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- Chromaluxe® brand aluminum must be used for vibrance, resolution, and ultimate longevity.
- Attention to detail every step of the way along with great quality control.
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The one thing I know about my clients is that they love being offered a product few other people are. It makes them feel like the time we spent together shooting was worth their time and money and one product I always offer is a high-quality metal print.
Metal prints work so well as family heirlooms, because if you go with the right company, it will look perfect for decades. Plus, it’s a beautiful accent piece to add to any home.
But, what makes a metal print a high-quality metal print? Let’s take a look!
Every metal print studio is going to offer you different size options, but only high-quality metal print studios will print in whatever size you need.
Artbeat Studios uses the standard industry sizes, from 8x10 to 40x60, but since each metal print is custom cut, they will create whatever size metal print you need. This is great for those that want ultra-wide panoramic prints, no limit up to 40x60.
Having customizable sizes is essential for photographers who are going to display their work in an art studio, or for photographers who are selling metal prints as an add-on for their clients.
The one complaint I typically hear about metal prints is that they don’t do justice to the colors from your original image, and I’m here to tell you this just isn’t true with a high-quality metal print.
Artbeat Studios ensures your colors remain vibrant and accurate with their strict commitment to color calibration. In addition, they heat infuse your photo into the metal with a dye sublimation process which produces the most vibrant colors possible.
Importantly, Artbeat Studios also uses Chromaluxe® aluminum which fades less than 3x as much as the next leading aluminum metal print brand. Your metal print will be as vibrant as the day you bought it for decades.
A Variety of Finishes
As Brad discusses in the video above, it is essential for you to use a high-quality metal print company that is willing to customize your work for you and that is willing to walk you through everything there is to know about your professional prints on metal.
For instance, at Artbeat Studios, you can choose between a silver metal and white metal surface. You’ll want to make sure you understand the differences between the two. If someone prints their photo on metal for the first time and chooses silver they might be disappointed.
When you print on a white metal surface the colors in your photo are typically brighter. If you’ve seen a metal print on white before it was probably either a wedding photo or a landscape photo, since this surface provides the most detail. Most customers prefer white metal because it will produce the most accurate and vibrant image possible.
A silver metal surface, though, is more prevalent in black and white photography since the silver coloring shines through on the lighter portions of your photo. When silver is selected, the whites of your image will show through as silver. Because of this, it is recommended that you bump the contrast up so that it overpowers the reduced white point of the silver. Those who intentionally order silver metal love it, those who accidentally order it typically are disappointed.
Another thing you’ll want to look for in your high-quality metal print search is a company that provides different finishes. Artbeat Studios provides matte or glossy, so you can make sure your metal print will fit any aesthetic. Although matte may reduce the unwanted glare from the reflection of light, the print won’t be as vibrant as the glossy white metal.
The Anatomy of a High-Quality Metal Print
I used Artbeat Studios throughout this article as a great example of what a high-quality metal print should look like because an Artbeat Studios metal print is among the highest quality in the industry. To achieve the highest quality metal, many factors need to happen, some of which were mentioned earlier:
Some metal prints are incredibly cheap and you can tell. Those prints don’t look good to start and will fade quickly. They’ll make the colors in your photograph look dull. Simply put, they won’t be what you expected.
On top of all that, Artbeat Studios offers different wall mounts, wall hanger systems, and mount styles that give you further customization options to fulfill your creative vision.
Finally, Artbeat Studios provides free shipping on orders over $150!
If you want to learn a little more about Artbeat Studios, check out their website.