Acrylic Mount vs Metal Print

 

cirque_du_soleil-mystere_thrills_audiences_with_artistryAcrylic 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 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.

Aloe Cactus Palm Desert Living Museum

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Aloe Cactus Palm Desert Living Museum

Aloe Cactus Palm Desert Living Museum Aloe Cactus at the Palm Desert Living Museum  is a stemless or very short-stemmed plan.  It will grow to 60–100 cm (24–39 in) tall.  Spreading by offsets.  Leaves are thick and fleshy, green to grey-green, with some varieties showing white flecks on their upper and lower stem surfaces.[7] The margin of the leaf is serrated and has small white teeth. The flowers are produced in summer on a spike up to 90 cm (35 in) tall, each flower being pendulous, with a yellow tubular corolla 2–3 cm (0.8–1.2 in) long....

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Barrel Cactus, Palm Desert Living Museum

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Barrel Cactus, Palm Desert Living Museum

Barrel Cactus, Palm Desert Living Museum Barrel Cactus, Palm Desert Living Museum  easily reach over 1 metre (3.3 ft) in height at maturity.   They have been known to reach 3 metres (9.8 ft) in some regions. The ribs are numerous and pronounced.  The spines are long and can range in color from yellow to tan to red, depending on the age of the plant and the species. Flowers appear at the top of the plant only after many years. Barrel cactus buds typically start to bloom in April with a bright yellow or orange flower. Pink and red varieties...

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Blk And Wht Photograph Skull Rock Joshua Tree NP

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Blk And Wht Photograph Skull Rock Joshua Tree NP

Blk And Wht Photograph Skull Rock Joshua Tree NP Blk And Wht Photograph Skull Rock Joshua Tree NP.  Skull rock began long ago when rain drops accumulated in tiny depressions and started to erode the granite. As more rock eroded, more water accumulated, leading to more erosion until, as time passed, two hollowed-out eye sockets formed and the rock began to resemble a skull.  This photo was taken at midnight with the intent of creating a third world alien type of look. Located along the main east-west park road, Skull Rock is a favorite stop...

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Scenic Black and White Landscape Joshua Tree NP

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Scenic Black and White Landscape Joshua Tree NP

Scenic Black and White Landscape Joshua Tree NP Scenic Black and White Landscape Joshua Tree NP is immense.  Nearly 800,000 acres and infinitely variable. It seems unwelcoming, even brutal during the heat of summer.  Yet, it is delicate and extremely fragile. This is a land shaped by strong winds, sudden torrents of rain, and climatic extremes. Rainfall is sparse and unpredictable. Streambeds are usually dry and waterholes are few. Viewed in summer, this land may appear defeated and dead.   Within this parched environment are intricate living...

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Rock Climbers Ascend Steep Stone Cliffs Joshua Tree NP

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Rock Climbers Ascend Steep Stone Cliffs Joshua Tree NP

Rock Climbers Ascend Steep Stone Cliffs Joshua Tree NP Rock Climbers Ascend Steep Stone Cliffs Joshua Tree NP.  Joshua Tree welcomes climbers, boulderers and highliners from around the world. This high desert monzogranite climbing mecca is famous for its traditional-style crack, slab, and steep face climbing. Joshua Tree offers challenges for all ability levels with more than 8,000 climbing routes, 2,000 boulder problems, and hundreds of natural gaps to choose from. It is truly a world-class climbing destination. If you are learning to climb...

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Wendy M. Seagren’s Best For 2016

Posted by on Dec 15, 2016 in Blogs, Homepage Blog | Comments Off on Wendy M. Seagren’s Best For 2016

 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”.         These next 3 photographs were submitted to Professional Photographer’s of America yearly International Photographic Competition Aug 2016. The first photograph was created in the darkroom using a Waterford Plate.  It was the first time...

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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

As a member of Oregon Professional Photographers Association and Professional Photographers of America, I have learned how to edit my photographs according to the 12 Elements of a Merit Print. The Photographic Exhibitions Committee (PEC) of PPA uses the 12 elements  as the “gold standard” to define a merit image. 1.) Impact is the sense one gets upon viewing an image for the first time. 2.) Technical excellence is the print quality of the image itself . 3.) Creativity is the original, fresh, and external expression of the imagination of the...

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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 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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