The Epogea publishing line, processes images on wall bases, alpha plaster etchings, and symbolic forms in silver or aluminum.
This production aims to remember places, art, nature, traditions and secrets of social and territorial realities not only from Italy, cha have a story to tell.
Epogea Publishing, understood as a quick means of spreading and promoting the area, takes requests from communities that want to showcase their beautiful and interesting realities.
Our editions become remembrance and stimulus for further study, recovery of memory and desire to know the places represented.
A beautiful photograph, graphically edited and printed on our wall bases, presents a place in a novel way as if it were a painting.
A shot by a good photographer and even a vintage photograph, reproduced, takes on greater expressive power. Art reproductions, for the same reason, convey much of the charm of the original.
The image to be reproduced must be well-defined, beautiful and evocative, suitable to accompany an event and become a cultural memento.
A sense of belonging can be satisfied through the publishing of documents of history, professions and traditions.
All images are assembled on 3 mm thick aluminum bilaminate sheets
The standard publishing formats of aluminum bilaminate are as follows:
All Epogea publishing products are accompanied by a written text that complements and explains the proposal.
Generally, all of our editorial production can be recognized by the characteristic packaging made of Fabriano’s Murillo cardboard on which all the information accompanying the image is printed
Chemical silvering can coat everything in pure metal.
This process is applicable on any shape, size and material.
Even a simple leaf collected in a forest or along the silvered banks of the Tiber River in central Rome can become precious memories.
The prevailing activity of Epogea, turned to the metallization of natural elements.
Leaves, logs, feathers and much more to imagine can be symbolically traced back to a place, a tradition, a story.
Chemical silvering is suitable for transfiguring simple shapes into something else entirely.
For example, a silver feather, may become a symbol of all feathers, lightness, flight, alpines, or writing; it may remind us of the American Indians, but also of the ancient Egyptian instrument of judgment, which used a feather to test the weight of the deceased’s heart.
The chemical silvering process is accomplished through a rapid oxidation-reduction reaction.
This process was first developed in 1851 and applied to the production of mirrors.
Epogea, “reversing this historical application” has used it for covering any material, overcoming all shape and size limitations, achieving good results on both very small and very large objects.
Epogea uses alpha gypsum, also known as ceramic gypsum, to produce shapes, sculptures, and fascinating engravings reminiscent of intaglio printing dies.
It was chosen for its hardness, affordability and ease of production.
In alpha plaster we proposed engravings of symbols and the union with wall graphics
The relative brittleness of gypsum stone, technically referred to as calcium sulfate dihydrate, over time has prompted research into its mechanical improvement.
Alpha chalk is a result of this research.
Surface and deep transformations of gypsum have been attempted for millennia, and texts reporting ancient formulations tell us that astounding results have been obtained that can equate this tender mineral with marble and stone.
Today we can still say that plaster is an irreplaceable material.