Micro-3D engraving with details represented across several layers of the artwork. The deepest layer is the core of the plywood below the veneer and the highest layer is a clear gloss. Each layer is meticulously mapped to a specific laser intensity and frequency resulting in an engraving with fine details in its gloss, depth and texture. For example, bridges and overpasses are mapped to very low power so they are at the top (least engraved) and large roads and tunnels are set tohigh power for the deepest engrave depth. Spaces like parks, farms and forests, schools get custom textures and water is represented by a mesmerizing wave pattern. Open natural areas are left untouched and retain the beauty of the base material.
Map data is provided by Open Street Maps and ESRI for accurate cartographic projections and is processed in a way that allows Alpha Channel Design to produce custom large area maps with the maximum level of map detail at the highest resolution the material can handle (typically 300-600dpi).