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If you’ve never worked with metallic canvas prints before, then you are missing out on a gorgeous alternative for your home.
Metallic canvas prints have been around for a while, but they have only been popular for a few decades and they’ve only been cheap enough for your everyday photographer for a few years.
But, there are a few rules you need to be aware of when you’re working with metallic canvas. We’ve got all this and more in today’s article on metallic canvas prints.
If you, or a client, is looking for unique canvas prints then metal may be an option. Metallic canvas prints allow the whites in your photos to almost glow. They also add a bit of modernity to an otherwise boring living room.
One rumor I hear a lot about metallic canvas prints is that they only work in really modern spaces, like coffee shops or art studios. I don’t think this is true at all. I have a few metallic canvas prints hanging in my home and I suggest them for nearly all of my clients because they can act as a real centerpiece for just about any space.
They’re Not As Expensive As You May Think
Another rumor about metallic canvas prints is that they are out of almost everybody’s price range.
While I am obviously willing to spend a bit more on my pieces of work because I think a quality print is worth the upfront cost, I’ve had plenty of clients I otherwise considered very frugal spring for one.
Since metallic canvas prints are available in just as many sizes as regular canvas prints are, that means you can cater your metallic canvas print to whatever budget you have set for yourself. As you can see above, my favorite metal print shop, ArtBeat Studios, offers an 8x10 metallic canvas print for as little as $50.
Obviously, the larger your metallic canvas print is, the more it is going to cost, but considering a regular canvas print is just a bit cheaper overall, a metallic canvas print very well may be the best option for you.
Metallic Canvas Prints Are Easy to Order
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As with any type of canvas printing, there are a few rules you need to be made aware of when purchasing a metallic canvas print. I pulled all of these tips directly from the ArtBeat Studios website.
For starters, your image needs to be of a certain quality. The folks at ArtBeat recommend a resolution of 150ppi, although they can work with a resolution as low as 100 or a resolution as high as 300.
Next, you’ll need to make sure that your image is of a high enough quality to print it as large as you want to. In order to figure this out, you need to know what pixel dimension your photo is. Take this dimension and divide it by 100. Whatever number you get is the number of inches your canvas can be.
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ArtBeat Studios accepts images that are in either Tiff or Jpeg format.
Finally, you’ll need to know that you’re working with the best company and getting the best price. I recommend ArtBeat because their website is easy to navigate, they use only the best quality inks and materials, and they offer a 30-day guarantee so you can return your print if you don’t absolutely love it.