WPC Partners



ChromaLuxe is an official WPC GOLD SPONSOR!

ChromaLuxe aims to grow its network in the world of Professional Photography and aspires to become a preferred solution for HD quality prints all over Europe. The combination of colour brilliance, superior durability and archival qualities makes ChromaLuxe the perfect choice for image reproduction. It is a HD “metal print” in fascinating quality. Using dye sublimation, ChromaLuxe provides high-definition, durable photo panels that will preserve images for generations to come. Instead of printing images directly on a surface, which may scratch easily, the image is infused into the coating to provide permanent protection. This printmedium opens new opportunities for the photographer to present to his customers “something new” with a real WOW effect.

ChromaLuxe HD panels are one of the most exciting products to enter the photo market in recent times. They bring a new high quality level to printing on metal plates with a color range and an almost 3 dimensional luminescence that far exceeds UV direct printing and is on the same level as classic photo prints with or without acrylic top plates. Ideal for top end gallery and exhibition printing, as well as office and home décor. 100% water resistant and with an unbelievably hard coating they are exceptionally durable. Scratch, fire and chemical resistant. Also lightweight for shipping and easy to hang.

ChromaLuxe is a brand of Universal Woods, the world’s leading manufacturer of hard-surface coated substrates for the sublimation of images. Universal Woods exports to over 90 countries worldwide and offers thousands of products from the head office, located in Louisville, Kentucky, United States and the EMEA office, located in Boom, Belgium.

Discover more on www.chromaluxe.com




About Fowa:

Fowa, founded in Turin in 1958, is a distributor of photographic brands and printing solutions.

1975 represents a fundamental year for Fowa. In fact, the Turin-based company ensures the exclusive distribution of two historical brands of world photography such as Hasselblad and Contax.

Fowa S.p.A. becomes the reference point for all professional photographers and not all over Italy.

Today, the Fowa-Nital group has over sixty years of experience in this field. A unique know-how and the continuous search for new technologies mean that the company is still at the top of the Italian market. Those who know the world of photography know the world of Fowa.

Learn more on: https://www.fowa.it/

KIVO 3D – Virtual Galleries for the WPC

Our virtual galleries have been made possible thanks to the expertise of Charles Henniker-Heaton and his company KIVO 3D. Charles has spent most of his life working in photography and has in recent years become a specialist in 3D adaptations. He is a long-term supporter of the WPC.

Virtual galleries are becoming a standard way for any major gallery or successful artist/photographer to display art on-line on a wall, fully to scale. For photographers selling their images as art, they are ideal. For commercial photographers, they provide a new and interesting way to present their work to agencies and art directors.

Charles is British but lives near Brussels in Belgium. He says, “One of the joys of working virtually is that our customer base can be literally anywhere – we currently have clients all around Europe, in the States, Canada and Australia. We are not limited to just art and photo; recently we have been making several imaginary breakout rooms for virtual conferences held by the European Commission.”

The software system used for the WPC galleries is from German software company Kunstmatrix. KIVO 3D is one of the very few Certified Service Providers authorized by Kunstmatrix. They offer a very affordable curation service which includes extra features not normally available and takes the pain out of having to learn a new software system. The service can save photographers a lot of their valuable time.

To find out more, visit either Charles’ website at www.kivo3d.com or the gallery showcase at www.vrgalleries.art