Mirage products utilize a proprietary process to create intricate and appealing three dimensional textures from virtually any graphic source. When viewed close up, the sculpted panels have wonderful abstract visual and tactile appeal. As the observer’s distance increases, the true image is revealed and the panel (or set of panels) can take on a photographic quality with subtle details invisible from close up.
The Mirage Effect
The Mirage effect can be easily demonstrated. Upon close inspection, the pattern below appears to be somewhat random. When the same pattern is reduced in size or viewed from a distance, the word “Mirage” emerges in surprising detail. This effect can be used with photographs, text, logos, or virtually any other graphic.
The typical mirage panel has a thin face material over a contrasting core. When the panel is carved, a high contrast pattern is produced. The panel shown at left was carved from Anthracite Valchromat with a white painted face. More subtle effects can be achieved by using shadows to emphasize the three dimensional features on panels with little or no color contrast. Learn How To Specify a Custom Image →