Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Metal Print?
Metal Prints are a unique visual medium for displaying and preserving photos by infusing dyes directly into specially coated aluminum sheets. Images take on a magical luminescence. Detail and resolution are unsurpassed. The colors are extraordinarily vibrant and the depth of the coating gives photos a luminous quality that no paper print can achieve. Because the image is infused into and not onto the special coating, the prints have an archival value and durability without the need for a protective glass. In fact, the prints are not only scratch-resistant, they are also waterproof/weatherproof. People that see a metal print for the first time, often think that the print is backlit.
Why Metal Prints?
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 of a Metal Print. It is Alex's preferred method for all his personal work. It represents his vision of how the completed image should look and he recommend it to people who are after that deluxe point of difference. Metal prints have an archival value that is better than the best photographic papers. Rochester Institute of Technology has conducted accelerated aging tests on metal prints and show an archival value of over 150 years.
How do i hang my Metal Print?
Metal prints come ready-to-hang with lightweight Inset Frame (float mount): Inset Frames are invisible. They attached to the back of the print so the print appears to float away from the wall when hung, creating a modern and elegant display.
How long does it take to dispatch my order?
Most metal prints are shipped within 7 days of receiving payment (weekends and holidays not included).
Do you ship internationally?
Yes! When you place an order and enter your address, you'll see the International Shipping option which will calculate the estimated shipping costs for you. Because of the complexity of the International Shipping process, if there is additional costs we'll be in touch and give you a personalized quote. International shipping can be expensive as the extra reinforcements needed (wooden box) to keep the metal print secure, add weight.
What methods of payment do you accept?
PayPal (preferred method): The most trusted and secure way to make payments online. Making a payment through PayPal is extremely easy. You can use your existing PayPal account or create a new one here.
Direct Bank Transfer: If you prefer to make your payment via Direct Bank Transfer (online banking / e-banking / web banking, mobile banking, in-branch bank transfer, etc) there is no need to complete the checkout process. Just visit the Prints section, choose the image you want, write down the Title (example: "THE BEACH"), the Size of the Metal Print from the drop-down list, and fill out the following form to receive a personalized quote.