printing pics on Aluminum

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  1. Cromoth

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    So there's a way to print on Aluminum & the results are supposed to be impressive. I have yet to see so has anyone & what did you think?

    Simple Google search of 'Metalprint picture' yields several sources.
    Aluminyze.com might from NY be my 1st try.
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  2. Unstable Rider

    Unstable Rider Moto Fotografist

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    Hmmmm, nope.
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    oldmanb777 Just say NO to socialism!

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    Back in the 1800's they had what they called "Tin Type" it was a photo on a piece of metal.
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    H96669 A proud pragmatist.

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    Lithographic Aluminium print plates??? Maybe not the right description but we used to pick the used ones up at my great uncle's newspaper/magazine press and use them to sheat our hunting camp. Not too UV proof the printing if I recall but that was a long time ago and technology may have improved altough I don't think they use that process commercially anymore.
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    Ballics Dirty Adventurer

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    + 1 on bayphoto They offer a sample pack ( 4 ) that allows you to sample different finishes and mounting options.
    I have ordered a couple times and I was happy with the results and service, quick turn around.

    Jon
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  7. Cromoth

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    Got the Aluminyze & like it; made a nice present.

    Use Promo code: NYNS50 for 50% Off New Sizes, until January 3rd 2013
    Use Promo code: NYOS35 for 35% Off all other sizes, until January 3rd 2013

    I wonder if it's durable enuf for a windscreen...:norton
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  8. SportsGuy

    SportsGuy icanhazdirt?

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    Gotta +1 bayphoto. I had two images done on aluminum a few months ago. They look outstanding. Just keep in mind that they MAY well have random dimples in the aluminum plate. The photo techs do their best to position the image so that any dimples are not noticable when looking directly at the image (I had a long conversation with bayphoto about this when I saw a dimple in on of my pics while looking acorss it at an angle).

    Bottom line - don't sweat it. It's not common and really doesn't affect the quality of the image.

    I images themselves look great. Bright color and I personally like the semi gloss or gloss finishes.

    They show up extremely well packed.

    Think before you buy so you can plan the right mounting option for your situation. Yes, you can mount them under glass, but I just leaned mine in the window in my office.

    Which leads to the longevity topic - you should keep these out of direct sunlight and watch they don't get super heated by the sun, too. Haven't seen mine suffer through a lot of sunlight yet, but I'll keep an eye on them.

    Bottom line - do it - you'll love the look. :)
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  9. Cromoth

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    So putting this on top of wood resulted in scratches so put something on the bottom or find a way of protecting the wood.:norton
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