5 Reasons Why We Like Aluminum Mounted Digital Prints.

Aluminum prints created by printing and mounting to raw aluminum.

Before I get started, let me just say that we’re not referring to the popular “metal prints” here where the ink is applied directly to the metal in a dye sublimation process.  Our aluminum prints are made by printing to professional grade photo paper and mounting the image onto 1/8″ thick raw aluminum.  Why do we do it this way?  For one,  you get a superior color gamut not to mention far less risk of fading over time.  Our inks are rated to last 100 years whereas even quality metal prints are rated to last around 50 years (yes, still a long time!).  The problem with some metal prints manufacturers is that they use cheap inks and cheap metal and we’ve heard of some of these fading in mere months.  If you’re a photographer reselling your work this could be disastrous so know what you are buying and how they are made.

Here are 5 reasons why our aluminum prints can be a great choice for your wall!

1) Aluminum is a modern and fashionable way to display photography. I’ve seen professional photographers show their work in galleries using aluminum panels.

2) Besides being one of my favorite option for displaying photographs, aluminum displayed photographs look great in any home decor.

3) These aluminum panels are recyclable and stainless although considering you’re getting quite a bit of raw aluminum which carries some value,  don’t recycle for free 🙂  We’re guessing you won’t need to consider this option since your aluminum print will look awesome for many years to come.

4) Aluminum is very durable. You will never have to worry about dinging up the corners with this material unless of course it’s a significant drop on the corner.  Please don’t do this 🙂

5) The aluminum we use is 1/8″ thick and floats 3/4″ off the wall.  This gives it a sleek and modern floating off the wall look

Do you have a favorite photo you’d like printed and mounted to Aluminum?  You can see more details about our aluminum prints here or place your order online here.  

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Comments (5)

  • Brian

    Love the image displayed here. Have a very similar idea in mind for some photos I have stitched together for a landscape. Is this printed directly to aluminum or a printed mounted on aluminum?

    February 21, 2010 at 3:06 pm
  • The BumbleJax Man

    Hi Brian, I love this image as well! These are printed on a photobase satin paper and mounted to bare, .125″ aluminum with a satin laminate to protect the image.

    February 24, 2010 at 12:30 pm
  • Hugo

    I agree with the beauty of aluminum prints. However, there are some points in your post that are misleading. For one, although “floating” aluminum art is quite resilient, the corners can easily be bent if dropped or mishandled. If you have a high gloss print, you can try to bend the corner bend back but you will always see the distortion of the bend. You still need to be quite careful.

    Second, unless you are actually printing on an aluminum coated substrate (like sintra or AlumaCore) there is not way you are printing on 1/8″ raw solid Aluminum … It would be just too costly. Most aluminum prints are printed on .045 Thick Aluminum (1/8″ would be THREE times as thick at .125). Perhaps you meant that the recessed hidden backing makes the aluminum print “stand-out” 1/8″ from the wall … but, usually these floating stand-outs are 3/4″ to 1″ off the wall.

    November 15, 2011 at 6:48 pm
  • The BumbleJax Man

    Hi Hugo,

    We are actually printing on photo paper and then mounting the prints to raw 1/8″ aluminum, not an aluminum composite or .045 aluminum (and you’re right, it is expensive). The thick aluminum is very solid and will not bend whatsoever. Of course, if you drop it, it will damage much like anything else that is dropped. The hanging hardware on the back does make the aluminum piece standout about 3/4″ (using 1×2 and 1×3″ douglas fir).



    November 15, 2011 at 7:09 pm
  • wasserball

    Help me out with your process since I am new to aluminum prints.. You said you “mount” the print to the aluminum, but, rather you are actually transferring the print to the aluminum, just like transferring a print onto a tee-shirt with an iron. Am I correct? If that is so, you have to make a mirror image of the transfer print?

    December 30, 2017 at 7:41 pm

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