Graphic / Image Splashbacks
Your own image... on glass. Simply upload any photo or graphic, and our team will transform it into an image on a glass splashback! To ensure safety and compliance, we utilize 5mm heat-strengthened toughened safety glass, approved for fire rating behind any hob and for secure installation. Each piece is custom-made to your precise measurements, with dimensions of up to 1.6m x 2.8m (matching the capabilities of the specialized printer). This advanced printing technology ensures high-resolution and long-lasting quality for sharp and detailed images on glass.
The Image Selection Process
The image selection process for a new glass splashback involves the consideration of various factors to ensure a cohesive and visually appealing design. Below is a short outline of some key steps to keep in mind:
Size / Resolution
When selecting an image to be printed in large format it is important to pick something with high resolution. Enlargement tends to be extremely unforgiving with lower quality images. We recommend at least 3000 x 4000 pixels at close to 300dpi (larger than a 4mb file).
Shape / Orientation
The orientation of an image is important to fit the glass panel with minimal cropping. Most kitchen splashbacks are wide horizontally, so lend themselves well to panoramic 'landscape' photos. Shower liners work better with a portrait orientation.
If there are cut outs for powerpoints or shower hardware keep in mind where they are positioned in relation to key elements in the image.
Think about the colours around the kitchen (or bathroom) and whether the styling is modern or traditional. A modern kitchen lends itself to photographic imagery, whereas a traditional kitchen may work well with a printed texture (granite/marble etc)
In designing kitchens and bathrooms there are always objects in the room arranged to give it balance. Its no different with images. For instance, in a kitchen you may wish to center the focal point of a photo directly below a rangehood.
Keep in mind that the image you see on a screen is back-lit and illuminated. To have printed glass looking 'exactly' as bright as it does on a screen would involve some extensive additional backlighting.
For your peace of mind, we provide a digital proof of the artwork via email before proceeding with the printing process, allowing you to confirm the design. See your own image come to life on a glass splashback. Contact us today to begin the process and transform your space with a truly personalized touch
Measure and Quote
We offer a free, no obligation measure and quote in the Greater Auckland region. Contact us for a quote over the phone, via email, or to arrange to meet a consultant on site. If you havent already chosen your colour or design, our consultant will have some samples with them and is experienced to help you in the selection process. On acceptance of a quote we will conduct a final measure.
The wall must be generally flat, but not necessarily stopped as the paint or silvering we use is well covered, fully opaque and free of read through. Our consultant can make recommendations on site if anything is necessary. All cupboards benchtops and rangehoods should be installed and in position for a final measure. The glass splashback is typically the last thing to be installed in the kitchen, but you can get the quote and colour selection process under way well before the final measure stage. If its necessary, with a little co-ordinated planning, rangehoods can go up after the final installation (but not after the final measure and before install).
We will call and arrange a time to fit the glass. The installation generally takes 1-2 hours depending on the size of the job. We glue fix splashbacks to the wall and neatly silicon seal the edges. Occasionally it may involve coordination with a plumber if taps require removal, or an electrician if the installation is effected by oven wiring.