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Perforated sheets with motif or pattern

We deliver finished perforated sheets with a motif of your choice or with one of our samples, which are calculated by generators.

FOTOBLECHE are perforated sheets with holes of different sizes, which in their entirety result in any motif.
The areas of application are very diverse: from facades to fences, self-protection or even objects made from FOTOBLECH.

Example: facade in Passau

Finer structures and gradients


FOTOBLECH is calculated using a special (patent applied for) algorithm which makes it possible with just a few different hole diameters to produce absolutely smooth colour transitions.

Using this calculation produces colour gradients, shadows and highlights. Here is an example of an oversized upholstered detail-FOTOBLECH.

Large panels


FOTOBLECHE act better the bigger they are. Individual panels can be a maximum up to 250*125 cms. Specifications to meet the customers demand can be 300*150cms.

For large surfaces the folded-at edges of plates are screwed together. Is a continuously running pattern important the panels are connected by special invisible brackets.

Variety of materials


Almost all types of metal are suitable for punching. We mostly process aluminum from 1.5mm thick, but also steel, stainless steel or corten steel. The aluminum parts are then usually powder-coated. Anodizing, electroplating etc. is also possible.

With our patented process, we often punch over 10,000 holes of different sizes per m². Unlike with printing, with FOTOBLECH you get a very high quality and elaborately processed material. You achieve a uniqueness that has never existed before.

Free choice of subject


Please, send your desired design to: info18@fotoblech.at. You will get back a corresponding preview immediately. You may watch examples of patterns on our sample page.

If you need help with your design do contact us. We will help you!

Short delivery time


After approval and order confirmation, you can expect a delivery time of around 3-4 weeks. With your OK we start the punching machine and then the powder coating if necessary.

The delivery time of course depends on the specific scope and also on whether the sheets have to be coated (+ 1-2 weeks). If it have to go faster, please let us know!

You can also get samples at short time.

FOTOBLECH with targeted shadows


The background must always be considered. Light also creates shade. This can be used for example to project a company logo on the floor or on a wall. In this example is it a portrait.

Signs or instructions can also be shown in this way.

Especially when using FOTOBLECH as a sunscreen. A shutter of FOTOBLECH casts its shadow in the interior or on the curtain.

FOTOBLECH double pattern


In some situations, two photo plates are arranged one behind the other. So two simple patterns, depending on the angle, reveal surprisingly complex overlapping motifs. The picture shows two very simple patterns - one standing, the other lying. Together, they provide a nice rosette pattern.

The three-dimensional effect can also be enhanced. Playing with different color photo plates, which are arranged in series, are also conceivable.

This situation results in double-shell wall structures with Fotoblech quite often. It is interesting with a double-shell shutter construction.

Summary description of material


A completely punched hole plate with different sized holes which present your desired motif.

All holes are distributed that way that the transitions from one hole size to another happens in a gradient not visible. So shading, reflections and highlights can be shown. About 10 000 per square holes are punched. The centres of the holes remain in the ranks and each element of grid has a hole. The number of differently sized holes is limited. The punching machine can punch all parts efficiently and without conversion.

We punch in 1-3mm thick aluminium, 0.5-2mm stainless steel or other metals and plastics according any given motif. The maximum size of a single panel is 1.25*3m. In exceptional cases 1.5m in width and 3m in length is possible. Larger areas can be achieved by the juxtaposition of several plates.

The boards are attached to the substrate by folding over the edges and providing them with openings. This way they can easily be hooked into the substructure.