Thank you for your interest in my art. All my work is currently available in two types of prints.
1) Metal or Aluminum prints:
The image is printed directly on a 1 mm sheet of aluminum through a process called dye-sublimation. This results in a crisp and vibrant image that provides excellent detail and colors.
The prints are fade resistant for a very long time as long as they are not under direct sunlight. They are also scratch resistant and can be cleaned by wiping with a microfiber cloth. Many people find them useful to have in areas where they might get exposed to a bit of moisture, like bathrooms, as they are not as affected by water as a paper print would.
These prints are very lightweight and come ready to hang. There is no need for external framing and they provide a very clean, modern look.
2) Face-mounted Acrylic prints:
Here the image is first printed onto photographic, archival quality paper, that is subsequently mounted behind acrylic. I tend to use metallic paper as it gives great color vibrancy and detail. It then gets a dibond backing to provide rigidity and prevents warping of the print.
Since the print is made on paper, it is even better than the aluminum print in terms of the color reproduction and fine detail retention. The acrylic also tends to fill up with light and under the right lighting circumstances gives the print a back lit appearance.
Acrylic prints are heavier and need a bit more special attention as they can be easily scratched. However, it is totally worth it as the look is sure to impress for years to come.
The acrylic prints come ready to hang with a cleat on the back. They too provide a very elegant and modern look.
In general, metal prints tend to be about 30-40% cheaper than acrylic. I’d say the choice of the print style depends on the budget, location, purpose, and desired usage. If the print is going to be in a public location, for instance an office, where it comes in contact with a lot of people and is handled frequently by the staff then metal prints are more appropriate. If you’re looking for a signature piece for your home my recommendation would be to go for the acrylic print.
Please feel free to contact me for specific recommendations for your individual needs.