting light-dark effects ensure a two-dimensional visualization in the concrete. Through the washing out, the surface pattern changes: the motif becomes haptically perceptible. The design appears independently of light and can be used indoors and outdoors.

THE PROCESS

1.PRINT DESIGN. 

RECKLI prints the design with a screen printing method on to a synthetic or magnetic foil that is treated with a concrete activator. The deactivator affects a delayed setting of the concrete. The treated surface can be washed out..

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2.CAST CONCRETE. 

The artico foil is laid into the casing. The synthetic foils ensure that the motif is applied to the concrete without wrinkles or creases. After the foil has been applied, the concrete is cast into the casing..

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3.REMOVE PART FROM MOLD. 

As soon as the concrete has hardened, the finished part is removed and the artico foil stripped away. Subsequently, the surfaces that were treated with deactivator are washed out with the high-pressure cleaner..

print image for casting concrete

4.WASH + SEAL. 

As soon as the concrete has hardened, the finished part is removed and the artico foil stripped away. Subsequently, the surfaces that were treated with deactivator are washed out with the high-pressure cleaner..

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