Printing Onto Metal
Printing onto metal is a great way to add a unique dimension to your art prints. It offers many benefits over traditional photo paper products, and it can help you reach new audiences and increase your art sales.
Are metal prints better glossy or matte?
The most important thing to remember when printing onto metal is that your images must be extremely high-resolution and have very sharp, clear contrast between colors. This will ensure that your images will display beautifully on the surface of metal, which will result in a beautiful metal photo print!
The best way to print onto metal is with dye sublimation. This method infuses dye directly into a treated aluminum sheet, giving the printed image a deep color that will stand up to years of wear and tear.
You can get a wide variety of finishes for your metal photo prints, including high-gloss, mid-gloss, and satin. Each of these types will render your photographs in their own unique way, ensuring that you have the perfect final product.
To print your metal photo prints, first place your image on a transfer paper and carefully lay it over a flat, clean, dry piece of sheet metal. This will prevent air bubbles from forming on your image, which can cause the sublimation process to fail. Once the transfer paper is securely adhered to the sheet metal, you’ll place a heat press over it and use a combination of pressure and temperature to turn the ink into gas, which will bond with the metal.