What are you goona to do with your beer cap collection?
Human love beverages, bottled beverages have caps.
There are so many different designs of caps from different brands, this make caps colorful. It is really a good idea to make mosaics by using thousands of caps.
Mosaic is a traditional decorative art form, using ‘tesserae’ -small pieces of glass, marble, ceramic or stone- to create images or patterns.
Photo Mosaic is a picture that has been divided into multiple sections, each of which is replaced with another photograph of appropriate color pattern. When viewed at low magnifications (at distance), the individual pixels appear as the Main Image, while close examination reveals that the image is in fact made up of many hundreds or thousands of smaller images (Tile Photos).
Cap Mosaic is a special form of Photo Mosaic. Each tile is a bottle cap. There are so many beverage brands and cap designs in the world. Caps is a great material source for mosaic projects. The cap mosaic can be designed as a digital picture, or assembled as a physical mosaic using real caps.
Cap Mosaic Maker, the design software
Cap Mosaic Maker is a sub branch of Photo Mosaic Maker, it is a graphic design tool, it is developed for artists who wants to create high quality Cap Mosaic.
Designing a Cap Mosaic is DIFFERENT than making a photo mosaic. There are some major keys:
- Render engine calculate each caps for a best position and rotation plan to suit the main image.
- No enhancement applied to caps, in Real Cap Mosaic, caps are mass produced by cap manufacturer already, so the color is fixed. (in Digital Cap Mosaic picture the color can be enhanced) So the render must be powerful enough to do it.
- Work plan sheet is generated to help people assemble the mosaic, put caps to right position.
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Latest version Cap Mosaic Maker X9 20.1, released Feb. 2020
Alt download at Windows Store, and Mac Store.
Cap Mosaic Samples
All Cap Mosaics displayed here are non commercial usage only, if you wish to use it at commercial project, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Cap Source and Alternative
Each Cap Mosaic project requires thousands of caps.
It is possible but very hard to collect so many caps.
Here we can help you to get enough caps for your project.
We establish connections to some cap manufacturer, they are capable to produce small quantity customize caps for our artists.
And we have print equipment and blank tin caps for small workshops to produce their own caps too.
Order printed caps from manufacturer cost around $0.10 to $0.15 each. MOQ>100.
Print with your own equipments cost around $0.20 each, no MOQ.
UV printer package cost around $3000.
We found that round shape metal badge can be used to replace tin caps.
In our solution package, you can use inkjet printer or laser printer, print cap images to photo paper, and use our badge maker to make a metal badge.
The advantage of using badges is:
You can use cheaper printers.
The badge material has many size, from 25mm, 30mm, 32mm, 40mm, 50mm and other size.
The cost of a 30mm badge (most used) is around $0.08 to $0.12 each.
Printer cost around $300, you can buy one from any computer shop.
Contact us to learn more details about cap/badge making.