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About Aluminum Prints

All photographs, regardless of size, are printed on aluminum panels. This relatively new medium renders rich and vivid color depth unrivaled by any paper of any kind. The images are not attached or adhered to the metal, but actually fused into it under intense heat.

Larger prints are presented in a sleek, new, frame-less "Exhibit Mount" style. The panels on which the photographs are printed have a white background, and the finished prints are given a mid-gloss coating. This produces the crispness of a traditional gloss with reduced glare, and also provides UV protection.

The prints are backed with a 2mm black styrene substrate and mounted on a black metal inset frame which floats the image 3/4" off the wall. The edges of the prints have a smooth, burnished black finish for a cohesive look. The result is a smart, attractive, and durable print complimentary to any decor.

Automotive Mascot photographs are offered in traditional Plein Air Frames in a smaller size as shown below.

 
 
About Limited Editions

All photographs larger than 12" on the longest side are limited editions of 9 in each of four size categories, for a total edition of 36. For example:

Edition   Size        Price           
   9        16x24    $ 875.00          
   9        20x30    $1,500.00        
   9        24x36    $2,250.00        
   9        Larger size options:                     
             30x45    $3,500.00
             32x48    $3,850.00
             40x60    $5,000.00
   36 Total Aluminum Edition

The print sizes and editions of some photographs larger than 12" may vary, but the total editions will not exceed 36.


The smaller Plein Air Framed photographs, described below, are open editions.
 
 




 
Display and Care
 
These panels are durable and easily cared for, but they are not indestructible.  They are susceptible to dents and scratches like any fine metal finish. Avoid placing them face down or standing them on-edge on hard surfaces, or subjecting them to hard kinetic actions.

Should they become smudged or dusty, gently wipe them with a clean, dry soft (microfiber recommended) cloth. For the occasional stubborn smudge, use a clean, microfiber cloth dampened with water or non-ammonia window cleaner.

 They are fade-resistant, but as with any photograph, direct sunlight should be avoided.
 
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Plein Air Framed Metal Prints
 
These Open Edition pieces were specifically designed for the Automotive Mascot photos. The 4" x 6" image floats 1/2" above a 6" x 8" brushed aluminum background and is mounted in a black 6" x 8" Plein Air frame. The 3" wide solid moulding has a raised edge that extends above the image and protects the print even when it is placed face down on a flat surface. The overall outside dimensions of these classic frames are 11 1/4" high x 13 1/4" wide.

The frame backs are finished with a heavy paper dust shield and have wall bumpers and plastic-coated hanging wire already installed. One black vinyl-coated, adjustable 3-wire easel is included for easy display on a shelf, table or desk.