The picture to the right is my first ever image printed on Aluminum! Thanks to Image Wizards! Here is what the web site states – AluminArte is high definition, photographic imaging on aluminum using a unique, imaging technology we have been involved in since its beginnings. Unlike imaging processes that print on top of a coating applied to the paper, our process embeds the image into the coated finish of the aluminum. The result is a much wider gamut of colors that are richer and brighter than traditional professional grade prints with unmatched depth of field.
Here is my review of AluminArte – I ordered the print at a size of 20″x30″. Typically all of my canvas prints are the same size so I wanted to keep this picture similar. It arrived in some seriouos packaging! It should..the cost of this print was $187.00 (just for the print – no frame). The thickness is about 1-2mm. It seems very sturdy and just like thin aluminum you can give it the shake and make that cool sound! I decided to go with the glossy version in order to make the colors pop. I must say the photo quality and colors are very nice – but a high def feel – just a little bit. The photo above does not do it true justice.
Worth the high price tag? My canvas prints in the same size are about $140’ish. So $50 more for it on aluminum – I’d say no. I still have to put some kind of mount on the back. I will try to make it look like a “standout” pic. Image Wizards sent me a sales package with some other samples. I must admit the black & white shot on aluminum looked great!!!!
So as something different and cool – I’d say yes. If the price tag was about $130 total for this size it would be a nice additional option. So price was my only drawback. You can check out the site and see the size/price ranges available. I am happy with the photo, it will look pretty cool on my office wall – and I can tell people its printed on Aluminum! Harry Potter would give Image Wizards a 7.5 out of 10.