What is a metal print?

  • What is a metal print?
08 Jun 2023

What is a metal print?

Metallic printing is a specialized printing technique that utilizes metal materials as substrates or mediums to imprint images or photographs onto the surface of the metal. This technique is commonly used in fields such as artwork, decorative items, and home décor.

Metallic prints can be created using various metal materials such as aluminum, copper, or stainless steel. These commonly used metal materials often exhibit excellent durability and texture, while providing unique gloss and effects to the images.

The advantages of metal prints

Metal print has the following advantages:

  • Excellent durability

    Metal materials exhibit excellent durability, enabling them to maintain the quality of the images over an extended period without easily getting damaged or faded. Compared to traditional printing mediums like paper, metal materials are more resistant to wear, scratches, and the effects of sunlight, making metal prints longer-lasting.

  • Unique Texture and Visual Effect

    The metallic printing technique endows photographs with a unique texture and visual effect. The glossiness and reflective properties of the metal surface create a shimmering and vibrant effect, enhancing visual appeal and adding a sense of depth to metal prints. This texture and shine further elevate the artistic value and visual aesthetics of the photographs.

  • Enhance Details and Contrast

    Metal materials have the ability to showcase the details and colors of photographs. Compared to printing on paper, metal materials better preserve the subtle details of the image, increase contrast, and make metal prints more vivid and clear.

  • Adapt to Various Environmental Conditions

    Metal materials typically possess characteristics of moisture resistance and high-temperature durability, being less susceptible to the influence of humidity or temperature changes. This makes metal prints suitable for both indoor and outdoor environments, allowing them to maintain image quality over an extended period.

  • Plasticity and Versatility

    Metal prints can undergo further processing and treatment, such as bending, cutting, and polishing, to create different shapes and effects. The malleability of metal materials enables the production of various unique designs, decorations, and artworks.

The Process of Creating a Metal Print

The process of creating a metal print typically involves the following steps:

  1. Selecting the metal substrate

    Choose a suitable metal material, such as aluminum sheet, and cut it to the desired size.

  2. Surface preparation

    Clean the metal surface to ensure proper adhesion and suitability for printing the image.

  3. Digital printing

    Utilize specialized digital printing techniques to directly print the image or photograph onto the metal surface.

  4. Protective treatment

    Apply protective treatments to the metal surface to safeguard the printed image, such as using transparent coatings or resins.

  5. Cutting and processing

    Based on the requirements, cut the metal sheet into the desired shape and perform necessary processing and adjustments."

Walland's high-quality double-sided metal prints employ premium embossing techniques, capturing the varying shades of the image to create touchable three-dimensional textures. This enhances the depth and realism of the metal prints, providing you with the ultimate visual enjoyment.

Walland offers a wide range of materials, various sizes, and utilizes exceptional three-dimensional metal print production techniques. Coupled with their high-quality custom metal print services, they can create the perfect metal prints tailored to your preferences. Order now

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