I am doing some local exhibits now and wanted to add a metal print to the selection. I ordered my first 30x20 and just got it this Wednesday. All I can say is "absolutely amazing!" I've heard some talk in discussions that the print was darker. Mine was spot on with the color. I have had this particular image done in regular print and laminated and mounted on wood. This aluminum print far outshines either of the other two. I am very, VERY happy. This is the image I had done.
Carolyn, this is a beautiful image and metla is such a great way to show it! I have 3 metal prints on the way to keep for myself. If I like them enough i will use them for a local showing I am doing this summer.
I just received my first metal print also and I am real happy with it. I wish I would have ordered a larger size now. The colors don't show up as well here as I uploaded the image twice and the better second image is more saturated which is what printed. This one is more muted and is what shows on the website here. I should probably delete and repost it. Anyway....love the metal!
Thanks everyone. What size did you order, Francis? I got the 20x30 this time. Next time, I will go even larger. I'm a little paranoid about moving it around, though. I am will be entering it in an art show I am participating in, so it's not hanging on my walls. I am keeping it in the packaging it came in to transport it around. That's the one thing about the metal print - it is very thin. It may be more durable that I think, but I don't want to take a chance for that kind of money. :-)
I ordered a 10x16. I'll bet your 20x30 looks fabulous! I think they are pretty durable from what I've read and printers I've talked to. The most likely problem if there is one will come from the hanging attachment i.e. the wood on the back. Good luck on the show!
Thanks, Mary. I just took this one up to the venue for the show that starts today. When the lady saw it, she made several comments on how the colors just popped. I will definitely be doing more metal prints.
A friend bought this image in metal. It looks great. It is reflective, esp since there is so much black, but it doesnt detract from the image. Its very light weight and the edges are easily damaged which we found out when it slipped and hit the ground.
I ordered three metal prints two months ago. I take them to three "shows" a week. They are in and out of the trunk, in the sun, in the rain...etc. With just a little wipe down, they are as stunning as they were the day I got them. I have sold 4 metal prints due to showing the three samples I have. They are very eye catching.
Mike, they are very reflective. You probably don't want to hang them where a direct light source is going to be shining on them. But the colors are to sharp, bright and deep it's beautiful. I don't think "luster" is a word that would fit it. It's more like slick and shiny. :-)
I am thinking of ordering this in metal for a show. Any opinions from those experienced with metal prints. Actually, after reading another dicussion, it may look better on acrylic since it is quite dark.
Thanks for sharing this Carolyn. I loved the look of the metal prints but being very new to FAA have not heard any reports of the actual quality of any of the merchandise, though it looks good on the site. It is reassuring that you like the finish & quality of the goods. I sometimes think people are dissappointed with the colours of finished items because the colours on your computer screen look good when you upload them but the computer controlling the printing process depicts them slightly differently. I use two screens for my fractal work & they both have different colour casts, one leaning towards the blue end of the spectrum so the colours are cooler than the other.
Metal prints are nice - but I had a problem when it came to display - they are not "framed" and it took a while for me to convince the committee that they weren't meant to be framed. I don't know if I'd get the barn on metal - the finish is shiny and I mean slick shiny. works great for my digital illustrations (abstracts) and perhaps would be good for images like the shiny plane.
For me - on the two that I ordered - the quality was fabulous.
Hello Carolyn, that is a fantastic photo, I was curious are you in the terminal, on another plane, amazing photo, I saw against the black of your gallery page, spectacular.....congrats to you.. at first I thought it was a orca whale,
I ordered my first ever metal print this week also (only 16x20) and I am extremely pleased with it.
My colors were spot on, and they just pop. Amazing how good the resolution is too.
Good luck with your show!
Gosh, a lot of great discussion here. For those who commented on my image, thank you so much! I see some of these comments were back in the middle of April. Not sure why I haven't commented on them yet. Sorry about that.
@Michael - At the time, my husband had an office in a small executive airport here in Tampa. They were having a grand opening in another location and asked me to shoot it. This was taken late afternoon of a plane parked there for show.
@Anne - I can't say a whole lot (yet) about the quality. Just a few days after I got it, it was hung in an art display. It will be there for 30 days. Can't see how much can happen to it just hanging on the wall. But will know after I transport it back and forth a few times. From what Brian said, sounds like they are pretty durable. They are thin, though, so the tendency tends to be extra gentle with them.
@Jean - I can imagine how beautiful that is! Yours has the highlighted gold colors as mine has the silver. I'm sure it is stunning.
@Roy - With all those gorgeous colors, I know it was beautiful in metal.
My next purchase will probably be an acrylic. I've seen someone else's, and it is gorgeous. But I'm curious to see how mine look printed that way. All I can say, is I am very happy the way the prints look compared to the color on my computer.
I'm happy I found this post, I have just ordered two of my own prints below on Metal and have been looking for some feedback an impressions on how these prints look. I am dieing to know who FAA uses for these prints if anyone has an idea?