Unlock the Magic of Metal Prints: Your Photos on Aluminum

Unlock the Magic of Metal Prints: Your Photos on Aluminum

Are you looking for a fresh way to display your photographs and turn them into stunning pieces of art? Look no further than metal prints! With their modern look and incredible durability, metal prints are revolutionizing the world of photo printing and home décor. In this blog post, we'll guide you through the fascinating world of metal prints, discussing their unique qualities and how they can transform your favourite photos into captivating wall art.  

From custom size and finish options to easy care and unique gift ideas, we will explore the many advantages of metal prints over traditional photo prints. Get ready to embark on a journey that will change the way you view and display your precious memories forever.

Short Summary

  • Discover the beauty of metal prints to transform photos into vibrant wall art pieces. 
  • Customize you're print with various sizes, finishes and display options for a unique look. 
  • Enjoy long lasting memories with scratch and water resistant metal photo prints, perfect as gifts or home décor.

discovering metAL PRINTS

A Metal print with vibrant colors and a modern look

Imagine your favourite photo, infused onto a sleek sheet of aluminum, displaying vibrant colours and a captivating modern look. This is the magic of metal prints, a cutting-edge method of printing photos directly onto aluminum sheets, resulting in a high-quality, durable wall art piece that adds a touch of glamour to any living space. 

Ordering a metal print is as simple as using our upload and order tool and with an estimated production time of just seven days, you'll be enjoying your stunning new wall art in no time. 

Whether you're looking to showcase fine art, a panoramic view or a cherished family moment, metal prints offer a wide range of size and finish options, perfect for any style or space. 


A metal print is created by infusing an image onto an aluminum sheet, resulting in a high-definition, vibrant image that is scratch-resistant and waterproof. With a choice between glossy, satin, and matte finish options, you can customize your metal print to suit your personal taste and the style of your living space.  

The benefits of metal prints are numerous. The image is infused into the aluminum sheet using a process called Dye Sublimation rather than printed on top of it. This results in a clearer and more radiant image. A base coat of white enhances the vividness of the colours, and provides deep blacks and superior contrast.

custom metal prints

A custom metal print with a glossy finish and a modern look

Custom metal photo prints are a fantastic way to personalize your living or office space with pictures of your favourite memories, as they are available in a wide variety of sizes and finishes, ranging from small to large format. With customizable printing options such as multi-photo collage or single print, or circle shapes, and sizes ranging from 5"x7" to 48"x96" inches, the possibilities are endless.

A custom metal print can make a bold statement, whether you're hanging a cherished family photo or displaying you're photography as wall art.  At Print Partner we "print by the inch" and can design a custom metal print perfect for your space.

finish choices

When it comes to metal photo prints, the finish is just as important as the size. With options such as glossy, matte, and semi-gloss, there's a finish to suit every taste and style. Each finish offers its own unique benefits, allowing you to choose the perfect option for your metal print.

Glossy finishes are the most sought-after and visually striking, offering vivid colours and high contrast. On the other hand, matte finishes provide the least amount of glare and have the lowest contrast, making them ideal for softer colours and low contrast images such as portraiture.

Semi-Gloss finishes lie in between, making them a popular choice for photographers who desire a uniform and unobstructed look for their images.

Turning Your Photos into Stunning Metal Art

A stunning metal art piece printed directly from a favourite photo

Transforming your favourite photos into stunning metal art has never been easier thanks to our metal printing service that utilize the dye sublimation method for metal pictures. This process involves printing an image onto paper transfer media with specialized sublimation inks designed for the metal print process, followed by infusing the image onto coated aluminum.

The result is a metal print that boasts a distinctive aesthetic with vivid colors and crisp details that are guaranteed to last. Waterproof, scratch-resistant, and highly durable, metal prints are the perfect way to preserve your favourite memories in a stunning and long-lasting format.

Enhance Your Home with Metal Wall Art

A metal wall art piece with a gloss finish and vibrant colours

Metal wall art is an ideal way to bring a modern and striking look to your home. With its unique finish and stunning visual appeal, metal prints offer a contemporary alternative to traditional canvases and framed prints.

When decorating with metal wall art, it's important to consider the size and placement of the piece. Avoid overcrowding the wall by placing the art on top of other decorations, and if the art is too small, consider displaying it in a group with multiple pieces to create a unified collage or composition.

When hanging metal wall art, ensure that the chosen hanger is capable of supporting the weight and locate the studs for a secure display.  At Print Partner our metal photo prints come with the appropriate hanging hardware installed and ready to hang!

Preserving Memories with Metal Photo Prints

A stunning metal print showcasing intricate details, perfect for gifting to your loved ones.

Metal photo prints are an excellent choice for preserving your most cherished memories. With their remarkable durability and the ability to endure for more than 60 years in normal conditions, metal prints are an investment in your photography, artwork, or family's history and legacy.

  • ChromaLuxe Metal Prints which we use, are durable, light and easy to clean. This makes them ideal for use in museums, galleries, hotels, public places and homes. 
  • ChromaLuxe Metal Prints do not need to be mounted under glass or acrylic, both of which diminish the viewing experience. 
  • The gloss finish of ChromaLuxe Metal Prints is more vibrant than any other gloss photographic media.

Caring for Your Metal Prints

A metal print with a sleek style and easy hanging

Proper care and maintenance of your metal prints are essential to ensure their longevity and preserve their stunning appearance. A microfiber cloth is the preferred tool for dusting metal prints, effectively removing any dust or debris without causing harm to the surface. 

For more stubborn stains, a streak-free cleaning solution and a non-abrasive cloth, mild soap and water are recommended. Be sure to avoid using any harsh chemicals or abrasive materials that could potentially harm the print. With proper care, your metal prints will remain a stunning addition to your home for decades to come.

Unique Gift Ideas: Metal Prints for Loved Ones

A stunning metal print showcasing intricate details, perfect for gifting to your loved ones.

Metal prints make for unique and thoughtful gifts that are sure to impress your loved ones. Personalized metal prints can be tailored to feature unique layouts, backgrounds, and custom text, allowing for a truly one-of-a-kind metal wall art piece. 

Perfect for momentous occasions such as graduations, birthdays, and anniversaries, metal prints are a lasting and meaningful way to commemorate special moments, such as a wedding or the birth of a child. With their durability and customizability, metal prints are a gift that will be cherished for years to come.

Comparing Metal Prints to Traditional Photo Prints

A metal print with a modern look and vibrant colors compared to a traditional photo print

When comparing the photos on metal prints to traditional photo prints, the advantages of metal prints are clear. Metal prints are infused directly on a sheet of aluminum, providing a contemporary, industrial appearance, while traditional prints are printed on paper, resulting in added depth.  Metal prints also come ready to hang and require no additional framing or mounting.

In terms of longevity and durability, metal prints surpass traditional photo prints, as they are resistant to water, UV light, and scratches. Moreover, metal prints boast a vibrancy and depth that traditional photo prints simply cannot match. It's no wonder that metal prints are quickly becoming the preferred choice for photographers and art enthusiasts alike.

Display Options for Metal Prints

Metal print with aluminum hanging back frame

Metal prints offer a variety of display options to suit your personal style and décor. They are lightweight and can be wall-mounted using a display ledge, float mount, inset metal frame, or stand-off metal posts, or displayed on a tabletop using an easel back or metal display easel.

For small to medium metal prints, hanger plates are a suggested solution for suspending the front print on metal back, while aluminum back frames are recommended for medium and large prints to ensure a secure display. With these versatile display options, metal prints can seamlessly integrate into any living space, adding a touch of modern sophistication.


In this blog post, we have explored the fascinating world of metal prints, a modern and durable option for displaying your favorite memories and artwork. With their unique qualities, such as vibrant colours, sleek finishes, and a variety of size and display options, metal prints are a game-changer in the world of digital photo and printing and home décor.

Whether you're looking to transform your living space with stunning metal wall art, preserve your cherished memories in a lasting format, or give a unique and thoughtful gift to a loved one, metal prints are the picture perfect solution. Embrace the world of metal prints and unlock the magic of your photos on aluminum.

Frequently Asked Questions

what is metal photo printing?

Metal photo printing, often known as dye-sublimation printing on metal, is a process where a photograph is infused onto a specially coated aluminum sheet. The result is a durable, vibrant, and high-definition print that showcases images with a unique luminosity and depth.

What advantages does metal printing offer over traditional photo prints?

Metal photo prints are known for their durability, resistance to fading, water-resistance, and scratch-proof qualities. They also offer a high-definition, sharp, and vibrant print output, making them an excellent choice for both indoor and outdoor displays and unlike paper prints they do not need to be framed to display.

Do metal prints fade over time?

One of the significant advantages of metal prints is their resistance to fading. Thanks to the dye-sublimation process, the image is infused into the metal, offering protection against UV rays and environmental elements. When displayed properly, metal prints can retain their brilliance for decades.

How should I care for my metal print?

Cleaning a metal print is simple. Use a soft microfiber cloth to wipe away any dust or fingerprints. For more persistent spots or streaks, dampen the cloth with water or a mix of water and mild detergent and gently wipe the surface.

How are metal prints made?

The process involves printing the image onto a transfer paper using dye-sublimation inks. This paper is then placed against a specially coated aluminum sheet. When subjected to heat and pressure, the inks transform from solid to gas and infuse directly into the coating of the metal sheet, creating a permanent bond.

Do metal prints come with hanging hardware?

Most metal prints come with a wood float mount equipped with standard hanging picture frame wire. Larger sizes come with special hanging hardware that make them easy to install. For sizes over 48" we recommend choosing our metal back frame.

Can I order custom sizes for my metal prints?

Yes, we offer every size from 5"x7" to 4'x8'. To see pricing for custom sizes simply upload your image, choose the size you want, and then metal as your media choice.

Are there different finishes available for metal prints?

We offer metal prints come in a range of finishes including glossy, matte, and satin. The choice of finish can influence the appearance of the print, with glossy giving more contrast and colour saturation but also being more reflective and matte offering a more subdued look. Satin finish is in between Gloss and Matte and is a great choice for portraiture. Glossy is the most popular finish and the high contrast and intensity of colour are what most people expect when ordering metal prints.