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Hikari33 display stands illuminate fine works of art by candle light. The hand-constructed stands are designed to reflect the glow of flickering light on the surface of the satin-finished metal artworks. The alluring reflection is magically captivating. 

PRINTING DIRECTLY ON METAL SHEETS:
PRINTING DIRECTLY ON METAL SHEETS:

The process begins with high-resolution photographs of original artworks. Using the latest in UV printing technology the images are carefully prepared for printing. We have ascertained that metal sheets with diffused silk-like surface is an ideal substrate to print unmatched color brilliance. It’s sharp detail reproduction, sophisticated appearance, and weather resisting qualities makes it the optimum complement for the HIKARI33 candle-lit display concept. 

We have partnered with Pixel 2 Editions (San Diego) to have the artworks printed on their Epson 9890 dye sublimation printer. The Maxi press from Geo Knight pneumatic heat press allows the ink to transfer using 400 degrees and 80 PSI on to the chromaluxe matte white metal for a scratch resistant beautiful finish with exceptional clarity.

The Key Steps for crafting the HIKARI33 Candle Stands
The Key Steps for crafting the HIKARI33 Candle Stands

 

The HIKARI33 candle display stands are meticulously handcrafted to give it elegant, weathered finish. Each unit is individually crafted by our process of torching, sanding, aging (by immersing it in solution of stainless wool soaked in vinegar) staining and coating to complement the artwork being displayed. 

We are committed to paying close attention to details.
We are committed to paying close attention to details.

 

The current prototype
The current prototype

 We've experimented with a variety of ways to mount the metal images onto the candle stand. At this time, we feel "framing" the image with mitered strips works best.

Available in 3 Sizes and Styles
Available in 3 Sizes and Styles

Art lovers are not created equal. While they share common interests in fine art, they come with a wide variety of personal preferences and tastes. Some favor modern, abstract or composite art while others prefer works that celebrate nature or visual interpretations of our lives. In our aspiration to accommodate as many connoisseurs of art as possible, we combed through works by many prominent artists across the country to build our collection for the HIKARI33 Limited Edition. This Kickstarter Project offers 5 hand-picked artworks by 10 distinguished artists

 

Click here to see their Slid Show
Click here to see their Slid Show

 

Jennie Riker's Collection
Jennie Riker's Collection

 

Brian Tepper's Collection
Brian Tepper's Collection

 

PJ McKey and Dennis Aubrey's Collection
PJ McKey and Dennis Aubrey's Collection

 

Click here to see Dennis's Blog at Via Lucis: https://vialucispress.wordpress.com/2015/03/20/updating-our-via-lucis-site-dennis-aubrey/ 

Karen Petty's Collection
Karen Petty's Collection

 

 

Linda Pirri's Collection
Linda Pirri's Collection

 

 

Lydia Delgado's Collection
Lydia Delgado's Collection

 

     
Mick Victor's Collection
Mick Victor's Collection

 

 

Lydia Delgado's Collection
Lydia Delgado's Collection

 

Linnie Aiken's Collection
Linnie Aiken's Collection

 

 

Art Miles Mural Project Collection
Art Miles Mural Project Collection

 

 

The Sconce Collection (not limited editions)
The Sconce Collection (not limited editions)

 

Sets of Coasters and Magnets
Sets of Coasters and Magnets

 

 

Current R&D: SUNCATCHERS - artworks printed on plexiglass substrate.
Current R&D: SUNCATCHERS - artworks printed on plexiglass substrate.

 

Current R&D: Coffee Tables with metal-art surface
Current R&D: Coffee Tables with metal-art surface

 

Current R&D: Lamps with Plascolite (non-glare acrylic surface)
Current R&D: Lamps with Plascolite (non-glare acrylic surface)

 

Office/Hotel/Resort Lobbies
Office/Hotel/Resort Lobbies

 

Risks and challenges

We’ve identified that there are three critical steps involved in the creation of HIKARI33 Candle Display Stands. The first is selecting just the right images that are suitable for reflection by candle light. As you can see by the collection in our gallery, we think we’ve got this one mastered. The second step is getting the images optimally printed on metal substrate. Here, we’ve partnered with one of the best resource in the industry, Pixel2 Editions in San Diego. We are quite satisfied with their support in selecting the right combination of press, ink, heat and substrates to produce the optimum effect we need for the candle-reflected concept. We’ve found that the third step – giving the wooden display stands the elegant “aged” look is the most challenging. At first we tried using reclaimed wood. There are many sources out there for reclaimed wood but the problem is the inconsistencies. We don’t know what we’ll get until they are delivered. Another issue is that they are more difficult to work with as they crack and splinter easily. The qualities of the planks are all over the board (pun intended).
We’ve decided that the best way to assure consistency of each HIKARI33 display stands is worth the time and effort to give them the weathered look ourselves. This process requires mastering several phases such as sanding, aging (we like using steel wool solution soaked in vinegar and water) and of course, the right finish for sealing and protection. NOTE: HIKARI33 display stands are individually hand crafted and not factory manufactured. As a result each unit will have subtle differences caused by texture, grains and knots in the wood and how they respond to the finish.
So, while our quality control may not ever reach the coveted 6th Sigma standard, we are committed to continuing our research and development to deliver the very best under our control.

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