All Anvil Metals Studio products are handcrafted in the Anvil alternative printing, photography, and metalsmithing studio in Raleigh, NC. Becky and Matt Waehneri print all of my their own work using a specialized printer and dye. When the dye image and aluminum are placed in a commercial heat press the magic happens. The high heat and intense pressure from the air compressor vaporizes the dye and fuses it permanently into the surface of the aluminum. This process creates a waterproof and scratch resistant work of art. The finished product is incredibly lightweight, comfortable and beautiful to wear.