Doyle Sails New Zealand Revolutionises Sail Art
Industry-leading New Zealand production facility Doyle Sails Auckland Stratis has launched Stratis Sail Art, which allows photo quality printing on sails for the first time ever.
‘Stratis Sail Art is the next generation in sail art,’ says Doyle Sails New Zealand managing director, Chris McMaster.
The high definition finish looks appealing from afar and when up close the appeal is even better for potential sponsors.
Rather than painting directly onto sail, Doyle Sails New Zealand had two octopi printed onto the Stratis sail surfaces of Comar Yachts’ Shadow – the first yacht to have been fitted with Stratis Sail Art sails.
With that new process, detail, form and subtle nuances could be transferred “with unerring accuracy” and the finished sail also happens to be a lot lighter than traditionally painted sails.
“It adds negligible weight to the end product, while maintaining the integrity of the sail and performance Stratis is known for”, said Chris McMaster.
Doyle Sails Auckland is the biggest sail loft in the southern hemisphere and one of the largest open-area sail lofts in the world. It is well-known for its innovation and is where Stratis, Stratis ICE and now Stratis Sail Art have been created.
Article Source: Sail-World, Ellie Brade May 6, 2015
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