Why print photos on ChromaLuxe Metal?
At Magna Chrome we only print onto the best photo metal panels made by ChromaLuxe. Metal prints have a magical luminescence and vibrancy. You've never seen a more brilliant and impressive print! Many people think that the prints are back lit because of their beautiful glow.
Using high heat and pressure, special inks are infused into coated aluminum plates. Because the image is infused into and not onto the special coating, the prints have an archival value and durability that is unparalleled. ChromaLuxe, the manufacture of the metal sheets we print on, has invested heavily into making a coating that has incredible longevity ratings. According to Wilhelm Imaging Research, "ChromaLuxe metal prints have an Indoor Display Permanence Ratings on the order of 65 years, plus they are extremely scratch resistant".
Using ChromaLuxe Outdoor Metal, Magna Chrome now offers outdoor prints with a 5-10 year longevity rating. The largest single panel available is 48"x96", but these can be combined to create murals of any size. The mural pictured below was created by Magna Chrome for the Rossi Public Pool in San Francisco. It was created with twelve panels each 4 feet wide by 8 feet tall. The tops were routed with our CNC router. The graphics was created by world renowned illustrator Owen Smith.
Besides from their superior longevity and scratch resistance, metal prints are also waterproof. This makes them ideal for hanging in bathrooms, kitchens and other areas where paper prints would be susceptible to water damage. Metal prints can be cleaned with any nonabrasive household cleaner or disinfectant, making them the perfect print media for any public display. Another attribute of metal prints is their rigidity. This lends it self to some unique display possibilities.
Simply put, metal prints are awesome!