Metal prints offer a vibrant and eye-catching image presentation. When seeing a metal print for the first time, gallery visitors often ask if the image is backlit.
Metal Prints differ from pigment prints because ink of the image is thermally infused into specially coated aluminum sheets. While fine art paper could be considered a more subtle presentation, the metal print image is a more brilliant display. The colors are extraordinarily vibrant and the depth of the coating gives photos a luminous quality that no paper print can achieve
Metal Print Images will last for generations when displayed indoors and out of direct sunlight. We do offer a specific UV treated metal print for images that will receive daily direct sunlight.
The trade-off with metal prints is the potential for reflections. The high gloss surface will reflect lights and windows, so please consider this when choosing your print medium.
Hanging Metal Images
Be careful not to twist the frame when removing the print from the box or crate. After cutting the plastic strapping bands, lift one side straight up and rest the print gently along the other edge, carefully removing any foam packing strips. Please be careful not to drop or bump edges or corners as this can dent the face, edges or corners.
Be sure that your wall hooks are of appropriate strength for the frame so the print does not fall. You may want to install wall anchors or other secure hanging devices.
Care of Metal Prints
Metal Prints can be cleaned using a soft cotton cloth (avoid scratchy paper towels). If necessary, you can use an ammonia-free glass cleaner to remove fingerprints or dust.
Your art is designed to last for generations. Try to avoid hanging the image in direct sun light, extreme temperatures or humidity levels. This can decrease the lightfastness of your image and also cause harm to the frame.
Limited Edition Images
All of Tony’s images are of a limited number. The edition size refers to the total number of images that will be printed (includes all sizes and mediums). Once the edition is sold out, the image will never again be printed or offered as another type of commercially available media. We don't print Artist Proofs or any other extra-image gimmicks designed to increase the size of the original edition.