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Aluminum with Minimal Grain, Yellowish Matte Surface, Low Reflectance resembling a Matte surface
The metal has a coating applied to accept most popular inkjet printer inks. These fine art printable metals are offered in aluminum and gold and provide a very durable & luminous print. Users must print with a printer that allows direct pass through for paper. The fine art metal series has an adhesive backing to make mounting an easier process, this adhesive backing is optional in certain sizes. The inkjet printable gold and aluminum allow users to create prints that are unlike any print produced on paper.
Users must overcoat the metal after printing due to then nature of ink sitting on metal, one can coat with Clearstar Coatings for a matte, semi-gloss, or gloss finish. One can also laminate the fine art metals, which is often more accurate and reliable but expensive for initial setup. Waterproof ink will run because the ink sitting on the inkjet coating, please remember to overcoat or laminate your prints.
Fine Art Metal sheets are compatible with all ink jet systems, including dye and pigment-based inks.
The Fine Art Metals have individual characteristics completely unlike that of common ink jet papers. Please Keep this in mind when preparing your imagery for print. Utilize your proof set-up to gauge a general idea for your final color and tonal representation. Also, an image resolution of a least 300 is strongly recommended to obtain full detail in the final print.
For best image quality we recommend the following:
The printable side of the metal faces up toward the label on the black pouch. Each sheets will need to be loaded individually, one at a time, into the printer. Take care when loading the sheets to avoid scratching from the printers internal mechanics. Ensure that the sheets is straight. It may take several attempts loading the metal before the printer accepts it, the most common issue with front, straight-through loading is a skew error. Avoid bending or warping the metal as it may cause the sheets to jam or scratch during the printing process. It is recommended to wear white gloves while loading the sheets to avoid fingerprints on the surface.