What makes these Prints so Beautiful and Luminous?
The old masters like Rembrandt built their paintings with many translucent layers of ink. This is why a Rembrandt is like no other painting. The multi-dimensional effect achieved by layering, gave a unique luminosity to their work. The same is true for these metal prints. Special dyes are infused into the thick translucent coating of the metal under high heat and pressure. The image is not printed onto the surface, but rather has a depth that in effect glows. People that see a metal print for the first time often think that the print is backlit.
The Benefits of Metal Printing
- The colors are extraordinarily vibrant and the depth of the coating gives a luminous quality that no paper print can achieve. The best reason is for the incredible look!
- The image is Infused Into, and not onto, the special coating on the metal so the prints have an archival value and Durability without the need for a protective glass. In fact, these metal prints are not only scratch-resistant, they are also waterproof! This makes them ideal for hanging in bathrooms, kitchens and other areas where paper prints would be susceptible to water damage. Also, displaying without glass has several advantages: viewing image is more intimate; there is no possibility of breaking the glass; and glare is reduced.
- The rigidity of the metal plates allows for unique and contemporary hanging methods, such as the ‘floating hanger’ seen here, that would be impossible with a paper print. These metal prints have an ultra-modern look!
How long do Metal Prints Last?
They will last for generations when displayed indoors and out of direct sunlight. Like any fine art print, they should not be exposed to direct sunlight. However, they can be hung outdoors if they are out of direct sunlight. These metal prints have the additional benefit over other processes in that they are waterproof and have an ultra-hard coating. The archival value of a print should be judged not only by its resistance to degradation by U.V. light and ozone exposure, but also to moisture and surface damage. When these factors are brought into the equation, these metal prints would be, without a doubt, the best way to preserve any image.
How do I clean my metal print?
Metal Prints are extremely durable and easily cleaned with any house hold cleaning product, (ie.. windex, rubbing alcohol,) or any glass cleaner. Use a soft rag or paper towel.