Acrylic Mount vs Metal Print

 

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Acrylic Mount vs Metal Print, Accuracy vs. Cost, Only You Can Decide.  Face Mounts are actual photographic prints. They are made with Fuji paper, Epson inkjet paper or a metallic paper. This is why one sees great color accuracy. These papers are designed so there is no color shift when printed. I prefer to use these papers because of the high gloss effect. I get true color accuracy. There is more depth to the photographic print. The print is tact sharp.

Though the backing for acrylic face mounts is an aluminum composite material, we do not refer to them as metal prints. The backing has no effect on the look of the image itself. The term “metal print” is used to describe prints made using the dye sublimation process or flatbed inkjet process. The printing is done directly onto the surface of metal. With that in mind, acrylic face mounts give me the fine art level of color accuracy my photographs require.

The problem is in the way dye sub metal prints are produced. Metal prints were never designed to be a fine art product, so they do not give the same level of color accuracy that inkjet prints or traditional photographic papers are capable of. Metal Prints are accurate enough for many photographers, but not for a small minority of photographers who are interested in color accuracy. It is a decision that each photographer must make when considering metal prints.

“Metal” prints come in many forms these days and are constantly changing. There are dye sublimation transfers as well as flatbed inkjet printers that print directly onto metal. Both are geared more toward the commercial markets so compromise “fine art” quality for speed and cost. It is my opinion that acrylic face mounts are more color accurate for the above reasons. The results are beautiful. The product will last a lifetime.

Scripps Pier Beautiful Sunset, La Jolla, Ca

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Scripps Pier Beautiful Sunset, La Jolla, Ca

Scripps Pier Beautiful Sunset, La Jolla, Ca Scripps Pier Beautiful Sunset, La Jolla, Ca.  SIO Pier. The Scripps Institution of Oceanography research pier is 1090 feet long and was built of reinforced concrete in 1988, replacing the original wooden pier built in 1915. The Scripps Pier is home to a variety of sensing equipment above and below water that collects various oceanographic data. The Scripps research diving facility is located at the foot of the pier. Fresh seawater is pumped from the pier to the many tanks and facilities of SIO,...

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Gates Of The Valley, Yosemite NP. Ca

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Resting Sun, Crescent City Beach, Ca

Resting Sun, Crescent City Beach, Ca Resting Sun, Crescent City Beach, Ca. Rock Cushions Sun, Redwoods National Park. Step from a redwood forest onto the wide-to-the-sky spread of Pebble Beach is an ­unforgettable memory. Equally memorable are the Roosevelt elk.  Grazing in the meadows, then making their regal, antlered way through the sand. The world’s tallest trees, America’s largest elk—sometimes size does matter. Don’t Miss:Pebble Beach is a long string of connected coves in Crescent City, Northern California. The beach has numerous...

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Tunnel View, Shaped By Storms, Yosemite NP

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Tunnel View, Shaped By Storms, Yosemite NP

Tunnel View, Shaped By Storms, Yosemite NP Tunnel View, Shaped By Storms, Yosemite NP.  Explore the beautiful view of Yosemite Valley.  El Capitan is on the left.  One of the tree brothers is exposed on the right foreground.  Sentinel Rock is to the left of the Three Brothers. The clearing  storm  exposed  Half Dome in the distance as the fog begins to lift. Drought has taken a tole on the beautiful redwood trees that line the valley floor.  Drought lowered the resistance of the trees to bark beetle infestation.  Death to the trees occurred....

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Wendy Seagren’s Best Photography for 2016/thruthelensephotography

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Wendy Seagren’s Best Photography for 2016/thruthelensephotography Wendy Seagren’s Best Photography for 2016/thruthelensephotography it is with sheer joy that I write my final 2016 Blog.  The two photographs to the left were chosen as finalists in the esteemed photographic competition from USA Landscape Photographer Of The Year.  They represent my most beloved and cherished place to photograph “Yosemite”.         Wendy Seagren’s Best Photography for 2016/thruthelensephotography The next 3 photographs...

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Acrylic Mount vs Metal Print

Posted by on Oct 12, 2016 in Blogs, Homepage Blog | Comments Off on Acrylic Mount vs Metal Print

Acrylic  Mount vs Metal Print

Acrylic Mount vs Metal Print, Accuracy vs. Cost, Only You Can Decide Acrylic Mount vs Metal Print, Accuracy vs. Cost, Only You Can Decide. Face Mounts are actual photographic prints. They are made with Fuji paper, Epson inkjet paper or a metallic paper. This is why one sees great color accuracy. These papers are designed so there is no color shift when printed. I prefer to use these papers because of the highhttp://thruthelensephotography.com/wp-admin/media-upload.php?post_id=3164&type=image&TB_iframe=1 gloss effect. I get true color...

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Creating Visualizations in Photography

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Creating Visualizations in Photography

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Spring Photography, Season of Rebirth, Akin To Being Reborn

Posted by on Jan 3, 2016 in Blogs, Homepage Blog | Comments Off on Spring Photography, Season of Rebirth, Akin To Being Reborn

Spring Photography, Season of Rebirth, Akin To Being Reborn Spring Photography, Season of Rebirth Akin To Being Reborn.  Spring offers a chance to capture the changing of the season.  Where the crisp and cold winter gives way to a warm, lush and fresh season of rebirth. From the budding of the first trees and the first flowers to break through the remaining snow, to the explosion of life and color in mid-to-late spring. Therefore, spring photography is akin to being reborn. The hallmark of Spring is the return of color. The skies seem bluer,...

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Grand Canyon National Park, Ageless Tree Stands Guard

Grand Canyon National Park, Ageless Tree Stands Guard. Grand Canyon National Park, Ageless Tree Stands Guard. The Grand Canyon is the United States’ 15th oldest national park. Named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979.  The park is located in northwestern Arizona. The park’s central feature is the Grand Canyon, a gorge of the Colorado River.  It is because of the geological beauty that it is considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. The park covers 1,217,262 acres.   There is 1,901.972 sq mi. of unincorporated...

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