Prints on metal are an exciting new way to present your work. Showcased at LA Mobile Arts Festival 2012, this vibrant, dynamic print alternative uses a dye-sublimation process to embed your image directly into a coated aluminium surface. These glossy prints are easy to maintain and impervious to water damage.
Want to print files directly from your computer drive?
ALUMINUM PRINTS are approximately 1/8" thick and are available in 4 surface types:
GLOSSY: The glossy finish prints as if the image is being printed on a white surface. This creates a print that will match your original file, then coats the image with a very high-gloss surface.
SATIN: The satin finish also prints as if on a white surface, but has a less glossy finish.
SHEER-GLOSS: This surface allows the color of the metal to show through in the areas that “white” would normally show though. It creates a very interesting, almost 3D effect to yoru image, but will look quite different from your original file. It is recommended for images that you are wanting to create a more unusual effect with, but not for image that you want to exactly match your original. This version then adds the very high-gloss finish to the final image.
SHEER-MATTE: This surface also allows the color of the metal to show through instead of “white” but uses a matte finish.
MOUNTING BLOCKS are also available for easy hanging and will "float" your work off the wall about an inch.
Our online order form is under development - allowing anyone to have beautiful, museum quality prints of their work produced by our shop, even work that is not on IPA. At this time, if you'd like to have an image printed on aluminum:
Click the UPLOAD link below, enter your name and email, then provide the following information for each image:
- desired size
- desired finish (glossy, satin, sheer-gloss, sheer-matte)
- mounting block (yes or no)
- file name
- Enter any questions, comments, instructions you may have.
- Select image file(s) from your desktop.
- Click SEND
Someone will respond to your request within one business day.
We are also always happy to work directly with artists on custom projects and special needs, so please don't hesitate to begin a conversation with our team regarding any ideas you may have: iPrints@iPhoneArt.com