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FOTOBLECH - Metal design with patterned perforated metal sheets

With FOTOBLECH you get your own perforated sheets, freely designed according to your specifications.
A software converts any photos in perforated plates with different sized holes. Our patented algorithm ensures a high quality presentation.
Designers and architects can also use our software online and let their creativity run wild.

FOTOBLECH - projects
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Examples of our perforated sheets

Lochblech Motiv-Lochblech Sichtschutz Fassade Aluminium Edelstahl Zaun Raumtrenner Kunstwerk Foto

Our patented process

Lochblech Patent

2013 received Lunova GmbH the patent.

FOTOBLECH - Facade in Zurich - Electric Power Plant


Corten steel facade with coarse perforation featuring a forest motif and curvature.

In the coming months, a uniform patina will develop.
Picture: 4, 5, 6

EKZ Glattbrugg

FOTOBLECH - Privacy screens in Kempten - Kita St. Nikolaus

Sichschutz Sichschutz Sichschutz

Tree structures. Tree structures provide an ideal foundation for a calm yet intriguing pattern for an organic and modern look.

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Floral Privacy Screen on Balcony in Leutkirch

Sichtschutz Sichtschutz

Opaque and transparent. Fotoblech as perforated motif perforated metal provides external privacy, creates pleasant shade indoors, and still allows an outward view.

Open and airy. It combines privacy and brightness, shields from curious external glances, and allows for a comfortably open and airy atmosphere inside.

FOTOBLECH - railings in Wasserburg - Hotel Lipprandt

Wasserburg Wasserburg Wasserburg

Lettering on grasses. Lettering embedded within the patterned metal sheet subtly conveys messages.

Picture 4, Picture 5

FOTOBLECH - railings and facade in Hannover

Nikolai Nikolai

Floral motif in the residential area with subtle coloring, it provides privacy screens in the right places - in the lower section of the railings.

Catalog page

Nikolai Quartier

FOTOBLECH - Privacy screens in Waldbüttelbrunn - Town hall

Privacy screen Privacy screen Privacy screen

Organic protection. Fotobleche with subtly abstract patterns provide effective and dense privacy.

Here additionally functioning as a sliding wall for entrance area protection.

Display Sliding Wall in Gunzenhausen - Altmühl Bote

Schiebwand Schiebwand

Fotoblech with adjustable perforations blends aesthetics and utility:
It communicates through chosen patterns and serves as a sliding wall with a dual purpose – both as a privacy screen and a display wall.

An innovative approach for versatile applications that combines form and function.

FOTOBLECH - fence in Schweinfurt - ZF museum

Schweinfurt Schweinfurt Schweinfurt

Trellis. The holes in Fotoblech also serve as trellises for your plants.

An optimal utilization of space between the back and the perforated sheet.

FOTOBLECH Facade in Cologne, Goltsteinstraße


Ornaments... as Fotoblech patterns, blend function and art, crafting captivating vistas, interplays of light, and stylish structures for versatile applications.

Integrated doors. All gates and doors are seamlessly clad with photo sheet, featuring discreetly integrated hinges. For a uniform, sleek facade with aesthetic harmony and unobtrusive functionality.

Ornament motif

Balconies customized to customer patterns in Wiesbaden

Wiesbaden Wiesbaden

Specifications. Upon request, you can provide your individual patterns for Fotoblech to incorporate unique designs and personal style into the design, as shown here in the example of Wiesbaden.

Flat aesthetics. Fotobleche can make the substructure of balcony railings disappear, create a smooth aesthetic, and give a seamless, appealing look.
Picture 1, Picture 2, Google StreetView

FOTOBLECH - balustrade, Darmstadt

Corten steel - Interior railing offers modern elegance with a rust-red patina. Its sturdy structure and unique character make it a striking architectural element.

Double shell. The double-shell perforated metal railing offers a modern design with intriguing views, shadow plays, and aesthetics. It gives the staircase a contemporary, airy, and appealing look.
Corten steel in the staircase

FOTOBLECH balcony extensions in Wiesbaden, Old Courthouse

Wiesbaden Wiesbaden

Revitalization. The addition of Fotoblech balconies on supports is an innovative and aesthetically appealing solution to breathe new life into buildings without excessively concealing the existing architecture.

Pattern Gradient. Balconies with this pattern offer advantages such as privacy from below while providing clear views for residents through the transparent top surface. Aesthetics, privacy, and outlook are optimally combined here.

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FOTOBLECH Wall cladding in the Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg

Hamburg Hamburg Hamburg

Fotoblech create vibrant artworks: Light permeates the image, adding depth.
A captivating interplay of photo and light.
Catalog page

Corten steel facade in Passau: Niedernburg Fresco Museum

Niedernburg Niedernburg

Double-skin facade. The facade is illustrated through a perspective representation of pillars and vaults. The Fotobleche were designed with triangular perforations in this double-skin Corten steel construction.

Viewing angles. Fascinating visual effects are created depending on the viewing angle. The facade's appearance changes according to the lighting situation.

Press report EWA: materiell immateriell, Catalog page

Rosenheim, Riedergarten

Rosenheim Rosenheim Rosenheim

Handrail, garage door, and privacy fence elements
Fotoblech pattern 'White Noise' with distinctly colored frames and stainless steel handrails.

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FOTOBLECH - Hotel counter in Bad Füssing

Bad Güssing
Messages. Fotobleche with embossed image allows the hotel to communicate its identity, brand message or certain values subtly but effectively.

A well-chosen display can tell the story of the hotel, represent the local culture or even draw attention to special amenities or services.
Hotel FrechDachs
Bad Güssing

Fotoblech balconies in Vienna's Döbling district, Nussberggasse.

Wien Wien

Floral design. With their charming combination of functionality and aesthetics, floral motifs in photobleaching are a popular choice for balconies. They create an inviting atmosphere and give the balconies a unique flair.

Integrated handrail. Fotoblech balconies often forgo a separate handrail and instead integrate it into the surface, resulting in a reduced, aesthetically flat appearance.

Picture 3, Picture 4, nussberggasse.at

Straubing, Townhouses Flurlgasse

Straubing Straubing

French balconies. Fotobleche with folded edges offer an innovative way to create French balconies. They combine functionality with modern design and give buildings a stylish touch.

They are an excellent choice for anyone looking for a secure and aesthetic solution for window locks. Detail

FOTOBLECH Software-News: Automatic Area Partitioning

Zoning Zoning

Zoning. If the area to be processed is too large for a single sheet, it can be automatically divided into individual sections and generated in a single step. The loaded image is automatically distributed across the individual areas.

Providing the relevant parameters such as the overall width and height of the area, spacing between panels, maximum panel size, any edge treatments, and component labeling, the partitioning is carried out. (Licensed manufacturer).

The Dresden residential district at Altmarkt

Dresden Dresden Dresden

Street-side privacy screens and court- yard-side railings
Railings that are opaque enough so that no one needs to install their own privacy screen.



FOTOBLECH with curves. Punched Fotoblech sheets are not limited to rectangular shapes, but can adapt to any form. This is particularly advantageous for gates with arches, as shown by the example of the Alsbach brewery.

Fotoblech sheets are individually and precisely cut to meet specific needs and achieve an aesthetically pleasing result. The use of Fotoblech sheets provides high flexibility in adapting to given natural dimensions.

FOTOBLECH Includes: Fine Checkered Pattern


Inside Out. Discover the versatility of Fotoblech! Our powerful tool allows you to create not only square, round, and triangular perforations, but also diamond-shaped ones.

The result? A sophisticated design that enhances any balcony. With Fotoblech, you can unleash your creativity and add perfect accents. Let yourself be inspired!

Image: Checks generated by the "Gradient" tool, with squares offset by 45 degrees, as Corten steel perforated sheet.

Ulm, Wohnen am Weinberg

Ulm Ulm Ulm

Railing and privacy screen

Square and triangular perforation with a downward vertical flow that is opaque.

Facade of the Dorotheum / Motel One in Graz

A reminiscence of the facade decoration of the building that originally stood on this site.

Transparent and decorative at the same time. A window frieze of a special kind.

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Facade decoration

Wien, Charasgasse

Wien Ornament Wien Wien

FOTOBLECH - Ornaments

Wrought iron railings reinterpreted. A modern-surface design with reminiscence on Viennese building traditions.

Privacy screen in the entrance area

Especially in the entrance area, a privacy screen is often required that does not completely isolate, but allows to see what is going on outside.
As here, photo sheets can be used to set accents and make statements. Functional and aesthetic at the same time.

Picture 1, Picture 2, Implementation: Dermet SLT OÜ
Tartu, Estonia

Vöcklabruck: Wall covering with forest motif

The renowned artist Hermann Staudinger created a wall design of golden anodized aluminum as part of Kunst am Bau.

Against a white background, this results in a very subtle image that invites you to take a closer look.

The vivid details of the forest scene create a harmonious connection between art and nature and are a source of inspiration around the school.
Kunst am Bau in school

FOTOBLECH - Coarse perforation with fine transitions

Wien Zaun
Captivating coarse perforation with a strongly reduced leaf motif. The basically only 2 hole sizes (8 and 20mm) emphasise the contrast. When looking at it, the eyes are tempted to search for the optical connecting lines between the balconies.

Sharp transitions. The transitions between the hole sizes are calculated in such a way that they appear sharp and there are no steps in the slopes.

Project number: 210520-01
Vienna, Brigittenau

FOTOBLECH-Balconies in Vienna Liesing, Eschenpark

Wien Wien

Floral pattern. An abstract floral pattern cascades over all parts so that the pattern runs continuously. Due to the pattern arrangement, different high railings form a uniform image.

Optimum transparency. By sampling on a scale of 1:1, the optimum transparency can be determined in advance. This can be controlled almost arbitrarily and is usually between 20 and 25%.

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FOTOBLECH Special: Photo sheets with frame


Give your photo sheets a frame. A range of different frame shapes give visual support to the content. The frame shape supports the desired expression, for example as a picture or fence panel.
The sheets themselves provide the frame for the sheets. The visually reduced evenness is maintained and not interrupted by uprights or substructures.

Example 1: Coten steel with "Gradient" pattern, jitter effect and frame "balcony01"
Example 2: Galvanised steel with floral pattern and "Balcony02" frame with vertical struts

FOTOBLECH-Railing in Vienna 22, Baranygasse

Wien Wien

Generated pattern. A balcony railing from our "White Noise" pattern generator. The square perforation runs in straight rows with only one hole size with a probability of 60%.

Made-to-measure unique items. All railing fields are calculated individually and the perforation fits exactly into the specified dimensions. Although the fields are of different lengths in detail, the overall picture is homogeneous.

Motif collection: floral foliage


Floral motifs are very popular with us. That is why we have put together 10 floral foliage motifs in a catalog.
With similar transparency and hole density, they are easy to compare. All motifs on an area of 3 * 2m.

Motif PDF floral foliage (23MB)

Floral motifs also for inside:
Foliage example

Transparency as desired


The transparency of the sheets can be controlled as desired.
Balcony railings are very typical here: In the lower area it should usually be denser than above.

We can control the transparency of the surface, whether from a photo template or generated by our pattern generator, see photos.
Our software also calculates the free area for each photo sheet.

Vertical gradient

Facade of the town hall in Meschede

After the renovation, the Meschede town hall reopened its extensive cultural operations at the end of 2018.

The facade was clad with Fotoblech, which show an abstract wave-shaped pattern with rough perforations.

With the kind permission of Henke AG. Catalog
Facade structure

It doesn't always have to be "just" a Fotoblech...


The results of our pattern generators can not only be used for photo sheets. Numerous providers use the motifs for a wide variety of purposes: Photo pillows, puzzles, towels, T-shirts and much more.

The output format PDF 1: 1 supports you optimally.
Here is the Pattern generator

Example motif:
Blätterwerk Beispiel

Railing motif from the perforated sheet pattern generator

Klagenfurt Geländer Klagenfurt Geländer
Abstract pattern generated with the pattern generator
"Tile 3".

Pattern image
Railing in Klagenfurt

Freely selectable line spacing

Freie Zeilenabstände

Normally, the line spacing results automatically from the selected hole spacing.

Now the distances can be freely selected and great effects can be achieved, as can be seen here in examples in combination with the "Jitter" function.
Pictures: Example 1, Example 2

with Jitter
mit Jitter

fit2pattern: What doesn't fit - is made to fit ...

fit2pattern fit2pattern

Usually, repeating patterns do not fit exactly on the given area. With the fit2pattern function, however, we can adapt the patterns exactly in both directions. The drawn areas and lines remain sharply outlined.

Images: without fit2pattern, with fit2pattern

Running Dog: A classic

Running Dog

Basic form of the classic meander, mostly from Friesian, from ancient Greece.

An orthogonal ornament that reminds of river loops.

Catalog page, image, image, PDF catalog

Pattern Running Dog filtered
Running Dog

Pattern raindrops


A vertically oriented stripe pattern that is reminiscent of raindrops. With randomly long drip lengths and diameters

Of course, fully parameterized and combinable with all filters.

Catalog page, image, image, PDF catalog

Raindrops with a difference

Square Kufi: Calligraphy as a pattern

Square Kufi

Random patterns are generated based on one of the oldest calligraphic forms of Arabic script.

Distributed in a grid of any size, these "writing plates" create a harmonious surface.

Catalog page, image, image, PDF catalog

Square Kufi rudimentary
Square Kufi

Forest motif as a railing and box house cladding

Dresden Stairwell cladding Dresden Balconies
House numbers and logos can be optimally integrated into the FOTOBLECH motifs.

Floral motif in Dresden

Dancing holes: our filter "Jitter".

without Jitter with Jitter

With our filter "Jitter" we let the holes dance around the original position. See here on the left without and with filter.

Jitter function detail view
Jitter Detail

Up and down with our pattern generator: Up and Down

Strings Up and Down

Randomly meshed pattern with rectangular areas that emerge from or press into the layer.

The picture shows the combination with the special filter "Jitter". Usually the holes are lined up. Not so with this filter ...

Catalog page, image, image, PDF catalog

pattern: Up and Down
Muster Up and Down

Pearl necklaces as a pattern: Strings

Strings pattern

Beaded pattern in various lengths and sizes.

A horizontally aligned pattern, in which the web widths can be minimal, because the pattern always alternates between two different hole sizes.

Catalog page, image, image, PDF catalog

Pattern generator Strings
Strings pattern

Blades of grass as a railing motif: Opaque in the right places

Achern balconies Achern balconies
Floral blade of grass as a subtle privacy screen, especially in the lower area of the balcony railing.

Railings in Achern

Pattern generator IKO - chain links

IKO pattern

Pattern with a chain-like structure and random hole sizes.

A geometric pattern that takes special account of the transition from one tile to another.

Catalog page, image, image, PDF catalog

An IKO variant
IKO pattern

FOTOBLECH as a railing and stairwell cladding

Biberach balconies Biberach balconies
Intense colored accents with photo sheets in a floral motif on railings and facades.

railing / Biberach

Pattern generator Comfort Line - meshed networks

Comfort Line

Random columns and row hole sizes are combined and spun into a network.

Reminiscent of fabric with almost endless possibilities of variation and levels of abstraction.

Catalog page, image, image, PDF catalog

Comfort Line abstract
Comfort Line abstrakt

FOTOBLECH with Domico system facade

Neue Spinnerei 1 Neue Spinnerei 2
Event center with wall cladding from the Domico cassette system.

Catalog page
Neue Spinnerei / Traun
Neue Spinner außen

ABC-Text pattern with hidden messages


The texture in the truest sense of the word: ABC pattern generator.

A random sequence of letters with hidden messages. Fully parameterized and combinable with various filters.

Catalog page, image, image, PDF catalog

ABC-Filtered pattern

Gradient pattern: Gradient hole sizes with decorative gaps


A very flexible basic texture generator.

Smooth hole sizes are combined with the same probabilities of punching.

Catalog page, image, image, PDF catalog

Filtered gradient patterns
Gradient with filter

White noise: the basic pattern with many possibilities

white noise

Like every pattern of our pattern generator, the basic form "White Noise" can be completely parameterized and thus achieve a wide variety of effects.

This includes, for example, the division into tiles, invert, filter ...
Catalog page, image, image, PDF catalog

Inverted with "blank" digits:
white noise invert

Creative design ideas with perforated plates

Perforated sheets offer many original, high quality decorative possibilities for the design of facades and privacy protection for indoor and outdoor use. With FOTOBLECH you give a building expression. Functions of the components are visible.

Here are some examples of the scope of FOTOBLECH

  • Perforated sheets in facade design
    An aluminum facade wins with a perforated metal punching on appeal.
  • Perforated sheets for the fence design
    A fence made of perforated metal elements is not only weather resistant and provides the desired privacy,
    but also has a highly decorative.
  • Perforated plates made of stainless steelas a screen:
    Stainless steel blinds with metal stampings in decorative patterns or with stamped lettering can be customized and is a real eye-catcher.


in Gallneukirchen
(3mm anodized aluminum)
in Passau
(2mm Corten steel)
in Linz