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Acoustic Art Panel: Sized 150by120cm

Acoustic Art Panel: Sized 150by120cm

Product Code: AAP/150_90

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Our Price: £325.00
Description
Acoustic Art Panel: Sized 150by120cm

Specifications:
Front face of acoustic art panel: 1524mm by 1220mm (60inches by 48inches)
Depth of wooden frame: 38mm (1.5 inches)
Acoustic Coverage Area: 1.8m2 
Weight: 9.0kg

How to place your order?
Step 1: Select the finished look of the acoustic art panel using the "Printing Options" drop down menu above
Step 2: Enter any addditional comments for your image requirements in the "Printing Comments" box above (e.g. specifiy the plain colour, or which gingerwhite image is required etc) 
Step 3: It is also helpful if you can attach a low resolution version of the image you want printing onto the acoustic art panel using the "Image Upload" box above (there is a 2MB file size limit). We will then contact you to arrange sending the high resolution version (via a free file sharing service)
 

Finished Look: A piece of contemporary art or your images
The finished printed look of the acoustic art panel has endless design possibilities, including:

a) GingerWhite Art Collection - choose from our library of contemporary images, online at: www.gingerwhite.co.uk/html/clientpage_Acoustic_Images_v1.htm
(if this link doesn't work directly when you click on it  just copy and paste the address into your internet browser)

b) Your images - supply your own corporate messages, logo or photos to be printed

c) Purchase images from image libraries – if you're looking for something specific, you can search thousands of images from the worlds leading image bank libraries (and then purchase images and send to us to print the image onto the acoustic panel). This website provides a good directory of image bank libraries: http://www.bapla.org.uk/index.php (please ensure the image has a big enough file size/resolution for your required acoustic panel size – if in doubt, please ask us to check the files before purchasing from the image library)

d) solid colour - we can colour match to compliment your decor.

Image & Printing Considerations
If you are supplying your own images, please take into account the following:

  • You will need to supply a large high resolution file suitable for printing at the required size (with a minimum resolution of 300DPI)
  • Usually the printed image will wrap/mirror around the edge of the acoustic art panel – so please take this into consideration if you have images with specific details (e.g. text) close to the front edges that may also be wrapped / mirrored onto the panel edge.
  • To minimize cropping of images, you should try to match the proportion of the image to the size format of the acoustic art panel e.g. square, portrait or landscape.

  
Lead Time
The lead time to produce an acoustic art panel is 3-4 weeks (each panel is handmade)

Returns Policy: 
Due to the bespoke nature of this handmade product, we are unable to provide our "no quibble 10 day returns policy" for our acoustic artwork panels. The product can be returned if damaged during delivery.

Easy to install
The acoustic art panels resemble a piece of art and they simply hang on the wall using traditional picture hanging hooks and pins. Each acoustic art panel comes complete with 2 x picture frame hooks fitted onto the back of the acoustic frame.
 
Fitting Service Available
We also offer an on-site fitting service for acoustic art panels if required for customers based in London and the South East. This is explained further on our website here:
http://www.picturedisplaysystems.co.uk/fitting-service-14-w.asp
 
Safety and maintenance
The acoustic art panels are manufactured from inherently flame proof materials. The inner core of the acoustic art panel achieves reaction to fire classification of A1 in accordance with standard EN 13501-01 and comply with the definition of non-combustible in accordance with all UK Building Regulations.
 
The printed face of acoustic art panels can be cleaned with a damp cloth (using water, no chemicals), so they are also ideal for restaurants or bars.

 
About Acoustic Artwork Panels:

Does your space become too noisy and suffer from sound echo and reverberation problems? With the increasing use of glass and open plan design, this is a common problem facing many offices, meeting rooms, public buildings, hotels, restaurants, retail and homes.

It's caused by the wall and ceiling surfaces reflecting the sound and bouncing it back into the room to cause unwanted echo and reverberation. The situation can become worse as people compensate by raising their voices to be heard. Speaking on the phone and conference calls can be difficult with these sound problems.

When the acoustics of a room are well-balanced, the room’s atmosphere is pleasant and creates a more tranquil “softened” setting. This is in turn increases people’s ability to grasp information and to work efficiently.

Our sound absorbing acoustic art panels offer a unique and cost effective solution, by combining excellent acoustic performance cleverly disguised as a contemporary piece of art.
 

     

  Example Photos of Acoustic Art Panels Installed on Customer Walls
 


How are the acoustic panels made?
Each of our acoustic art panels is handmade at our workshop in East London. They are manufactured with an acoustic inner panel, set within a rigid wooden frame. The frame protects the panel edges and also provides an easy way of hanging the panel on your wall (unlike like other acoustic panels, no glue is required, rather you can securely hang the panel using normal picture hanging hooks/pins).
 
Your chosen image is printed digitally onto a high quality acoustically transparent fabric and is then hand-stretched over the chunky wooden frame. The image is continued around the edges to produce a clean, sharp and contemporary look.

How do acoustic art panels reduce sound?
The acoustic art panels are made from a highly absorptive semi-rigid core with a high quality printed fabric face.
 
A unique printing technology (called dye sublimation) is used to print the fabric face which allows sound waves to pass through the fabric (instead of bouncing off it). The sound waves are then absorbed by the inner panel core. This reduces the sound echo and reverberation, making the space less noisy and easier to communicate within.
 
Note if you attempted to print images onto fabric using a normal digital printing process this would not absorb sound (as the print process reduces the fabric's acoustic transparency by effectively adding a layer of ink on top of the fabric which reflects the sound waves). Using the special dye sublimation printing technology maintains the acoustic transparency of the fabric.
 
Technical performance
The acoustic performance of the acoustic art panels can absorb up to about 90% of the sound hitting it (varying by different sound frequencies). To put this in context, a typical bare wall has just a 3-5% absorption rate (carpet 20-30%, stone 5-10%, double glazing 2-3%).
 
For the more technically minded, the acoustic art panels will meet Class C absorption with a Noise Reduction Coefficient (NRC) of 0.75. The table below sets out the absorption coefficients for different sound frequencies.

 
ƒ/Hz
Panel Mount 125 250 500 1k 2k 4k NRC*
30mm Direct 0.10 0.40 0.80 0.90 0.90 0.90 0.75
 
*The Noise Reduction Coefficient (NRC) is a scalar representation of the amount of sound energy absorbed upon striking a particular surface. An NRC of 0 indicates perfect reflection; an NRC of 1 indicates perfect absorption. In particular, the NRC is the average of four sound absorption coefficients for frequencies of 250 Hz, 500 Hz, 1000 Hz, and 2000 Hz. These frequencies encompass the fundamental frequencies and first few overtones of typical human speech, and, therefore, the NRC provides a decent and simple quantification of how well the particular surface will absorb the human voice. A more broad frequency range should be considered for applications such as music or controlling mechanical noise.