These archival prints are the most fade resistant photographic prints on paper. Archival prints are Giclee prints (inkjet prints). These prints last around 83 years behind glass under normal office lighting without sign of fading. You receive the print rolled with protective tissue and placed in a transport tube ready for you to take to your framer.
Chromaluxe prints are imagery printed onto metal (aluminum), the metal is coupled with a heavily coated clear surface which gives a crisp, high definition, waterproof, scratch resistant, stain resistant and chemical resistant finished artwork that is ready to hang on your wall. Easily cleaned with a glass cleaner, lightweight and long lasting metal prints are becoming the choice for commercial, fine art and home decor applications. Chromaluxe prints last around 64 years under normal office lighting without sign of fading. Because of Chromaluxe’s waterproof characteristics it can be displayed in bathrooms where it’s impervious to daily moisture scenarios from showering. You can have Chromaluxe Prints displayed looking as though it is floating off the wall, which gives a nice clean modern look or they can also be framed. The suppliers of Chromaluxe prints claim that metal prints are the longest lasting photo medium in the current market.
Chromaluxe is available in:
- Ultra Gloss – the most popular surface, for when you want whites to appear white and for more natural color and skin tones. It a brilliant high gloss surface for highly saturated color and clear detail. A modern look and suitable for all images.
- Semi Gloss – is between Ultra Gloss and Matt, this surface ensures the richness of the Ultra Gloss on a more matt surface to cut down on reflection.
- Matt – this softer more natural surface is ideal for when reflection may be an issue.
Canvas images are produced with the same high quality inks as the Archival Prints and comes in set sizes and unlimited in the number of canvases produced. The canvas uncoated in normal office lighting will last around 46 years before signs of fading, coated it can last around 85 years without signs of fading under normal office lighting. The canvas surfaces available are Matt or Semi Gloss. You receive the canvas rolled in a transport tube ready for you to take to your framer for stretching around a frame.
Canvas on Frame
It is exactly the same image quality as the ‘Canvas’ option, but with ‘Canvas on frame’ it is stretched around a frame. The look is the actual image wraps around the sides of the frame and to the back of the frame, so that all you see is image.