Sakura Pink (Behind-the-Scenes)

Sakura Pink (Behind-the-Scenes)

There are some behind-the-scenes of the pink color on the Crystallized Titanium scales we would love to share with you.

There's no pink color spectrum in titanium alloy.

Therefore, it was impossible to anodize it to pink. We tried a lot of ways to get the pink on the crystallized titanium scales because we think the crystals on the titanium are so fit for mimicking the cherry blossoms' petals.

After a long time of explorations, we figured that in between the gold and purple spectrum, there is a small area of one color transformed to another color 70 voltage - 75 voltage, it would look like pink-gold to pink-purple which should be very similar to the cherry blossom petal.

The prototype and production for the Sakura Pink scales turn out great with the pink and slightly gold color.

However, with those colors anodizing over 50 voltage, would show as a combined color and with stronger adhesion which means it would turn out another color with a certain angle of light and not easy to fade out by daily use. Other than that, you could see the pink color under direct light or face it.

We could see colors because the light on objects is reflected to our eyes and to protect the titanium and anodizing, we put some anti-fingerprint oil on the scales which might thicker the light-reflecting surface and then cause the color to look more to the lower voltage side in this case gold.

For long-term use, human oil from hands would also thicker the light-reflecting surface making the color change to gold. For art speaking, it would look like the cherry blossom from blooming to withering.

That anti-fingerprint oil could be easily cleaned off by alcohol. Yet you could let it dry itself in the air for two to three days, that would be the best to both protect the scales from fingerprints and show the pink color. 


Photo taken under warm light

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