Metal print care

3 months 1 week ago #760370 by Colorado Mike
Should there be any spray or polish used on metal prints to extend their colors and vibrancy? 


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3 months 1 week ago #760372 by Razky

Colorado Mike wrote: Should there be any spray or polish used on metal prints to extend their colors and vibrancy? 

All you could wish to know here:
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3 months 1 week ago - 3 months 1 week ago #760404 by Ian Stone
Hey there!

When it comes to preserving the colors and vibrancy of metal prints, you're definitely on the right track thinking about some kind of protective coating. Metal prints, known for their stunning vibrancy and durability, can indeed benefit from a little extra care.

Here's the thing: Metal prints are already pretty tough. They're typically made with a dye sublimation process that infuses the ink right into the metal surface, making them water, UV, and scratch-resistant. This process gives them that amazing color depth and durability that we all love.

However, if you want to add an extra layer of protection, especially if the print is going to be in a place with a lot of sunlight or harsh conditions, a clear UV protective spray can be a good choice. It's like sunscreen for your print! This helps to prevent any potential fading from prolonged exposure to sunlight. Just make sure you choose a product that's safe for use on metal surfaces and follow the instructions carefully.

Polishes, on the other hand, might not be necessary. In fact, using polish or harsh cleaning chemicals can sometimes do more harm than good. A simple, gentle wipe with a soft, dry cloth is usually enough to keep your metal print looking sharp. If it's really dirty, a bit of water or a mild cleaner should do the trick – just be gentle and avoid abrasive materials.

Remember, every metal print is a bit different, so if you have any doubts, it's always a good idea to check with the manufacturer or the place where you got the print. They can give you the best advice for keeping your specific piece looking awesome for years to come.


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3 months 3 days ago #760636 by KenMan
:agree:  Good post Ian!   


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