4 Things to Know About Acrylic Prints
- What Are Acrylic Prints?
- Acrylic Prints As Wall Art
- Other Display Options of Acrylic Prints
- What Images Look Best as Acrylic Prints?
- Metal Prints Look Great, Too
- Photo Gift Ideas
- Getting To Know Printique
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- Acrylic Print Vs Canvas: Which Is Right for You?
- A Beginner's Guide to Acrylic Wall Art Prints
I love acrylic prints! The acrylic prints I have ordered from Printique are beautiful representations of photo art. So, what’s the story of acrylic prints? What makes them look so amazing compared to any other photo art style?
You may be wondering about the types or styles of photo images that would look best as acrylic prints, how big you can make them, where and how to display your acrylic prints, and what you need to do to your files to make them perfect acrylic prints.
Let’s discuss ordering acrylic prints from Printique and other nice things they can make for you.
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What Are Acrylic Prints?
Acrylic prints are high-quality paper prints sandwiched between a sheet of clear acrylic in front and a durable, stiff backing material. Acrylic prints have an almost 3-D appearance and look sleek and professional.
Acrylic prints are extremely durable and offer superb protection from UV light rays, surface scratches, and fading or discoloration. They won’t warp or curl up on the edges and don’t even need a frame.
Printique uses the direct print method in which the printed image is tightly bonded to the acrylic panel, producing the sharpest image possible for this printing style. They use only the highest quality materials, like polished, optical-grade acrylic and aluminum backings, and finally, each print is inspected by their quality assurance team.
Acrylic Prints As Wall Art
Using acrylic prints as wall art is a fantastic method of displaying them. These low-profile acrylic prints can be mounted directly to a wall with hidden spacers on the back side of the print, giving the illusion of the print floating in the air next to the wall, increasing the visual allure and appeal.
The next time you’re in a fancy hotel lobby or visiting any doctor’s office or hospital, you’ll see many examples of acrylic prints as wall art. They can fit into virtually any decor and are less intrusive in a lobby or large passageway since they are generally hung nearly flush with the wall.
Other Display Options of Acrylic Prints
A fine way to display your photo art as acrylic prints is acrylic blocks. The major difference between acrylic prints and blocks is that blocks are only available in smaller sizes and are thick enough to stand up on their own on top of a flat surface.
These acrylic blocks make fantastic gifts, and they look great in an office, at home on a shelf or coffee table, or as a countertop display at a business.
Very large prints are an eye-catcher. The shine of the acrylic in a large format enlargement creates a feeling of grandeur. On a wall, these look amazing, but you can also display them on an easel, a pedestal, or strategically lean them up against the wall. It all looks nice with acrylic prints.
What Images Look Best as Acrylic Prints?
Since acrylic prints are a specialty product, you will want to use your best files for printing. What counts as your best files? Besides technical excellence, the image should be something special. Your fave pic from your last vacation, a treasured older image of family or friends, an artsy pic you worked hard creating, any of these make a valid image file for making acrylic prints.
So, portraits, either classically styled or in some new effect you tried out, will work. Landscapes and scenic views, with lots of contrasting colors or a more subtle overall color mood, will also be appreciated. The possibilities cover almost anything we can imagine: a still life, a close-up, or a macro view of a flower or an insect.
Above is an inspiring video covering acrylic blocks from the Printique YouTube channel. Enjoy!
Metal Prints Look Great, Too
Printique also makes premium quality metal prints from gigantic to small sizes. Metal prints have similar viewer appeal as acrylic prints due to their flat display opportunities. There are a variety of surface finishes or sheens available in metal prints, which might lean you more toward them as a choice for certain subjects or styles of your photography.
Photo Gift Ideas
No matter how hard a person is to buy for, Printique has photo gift ideas you can give them. Photo puzzles, coffee mugs, coasters, mini books, and many other things can be printed from your image files for a truly unique and special gift for a loved one, a business partner, or a favorite client.
Getting To Know Printique
Printique is the premium printing service of your favorite camera store, Adorama. They make acrylic prints, metal prints, canvas prints, lay-flat photo books, and beautiful paper prints in various finishes.
Professional photographers can take advantage of their Pro Service membership for white-label shipping, client gallery stores, and priority production. You can even connect your own e-commerce website to Printique via their Squarespace program.
For any photography printing product you want for yourself or need for your photography business, from acrylic prints to everything else, try Printique and be pleased and amazed!