The crafts of colorists, painters and metallizers all consists in reaching tint targets, i.e., colors, surface finish and nuances. The color target is either a benchmark or a Pantone / RAL code. The surface finish target is a gloss gradient, from mat to shiny. The nuances or effects target is a description such as “marbled”, “iridescent”, “pearly”, etc.
Tint targets should perfectly match Customer expectations or finish spécifications. The colorist’s expertise lies precisely in understanding finish expectations and in formulating the exact hues and processes in consequence. The painter and metallizer roles are to apply these processes meticulously.
The painting process generally goes :
- Color formulation (colorist expertise) by visual colorimetry or with a spectrocolorimeter,
- Sizing or undercoating,
- Painting : spraying the color agent with a pneumatic gun,
- Drying and potentially varnishing.
The metallizing process generally goes :
- UV varnish coating,
- Metallizing by silver Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD),
- Second varnish coating.
The MMB team of colorists, painters and metallizers works on ever chaging fine-finish projects by batch or for a single piece. The team is tailored for contributing to the completion of aesthetic models, luxury 3D series, fine automotive prototypes or 3D series.