Prints on Metal are on your choice of white aluminum or brushed aluminum. The two surfaces are quite different, the image on the left shows a blank brushed aluminum sheet (bottom). The white aluminum has a white coating on it which makes it much more photo realistic. The print on the right is on white aluminum.
Close up of the brushed aluminum finish. It is a little hard to show, but you can sort of see the brushed finish. This particular image looks better on the brushed aluminum. It lights up in the light and looks more dynamic. Generally we like darker/saturated images on brushed aluminum. When in doubt, stick with the white finish, it always looks good.
Hanging hardware is optional on 12x18 and smaller metal prints as there is more than one way to display the smaller metal prints. Here is what our standard hanger looks like. It floats the metal print about 1/2" off the wall.
We also have a simple plastic hanger that is a couple dollars cheaper and works just as well. The bumpers are 1/2" deep so it floats off the wall about the same distance as the standard hanger. This is available on metal prints up to 12x18.
Metal prints up to 12x18 also look good on a small easel. This is our basic easel with an 8x10 print on it. A horizontal 12x18 will work with this, but a vertical 12x18 is too big.
The price is the same for either white or brushed aluminum. Choice is made when ordering in ROES.
|Size||1||2-9||10+||Ready to Hang?|
| *Large Metal comes ready to hang. |
**Sizes 5x7 up to 12x18 can have hanging hardware added to the back, but it is not incuded in the price.
The smaller sizes also look good in an easel so hanging hardware is not always needed.
Details and FAQs
How do I order?
Please use our ROES ordering system to order, all of our metal sizes, options and prices are in there and you will see a preview of the crop that you can adjust as needed. if you can't get ROES to work you can also use our Simple Uploader.
What is the turn around time for Metal prints?
For sizes up to 12x18 normal turnaround time is 2 working days. Larger sizes take 5 working days.
Metal prints that are 12x18 and smaller usually still qualify for our $7.95 flat rate shipping. Metal prints larger than 12x18 ship for a flat rate of $20 each (up to 24x36).
Which is better for my image - White or Brushed Aluminum finish?
Well, that is a tough question... generally speaking for images with lots of color/saturation we like the brushed aluminum finish, and for light/washed out images the white finish is usually better. The brushed aluminum finish is really spectacular on some images, and almost always looks fine at the worst. The white finish always looks great and is the most accurate representation of your image.
If you are not sure which to order, go with the white finish, it always looks good.