- An HD Acrylic Print is set on a 1/4-inch sheet of acrylic and backed with a 1/4-inch black sintra backing for a classic look.
- An HD Acrylic Slim Print is set on a 1/8-inch sheet of acrylic and backed with another 1/8-inch sheet of acrylic for a sleek, modern finish.
- An HD Acrylic 360 Print is set on a 1/4-inch sheet of acrylic and backed with a 1/8-inch sheet of acrylic for a clean appearance with a heftier presence on the wall.
Let's call a spade a spade...
Printing your photos on paper and displaying them in 4x6 or 5x7 or 8x10 prints is a little on the boring side.
Now, that's not to say that every photo in your house needs to be a massive 40x60 print. However, if you want to create prints that have tons of visual impact and make people stop in their tracks and exclaim "WOW," you need to step up your print-making game.
Fortunately, we live in an era in which we not only have better tools for taking and editing photos, but we also have more advanced photo-printing techniques at our disposal as well.
Let's take a look at a couple of cutting-edge ways to print your photos.
Editor's Tip: When it comes to cutting-edge processes for printing photos, we recommend Artbeat Studios because of their commitment to quality and customer service. Included in their line of products are HD Acrylic Prints and HD Metal Prints, which we outline below. For more details about these and other products, visit their website.
Printing Photos on Acrylic
If you have special images that you really want to stand out, acrylic is an excellent choice of substrate.
But not all acrylic prints are made alike...
HD Acrylic prints like those from Artbeat Studios get top marks for quality because they're printed on high-resolution archival Epson Metallic Photo Paper.
This high-grade paper, combined with Epson Archival Inks, results in a print that's got eye-popping colors, beautiful contrast, and a luminous look.
But when that print is face mounted to a sheet of acrylic, that's when the show really starts...
Behind the acrylic, the colors explode off the print, offering far more vibrance and saturation than acrylic prints from companies that simply print the image directly onto the acrylic sheet.
The way that Artbeat Studios diamond polishes the edges of their HD Acrylic Prints lends to an improved viewing experience as well.
Better still, you can choose from a variety of styles of acrylic print:
And no matter which type of acrylic print you choose, you get to further customize how the print is made.
Select from various wall mount and wall hanging options, and choose among a wide variety of sizes that run from 8x10 up to a whopping 48x96.
And don't think that acrylic is an overly delicate or hard-to-maintain print, either...
You can use standard glass cleaner to take care of smudges and fingerprints, or you can use soap, water, and a 100% cotton cloth to clean the surface of the acrylic.
They're easy to hang, too, with the aforementioned variety of hanging options and wall mounts to make it easy to get your print on the wall just how you like it.
And since Epson Archival Ink is used to print your images, these acrylic prints have the same long-lasting durability as more traditional prints, like canvas.
I think you'll agree after looking at the sample images above that printing on acrylic isn't just cutting-edge, but also incredibly beautiful as well!
Printing Photos on Metal
If you want a look that's perhaps a little more industrial and edgy, it's hard to beat HD Metal Prints.
Just like with their acrylic prints, Artbeat Studios doesn't mess around when it comes to offering tons of options for getting a high-quality, custom print on metal.
For starters, your print is heat-infused right into a specially-coated sheet of aluminum.
That means that you get a print that's not only resistant to UV rays and scratches, but is resistant to water as well.
Another result of that heat infusing process is that your metal print has incredibly vibrant colors that bring your image to life.
You can further customize how your HD Metal Print looks by choosing between a white or a silver surface - the former, which is ideal for making the details in landscapes and portraits pop, and the latter, which is perfect for highlighting the contrast in black and white and other high-contrast images.
Additionally, Artbeat Studios offers glossy and matte finishes, four different wall mounts that range from natural or black wood to silver or black aluminum, and two different types of wall hangers (a cleat or a wire) to give you maximum control over how your print appears and how you hang it on your wall.
You even get to choose the type of mounting style - recessed or flush mount - to further make your print unique to your tastes.
In other words, these HD Metal Prints are gorgeous and highly customizable. And because the image is heat infused into the metal, they'll last for generations without fading.
So, if you're in the market for a new way to print your favorite photos, I think Artbeat Studios makes a strong case for trying our their HD Acrylic and HD Metal Prints.
If you're still not convinced, check out the video above to see both of these types of prints for yourself!