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p.1 #1 · Affordable metal prints?


After being poking around some galleries in the Southwest I absolutely have to get some prints done on metal. But being a college kid I'm on a pretty tight budget. I use Bay and MpixPro a lot, but was wondering if there was somewhere that did metal that was a little more affordable but also of high quality?

Thanks!

Andy



May 14, 2013 at 09:54 PM
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Have you considered prints on metallic paper instead of actually printing on metal? There is a huge difference in cost.


May 15, 2013 at 12:14 AM
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Camperjim wrote:
Have you considered prints on metallic paper instead of actually printing on metal? There is a huge difference in cost.


But, I haven't found metallic paper as neutral as metallic (which can be either neutral or not). If you've got a strong amount of neutral in the scene, I didn't care for metallic paper (maybe there are more neutral ones out now).

The cost is VERY DIFFERENT for metallic paper vs. metallic ... but unless someone knows of a metallic paper that is neutral, I can understand the desire for metallic ... i.e. they really are two different products, imo.



May 15, 2013 at 12:41 AM
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Camperjim wrote:
Have you considered prints on metallic paper instead of actually printing on metal? There is a huge difference in cost.

I actually print on metallic paper a lot now (and it's what I sell most of), but comparing it to seeing prints on the aluminum surface it doesn't compare.

Plus if I print on metallic paper then I have to frame it and in the end it probably wouldn't be that much cheaper than getting a print on actual metal with a float mount.



May 15, 2013 at 02:53 AM
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p.1 #5 · Affordable metal prints?


I just did a couple of metallic paper prints mounted on 1 inch Gatorfoam. No need to frame, looks good.

I've also done numerous metal prints, mostly from Bay. I tried a cheaper option but the results were unacceptable for both the product and the support. When I emailed to complain about the muddy, mottled mess I received, I was referred to their digital specialist who "will help you resolve your problem."

It wasn't my problem...



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p.1 #6 · Affordable metal prints?


I had metal prints done from WHCC. Turned out great, though I imagine the price isn't any better than Bay or Mpix.


May 19, 2013 at 03:09 AM
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p.1 #7 · Affordable metal prints?


Try Adoramapix.com
http://www.adoramapix.com/app/products/metalprints



May 19, 2013 at 05:06 PM
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Meridian


May 22, 2013 at 06:44 PM
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Adoramapix has 35% off starting end month thru June 5. They don't have a profile for softproofing.
Vern



May 23, 2013 at 12:39 AM





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