- HD Metal Print Advantages
- What Images Look Best as an HD Metal Print?
- How an HD Metal Print Is Made
- Displaying Your HD Metal Print
- Ordering an HD Metal Print from Shiny Prints
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- What Is a ChromaLuxe Metal Print?
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Turning your photography into an HD metal print can enhance the viewability of your fine images. As a professional, this can be leveraged into more clients and increased profits.
Shiny Prints is a great source for high-quality HD metal prints, with many size options and very reasonable prices to complement their superb customer service and stand-out custom metal prints. Before we highlight their HD metal print offerings, we’ll cover some basics to consider for making a print image on metal.
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HD Metal Print Advantages
There are some advantages to making an HD metal print from certain types of images. Bright, colorful photos of natural and manmade subject matter really stand out when made as a print image on metal.
A large HD metal print of a macro photo of a small flower or colorful insect turns heads when viewed on the flat expanse of a large, well-made metal print. Abstract compositions of everyday objects do so as well. Really, any image we have could be made into an HD metal print and command attention.
Some other advantages of HD metal prints are their extreme color fidelity, long-lasting archival performance, and being fairly impervious to common forms of print damage such as sun fading or scratches and tears.
What Images Look Best as an HD Metal Print?
As touched on above, some types of images lend themselves well to being made an HD metal print. Anything with great color, from soft pastels to bright, vibrant primary colors, and any image with a color contrast looks fantastic as a custom metal print.
Astrophotography is tailor-made to be viewed as an HD metal print. The larger, the better! So are macro images of the natural world around us. Not to be overlooked, though, are portraits, black-and-white images, architecture, and landscapes.
How an HD Metal Print Is Made
Much of what makes an HD metal print so wonderful is due to how they’re made. The industry standard for an HD metal print is using a dye-sublimation process on ChromaLuxe aluminum panels printed with Epson F-Series printers.
Dye-sublimation is a multi-step process and is the best method for creating a custom metal print. Your image is first printed onto a unique type of paper with specialty inks. This copy is then sandwiched into a flawless panel of aluminum, and a process of heat and pressure is applied that infuses the inks from the paper into the actual structure of the aluminum sheet.
The result is an amazing depth of colors and black detail, with highlights taking on a little bit of the color balance of the substrate material, the aluminum panel. A lot of that will depend on exactly which style and finish of HD metal print you have made.
Displaying Your HD Metal Print
Displaying your HD metal print has several options, too. A simple box mount is adequate for most HD metal prints up to the 20x30” size. It can be mounted to your wall with a single nail. For larger prints, the premium frame mount is a good choice. Both of these styles suspend your HD metal print ¾” from the wall surface, giving an illusion of floating right next to the wall.
The edge mount adheres your HD metal print to a 1.3” backing material and is great for selling your art since Shiny Prints can put a signature backstamp of your name or business on it. Finally, the tuxedo mount puts a ¼” piece of black polystyrene on the back of a ¾” black frame. A signature backstamp is available in this style as well.
Ordering an HD Metal Print from Shiny Prints
Ordering your own HD metal print from Shiny Prints couldn’t be easier. Use their order wizard to upload either a JPEG or TIFF image file, up to 2GB in size, ideally processed in Adobe1998 color space. Sizes are up to a whopping 48x96”, which is 4 by 8 feet! Custom shapes and sizes are available.
As a professional photographer, you can ask for an upgrade of your account to pro pricing for additional benefits of price and shipping. You can order in custom sizes, and you can choose their EXT prints which are suitable for use as outdoor signage or picture display.
Whatever options you decide on, your HD metal print will make your fine images stand out as high-quality photo art.