Are you bored of your bland, empty walls? Maybe you’ve gotten tired of seeing the same old images and designs you’ve had up for years. If you think it’s time to refresh your space, you should consider custom metal prints.
In the past, we’ve talked about the benefits of custom wall art for your home or office. Usually, these are posters, canvas prints, acrylic prints, or vinyl prints. But have you heard of custom metal prints?
Many home and business owners choose metal prints to redecorate their spaces for a variety of reasons. Let’s cover what they are and the reasons why you might want them in today’s Linemark blog post!
What are Custom Metal Prints?
Metal prints, also known as metallic prints, are high-definition pieces of wall art made from thin sheets of metal. The material itself is usually made from aluminum and has any image you may choose layered over the top.
With custom metal prints, you can create stunning art pieces like full backdrops, collages, individual photos, poster-sized prints, and more. Depending on your budget and specific needs, you can transform your entire living or working space with incredible color and imagery.
How They’re Made
The metal printing process involves a few simple steps in a process called dye sublimation.
First, your printing partner will take your artwork and print it onto transfer paper which is then attached to a pre-treated, coated aluminum sheet. Then, these materials are placed in a custom heat press which allows the dyes to convert to a gas. The temperature in this heat press can get as warm as 380 degrees Fahrenheit!
These gaseous dyes adhere to the surface of the aluminum sheet and after they cool, your metal print is finished. You now have a permanent, vivid image on a metal surface!
Why Choose Metal Prints
Metallic wall art is exceptional for wall art as they are extremely durable. Where a vinyl, canvas, or paper art piece may rip, tear, or stain, metal wall art can last a generation. Plus, it takes far longer for high-definition metal photo printing to fade. That means you can place them outside without worry!
Metal wall art is also exceptionally light weight. When you hear “metal,” you might think it’d be super heavy. And yes, metal is heavier than a light material like a poster, but equal to or lighter than a material like canvas.
Additionally, metal wall art is easy to clean. If someone spills their red wine glass all over your wall, you can simply wipe it off the metal print. Your wall, on the other hand, might need a fresh coat of paint.
Metal wall art can also be customized in a wide range of ways. Each print can be mounted onto a piece of wood or a larger piece of aluminum that serves as a frame. They can also be virtually any size and can be coated in numerous ways to bring out the image or add an interesting texture to the print.
Printing on metal allows you to highlight the most impactful elements of any image. If you’d like to learn more about designing and printing custom wall art for your home or business, contact the Linemark team today.