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Mirek Elsner wrote:
I did not use any lab for some time now, but as far as I remember, my lab (WCI) did not do that. I imagine the prints are similar to glossy Ilfochrome, correct?
The images are available on different surfaces including the glossy which I use. This is a high gloss finish somewhat like Ilfochrome. However even more so. Because the metal surface is so thin, perhaps 4 coke cans thick, Bill offers a mounting surface on to plastic that is about 1/8" thick. Otherwise there is concern about flex, crumpling etc. When mounted though the images can be finished as a floating frame, a box frame, or just mounted to the plastic and then just dropped into frame moldings without any mat boards.
Photo surfaces as you know are delicate and subject to dust, scratches. and fingerprints. The metal prints can be damaged, dinged, dented, and scratched. But if handled properly they should last without incident. They are not subject to fingerprints and dust. They can be washed with water, soap and water, Windex or the like.
The metal prints can sometimes have some minor imperfections because these imperfections may be in the original aluminum blanks.
But, as I say, they are beautiful images. At Art shows where I display my work people stop dead in their tracks and make comment that they have never seen photos that look like mine.