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Aug 06, 2012 08:10 |  #1

This is a shot in the dark but I like to throw the question out there.

I got a friend who visited Key West, Fl a few weeks back. He visited an art gallery down there, not sure of the name. He seen photography there that were printed on some kind of metallic paper and he thinks they were laser rendered. The result were absolutely outstanding especially under halogen lights. He says there's only one of these machines in the US and it's in Las Vegas. Is there anybody familiar with this new type of printing and who offers this service?

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Aug 06, 2012 11:53 |  #2

Hmmm,

found this with a quick search...

https://www.rowmark.co​m …ser_guide/pages​/photo.asp (external link)

I'm not sure of a lab that does this 100% but it probably doesn't hurt to give whcc a call... if they aren't able to do it, i'd guess they know of someone who can.

just my .02c




  
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Aug 06, 2012 15:23 as a reply to  @ Hopelessdfilms's post |  #3

"Metallic" paper is nothing new and has been around for a while. The paper isn't actually made of metal, and I don't know why the paper is actually described as "metallic." Maybe someone else can chime in. Many of the better photo print shops offer this type of paper, and is usually only slightly more expensive than say a "luster" or "gloss" type of paper. I have ordered prints on "metallic" paper for Adorama, and the do look kind of "metallie" for lack of a better term. I gues thats why they call it metallic.

That said, there is a process for printing images directly onto a sheet of metal. I believe aluminum is typically the type of media it is printed on. Adorama just recently began to offer this type of print to its customers. (Maybe within the last two months) They print the photo directly to a piece of aluminum. Their pricing for this type of print is VERY expensive.

My thought is that this is the type of print your friend viewed at the gallery. Assuming that it is, the gallery owner was probably just "puffing" that only one place does these type of prints, to give greater value to the images he is trying to sell, or he may not actually no of any other places that actually offer this service.

I believe this technique of printing on aluminum is a fairly new process that most people just aren't familiar with yet. But I have seen several shops online that do offer it.


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Aug 06, 2012 15:26 as a reply to  @ PUREBRAD's post |  #4

Sorry, forgot to give the link:

http://www.adoramapix.​com/app/products/metal​prints (external link)


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Aug 07, 2012 07:14 |  #5

There is a company based in Germany, that dose these. They also have some Galleries across Europe and the USA. They seem to offer both ink jet and Optical printing options.

https://www.whitewall.​com/products/LumabondL​ight (external link)

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Aug 07, 2012 09:43 |  #6

Bay Photo has them too. $65 for a 16x20...Pretty reasonable. Cheap in fact. For those of you who've had large wet prints made back in the day....




  
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Aug 07, 2012 10:19 |  #7

Thanks so much guys for your responses, much appreciated.

Alan, I think this is what I'm looking for, thanks so much.

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Aug 07, 2012 10:34 |  #8

I print on "Metallic" paper. I purchase it from West Photo in Minneapolis. Inkpress Metallic 13x19 paper. I like it a lot. I have a Canon Pro9000 printer. All you need to do order the paper from a number of websites.

Again, Inkpress Metallic, Weight 255 GSM, Thickness 10 mil

Below is a Alum print I had BayPhoto make of one of my photos - it is a 16x16 of the photo with a 20x20 "floater" background of the same photo enlarged. The 16x16 is finish in a glossy finish on the "background" was finished is a "exposed" metal finish. The price was $156.xx and took about 10 days from ordering to arrival. Sorry for the bad photo.

IMAGE: http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn207/wysiwyg77/IMG_0442.jpg

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