Aluminum Metal Print
Taking an original digital file of an image and printing it directly onto a thin, super glossy sheet of Aluminum Metal creates today’s Aluminum Metal prints. It is a painstaking process that ultimately delivers a highly stylized look and an impressive piece of original Art.
Black-and-white images appear vivid as the white base of the metal surface allows details of the image to shine through with crystal clear precision.
Framing is unnecessary as these prints are what is called “float mounted,” making them ready to hang right out of the box, and each final photograph is only 1/16” deep, making them light weight for their size.
Aluminum Metal prints are more costly to produce so cost more to purchase but they make the ultimate Art impression.
Derived from a French word, Giclee (pronounced zhee-klay) printing connotes an elevation in printmaking technology. Images are generated from high resolution digital scans and printed with archival quality inks onto various materials including canvas and, in this case, photo-base paper.
The Giclee printing process provides better color accuracy than most other means of reproduction and its archival quality ensures that prints are light fast and non-water soluble.
Archived files will not deteriorate in quality, as negatives and film are likely to do. Another tremendous advantage of Giclee printing is that digital images can be reproduced to almost any size and onto various media, giving the Artist the ability to customize prints for a specific client.
In fact, the superior quality of a Giclee print rivals traditional printing processes and is commonly found in today’s museums, art and photographic galleries and collections, including the Shive Archive. Giclee prints are perfect for matting & framing.