Metal has been a favorite material of artists since at least 7000 B.C. Today, metal continues to be a trendy home artwork medium. But metal artwork is now more personalized than ever. Case in point, metallic prints, also called metal prints, offer a unique way to transform your professional photos into modern, sleek, one-of-a-kind art for your home. Metal prints can be used to memorialize special events, special people, and special pets, while serving as eye-catching accents in your home.  Here’s everything to know about turning your photos into metallic print and why they are so special to so many people.

What are Metallic Prints?

Metallic prints typically use a white base coat on aluminum, layered with any photo you like. The result is a luminous, high-resolution, long-lasting print that magnifies the beauty of the image you select. Metal art prints can be created from either black and white or full-color photos. Photographs that make for stunning wall art when layered on metal include:

  • Graduation photos
  • Wedding photos
  • Pregnancy photos
  • Engagement photos
  • Professional family photographs
  • Newborn photographs
  • Pet photographs

Benefits of Metal Art Prints

Professional photos printed on metal offer a variety of unique benefits, including:

  • Clean, modern, industrial aesthetic
  • Vivid prints
  • Fade-resistant
  • Moisture-resistant
  • Scratch-resistant
  • Durable
  • Saves the cost of a frame
  • Variety of surface finishes

Choose the Best Size and Finish for Your Metal Prints

When you use your photographs for metallic prints, you can be sure you’ll never find the same wall art in anyone else’s home. Allowing for a truly customized piece of long-lasting artwork, metal photo prints put you in control over the final products. Metal photo prints are available in a variety of sizes including:

  • 8” x 12”
  • 12” x 18”
  • 16’ x 24”
  • 20” x 30”
  • 24” x 36”
  • 40” x 60”

For large walls, you may consider printing one large photo, or you may opt to create a collage by ordering four or more smaller metallic prints.

You will also be in control of the type of finish that you’d like for your metal art prints. Some of the finishes that may be available include:

  • Brushed Metal Surface

Using a silver basecoat, this finish mutes the colors but brings out the metallic elements.

  • Glossy Finish

Glossy finishes can make images appear extremely shiny and extremely crisp.

  • Matte Finish

Matte finishes tame vibrant colors resulting in a softer, subdued look.

  • True Color Finish

This standard finish uses a white basecoat that results in vibrant, natural colors.

Turn Professional Photos into Unique Wall Art in Eugene

LifeSlice Photography provides professional photos printed on metal in Lane County and all around Oregon. As an award-winning photography studio, we offer photo prints in acrylic, metal, and canvas. Our experienced photography team is available for both your professional photography needs and your custom print orders. In addition to prints used for wall art, we also offer albums and folio boxes. To schedule professional photos at our studio or an offsite location, contact us today at 541-914-7977.