Metal "printing" is relatively new innovation that has become very popular. The process involves sublimating, or fusing, a printed picture upon a thin sheet of aluminum which has been prepared with a bright white undercoat of paint. Please note that this is not a "metallic" print with a metallic special effect. Our metal prints feature a bold glossy appearance with incredibly vibrant colors and exciting detail that always seem to inspire curiosity and appreciation. Light passes though the fused layer of ink, reflects off of the completely opaque bright white background, and then travels back through the layer in a way that causes the colors to seem to glow as if there is some sort of back lighting.
Metal prints are most often displayed without framing. They are provided with an integrated floating spacer and hanger mounted on their rear surface. The pictures are printed edge to edge, or full bleed, with no margin or white border. Metal prints cost more to purchase but they can seem to be a great value when one considers that they may be displayed with out any additional framing expenses. You may open the box your metal prints arrive in and enjoy displaying the pictures on your wall a few minutes later.
Metal prints are incredibly durable yet fragile at the same time. The sublimated inks are considered archival and the glossy surface is so weather resistant that it may be cleaned with household window cleaner, but we must explain that care must be taken while handling the metal sheeting as a bend or crinkle is more or less permanent. We love metal prints and we have them hanging all around our home and work space.