I’ve said it before and I'll say it again: no matter how good the screen is, there is still no better way to enjoy a photo than a physical print. It’s just something natural that feels good. No matter what surface it’s printed on, a physical image will look better and by touching it, you engage an extra sense that adds more to the experience.
Speaking of printing surfaces, I'll always love traditional paper prints, but there is so much other cool stuff out there too. One amazing product that has caught my eye recently is Metal Mural. How does printing your best looking photos on high grade aluminum sound? What about making extra-large prints assembled in a modular design?
I know it sounds cool, but believe me, it’s even better it in real life. Metal Mural is a very different way to show your photography and it has a lot of advantages over alternative methods of printing and showing your work.
First of all, we're talking about something that instantly catches your eye with its size and unique look. You know a paper or a plastic print when you see one from miles away. Our eyes are so well accustomed to them that unless there’s a jaw dropping photo printed, we just pass them by. That won't happen with Metal Mural.
One of the concerns of many photographers regarding prints on other materials than paper is image quality. It’s actually very true that some canvases and plastic based prints deliver poor color rendition and significantly reduce detail. Metal Mural preserves true color and resolution and the only limitations in size and quality are dictated by the original file.
But who can benefit from printing on this modular design? Photography businesses will obviously have a lot to gain. If you're a portrait or wedding photographer that goes to fairs and different promoting events, having something like this in your booth will certainly make you stand out. This is just one of the many professional uses of Metal Mural. There are a lot more uses that range from wedding photography to the advertising industry. But you don't have to run a photography business or be a professional to enjoy these wonderful prints. You can give your wedding and family photos a new life, not to mention that you can give amazing, original gifts.
The metal prints have a special UV coating to protect them from fading in sun light. The squares can be easily connected together via a simple system that anyone can use in no time. Transportation is also easy, as you can carry the metal squares in a box.
With any kind of prints, durability is one the most important issues. Paper prints are especially prone to damage. But this is aluminum we're talking about, and durability is something you can count on.
You can have your images printed in both matte and gloss finish and because the image is permanently infused to the metal, it will not peel off. Again, the size and format is entirely up to you and the quality of the digital photo.
Think of Metal Mural as a timeless way or saving your work. Display technology is constantly changing, but once you print something, it withstands the test of time.
Learn more about Metal Mural and what they can do for your work from their website.