Monday, April 4, 2011

Metal Prints

This blog post is about Metal Prints ... not "metallic", which is a metallic finish on a paper print (sort of a super glossy finish) ... but prints that are made on a sheet of metal.

I've become a big fan of Metal Prints, for a couple of reasons:

  • Metal Prints are BOLD! They make a statement because of their high gloss surface.
  • Metal Prints are DURABLE! They don't bend or tear and they don't need a glass cover to protect their longevity.
  • Metal Prints are ready to hang - no external frame necessary.
The only hard part is showing you what a Metal Print is like over the internet (it's sorta like the problem of: How to sell a television set via a TV commercial when the image doesn't look any better than the TV you are watching the commercial on).  I would love to let you hold one and see for yourself.  But barring a stampede of people coming to visit me to see these prints in person, I thought I'd post a couple of images and describe what you are looking at.

First...  the image has a high gloss / bold look to it:

Second, the metal print is very thin:

Finally, it comes with a mounting bracket so that it is ready to hang on your wall:

The black area you see in the image is like a "spacer". It holds the print away from the wall giving the presentation of the image a "3-Dimensional" look.

The Metal Print in these images is 16x24". Larger prints are even more impressive!

One more thing to keep in mind. While Metal Prints cost more for the print, the amount of money you save by not having to buy a frame to put it in generally compensates for the increased cost. For example, this 16x24" Metal Print is $250. A regular 16x24" Lustre Print would cost $90, but you would probably end up paying about $150-$200 for a good frame for it. So in the end, the cost is about the same. Plus, you end up with a much more dramatic and unique print to hang on your wall!

If you have any questions or would like to see one of these, please let me know.

And if you're interested, I think I might start modeling. ;-)


Derico Photography said...

Hahaha, you crack me up! I'm actually really happy you did this post... I've been looking at these for a while now but didn't know anyone that had ordered any.

Heidi said...

Ooh, I like :D

Chillygator said...

It's so cool!!! Suddenly I want one.