Custom metal prints for landscape photos are a great way to promote your fine art landscape photography.
There are three general ways you take advantage of using custom metal prints for landscapes. As a display in your studio or art shows, as an option for your customers to purchase your fine art, as promotional displays in other venues.
I also like to mention two important reasons to have your own fine art landscape photography metal prints, namely that they look awesome and they are extremely durable.
Large Metal Prints Look Awesome
Few things grab attention better and quicker for a photographer than a large, high quality print of their own best artwork. Taking advantage of metal print options adds a special impression due the very nature of metal prints.
What makes custom metal prints look so awesome is that you can print your images as very large enlargements on a very thin base. The difference in impression from a large thin based metal print enlargement is substantially different from an enlargement in a frame or matted and framed.
I have had the same image printed to the same large size as a paper print, professionally matted and framed and as a metal print and the metal print is the one that people make a point to comment about. It was the same image, same size, but the metal print captures more lingring views when seen in person.
Metal Prints Are Durable
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I carry enlargements around to display at events, because if you’re in a multi person photo show, at an arts and crafts fair, or any local event that lets you sell onsite, you need a way to capture attention.
Large custom metal prints of your own fine art landscape photos are an attention getter when displayed properly. If you do a lot of these types of exhibitions, you’ll be transporting enlargements back and forth which adds wear and tear on the frames, mattes, and glass. Metal prints are much more durable in these situations.
Display In Your Own Studio Office
Same reasoning for art shows applies to using metal prints to display our talent inside our own studio or home office. Even if your professional photography business model doesn’t revolve around selling physical prints, having your own artwork displayed in an eye catching manner impresses clients.
You might be a wedding photographer, a portrait artist, a real estate photographer, or a product and illustration photographer, your best work in these fields displayed as large metal prints will create interest in your services.
I’ve been using Artbeat Studios for a while now and have tried out several of their specialty printing options. Artbeat Studios was the winner of our 2020 Metal Print Shootout comparing several fine online printers. They also make acrylic prints and several levels of paper prints in addition to canvases.
The main reasons Artbeat Studios won our 2020 Metal Print Shootout and why I keep using them for my personal work are they have excellent customer service, use superb materials with excellent craftsmanship, and their turnaround time is quick. The prices for all of their specialty work is also very reasonable.
Add Options of Purchasing Prints
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The prices of the metal print options and all of the other specialty and normal enlargements from Artbeat Studios allow for us to be able to offer our images as physical prints for a reasonable markup, increasing our revenue.
The metal prints we display in our studio may appeal to our clients or we could offer metal prints of whatever photo service we’re doing for them as an option. Add-on sales of any type are a good way to increase our profits from any photographic service we provide.
Promote Your Work Remotely
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We are so accustomed now to doing so much online that some have forgotten how we used to drum up business and create interest in our art and services before everyone was connected. It was a common practice to hang our artwork in various other businesses with our contact information.
Often, we could make a cross promotion arrangement with several local businesses to promote what each other does. For instance, if we are a wedding photographer, we could display our metal prints at a beauty salon or florist and promote their services as we book our shoot.
The same idea would work for realty offices and property managers or for local trophy shops or other manufacturers. Many possibilities for this type of networking and cross promotion exist, we just might need to think outside of the box a little bit.
Make Metal Prints of Your Art
The bottom line is this, we won’t gain any of the advantages of custom metal prints, the eye catching appeal, their durability, and increased profits from sales or cross promotions, if we don’t try it out. Once you do, then like me you’ll be glad you did.