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Print Styles

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"Metal"

Metal prints are the best format for creating rich and reflective color. The luminosity is unmatched by any other format. Metal prints can be produced up to 96" wide x 48" tall. Metal" prints are made in 4 steps:

  • Step 1: A piece of raw aluminum is coated with a layer of polymer—that creates a glossy, white background
  • Step 2: The photograph is printed on a transfer sheet of photographic paper
  • Step 3: The photograph is applied to the aluminum and transferred by a heat of 400-degrees °F
  • Step 4: The metal print is cooled, then backed with a 1.25" black metal frame
 
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"Acrylic"

Acrylic-plated prints are the premiere format for detailed fine art photography. Their resolution and sharpness is unrivaled. Acrylic prints can be produced up to 96" wide x 43" tall. Acrylic" prints are made of 3 layers, mounted into a single piece:

  • The backing layer is a sheet of aluminum dibond—which gives the artwork its rigid backing

  • The middle layer is the actual photograph—printed on a LexJet Metallic, archival paper stock

  • The top layer is a .25" piece of ultra-clear acrylic—which protects the print and deepens its color

 
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"FINE ART PAPER"

Perfect for custom framing–Fujicolor Crystal Archive Digital Pearl Paper is the industry's best photographic paper for both accurate color reproduction, and long-term stability. Paper prints can be produced up to 80" wide x 40" tall.

 

LIMITED-EDITION PRINTS

Derek McCoy specializes in producing large-scale metal and acrylic-plated prints. If you're interested in owning a limited-edition piece: