I've always been a big fan of printing on canvas, but I have to say that metal prints have been getting a lot more of my attention the last few years.
A big part of that is that I've finally found a printing company that does metal prints right. That company, Artbeat Studios, has delivered incredible work each time I've placed an order.
But simply saying that a print looks great isn't reason enough to convince you that you should be printing on metal. Instead, why don't I offer you a few top reasons why metal is the way to go.
Metal Prints are Long-Lasting
Some printing companies print the image directly onto the aluminum sheet. Others, like Artbeat Studios, use what's called a dye-sublimation process that renders a higher-quality image.
Furthermore, Artbeat Studios uses only ChromaluxeTM aluminum sheets, which is integral to making a high-quality metal print.
In fact, ChromaluxeTM metal prints have been shown to resist fading for more than 65 years. This is possible because the image is heat infused into the aluminum. The ink is bonded with the metal that creates such a long-lasting image. If that isn't long-lasting, I don't know what is!
Beyond that, Artbeat Studios' metal prints have unsurpassed resolution and color vibrancy. And since they take color checking seriously, you know that the print you get in the mail will be color accurate.
Metal Prints Can Be Used in a Variety of Applications
Though you might think that a metal print would really only be suited in a modernist space, the truth of the matter is that metal prints can look at home as part of any kind of decor.
From kids' rooms to farmhouse kitchens, contemporary living rooms to rustic man caves, metal prints can be a nice addition to any space.
Plus, since metal prints are so durable, they can be hung inside or out!
There are Options Galore With Metal Prints
Not only can metal prints go with any decor, but they can also be customized to fit your specific needs and tastes, assuming you go with the right printer.
I've ordered metal prints from many different companies before, and I've found that Artbeat Studios has the best variety of options for customizing my prints.
You can get custom sizes from 8x10 to 40x60. There are options to have the print mounted with a flush or a recessed mount. You can also choose between a white or a silver surface.
In fact, you can also select between a glossy or matte finish, a wire hanger or a cleat hanger, and four different wall mount materials.
In other words, you can customize how the print itself looks with the options for finishes, surfaces, and sizes, as well as customize how the print is constructed with the wall mount materials and type of mount.
Metal Prints are Unique
If you ask me, metal prints have a wow factor that other kinds of prints just don't have.
Now, don't get me wrong - I love printing on paper and canvas and other substrates. But you just don't see metal prints quite as often as some of the other options, and that uniqueness only makes your metal prints stand out that much more.
This is a great benefit whether you're hanging your own photos in your home, getting prints to display in your studio or at an art show, or if you're ordering prints for your clients.
I like that metal is a little bit unexpected - it just adds another layer of intrigue to your already awesome shots!
Metal Prints are Affordable
I think there's a misconception that to print on metal is prohibitively expensive.
And while that might be the case with some printers, Artbeat Studios' prices are quite affordable. That's just one reason why I keep coming back to them for more prints!
An 8x10 metal print is just $28.00 at the time of writing. An 18x24 print is just $102.00. And if your purchase is $150 or more, you get free shipping.
When you consider the other benefits I've discussed - long-lasting, wide applicability, tons of options, and the uniqueness of metal prints - the low price you can get one for is just an added bonus.
If you're ready to see your photos printed on metal, head over to Artbeat Studios to get the process started!