REVIEW: Image Wizards (Images printed on aluminum)

Image Wizards Sample 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.