BigAl007 wrote in post #17414714
I think you might be a bit out on how thick you thought the product was that you saw. You suggested something about 0.5mm which is about the thickness of a sheet of 300gsm paper. The product you linked to the acrylic is 3mm so six times thicker than that. The item I linked has options at 2mm and 6mm so the first a little closer to your initial estimate. I think that choosing the metallic paper option that I pointed you to might produce a really spectacular product. I have tried to photograph some of the samples, and even just tried scanning them all, but you really cannot see the differences in finish. To get the best effect from both the Kodak metallic and Fuji Flex high gloss you really need to actually view a print, it's the way they shimer slightly as you move your eyes about that makes it special.
sorry, maybe i didn't describe it well... what i saw was about 1" in thickness, but the 1" sides were completely black and glossy. now, all the photos had black background so i dunno if it means anything. the actual photo is close to the surface, and not in the very back like what the plexy-glass prints look like. there's about 1-2mm of glassy material on top of the photo, and all the corners/edges were rounded and the were very slightly imperfect, like something melted on top and shaped around the sides, seeming as if it was hand-done.
i'm thinking it's like the resin print, but with a different backing material from maybe from a different manufacturer cause the casing/internal frame/whatever-you-call-it is different.
not sure if it was a metal print material though cause it didn't really shimmer, but was just extremely vibrant and rich, which might have just come from the resin treatment.
that said............... i think for my own photo a metal print would be awesome so that the sunset portion would seem to have a light source.
when i get this photo done up, i'll try to post a pic to show off the final product.