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LaserLight Prints makes signs, prints photos and reproduces fine art on rugged, easy-to-clean and visually stunning metal

In May of 2015, we started mounting our classic metal prints on a new stand-out mount — a mount sturdy enough for prints up to 24 x 32" but one that costs significantly less than our very popular floating frame.

If you're looking to WOW folks with your work, then we have the magic, er... the technology you seek.

 “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” — Clarke's Third Law, Profiles of the Future
Choosing metal embodies your photograph or artwork as something more than fragile paper. A metal print transforms your work into l'objet d'art. Your work will stand on its own — stand flat, polished, robust, rugged, colorful and proud.

Your metal print, artwork reproduction or sign can be mounted in a variety of ways:

Each metal print is available in your choice of ultra-gloas finish or satin finish. Bright or high-contrast images can be spetacular on our popluar ultra-gloss finish. On the other hand, images such as flesh tones look more natural with satin finish.

Our metal print prices are summarized here:

Classic metal prints

Our classic metal is a state-of-the-art, three-layer medium for printing photos and reproducing fine art. The synergy within its layers and with our dye-sublimation process provides substantial advantages over more traditional media.

The advantages of our classic metal include:

Feature Benefit
Polyester Layer
(0.5 mm Thick)
  • Surface is smooth and sensual to the touch
  • Surface is easy to clean — see picture below
  • Surface is highly resistant to scratching or marring
  • Superior color saturation because the density of polyester is much higher than that of any paper-based medium
Four-Color
Archival Dye
  • 400° dye-sublimation process infuses dyes deep within the polyester — no dye remains on the top surface of the print
  • Sealed in plastic, the image is protected from ozone, UV, water and dirt — quite unlike any paper-based medium
  • If you avoid direct sunlight the image will be highly stable
Bright-White Pigment Layer
  • Brilliant high points
  • Unusually broad tonal range from bright whites all the way to deep blacks
Aluminum Layer
(0.45 mm thick)
  • Unusually flat image surface
  • High physical rigidity, stability and stiffness
  • Makes mounting your image optional — you can simply hang it or set upright on a small plate-display easel

Whether you choose classic sheet metal or lovely ProMagic Metal, whether you choose ultra-gloss or satin finish, your metal print will be unusually easy to clean. Lacquer thinner can be used for a stubborn stain. However 99% of the time we recommend common household glass cleaner, as shown here:

Our metal prints are very easy to clean

PRICES

Prices for signs, photo prints or artwork reproductions on our classic metal are:

Prints
Up To
Popular Sizes Classic
Sheet Metal
(no frame or mount)
8 x 12" 8 x 10    8 x 12" $25
12 x 16" 10 x 12    10 x 16"
11 x 14    12 x 16"
$40
16 x 24" 12 x 18    13 x 20"
16 x 20    16 x 24"
$55
20 x 24" 18 x 24    20 x 24" $90
24 x 32" 20 x 30    24 x 30"
24 x 32"
$150
24 x 36" 24 x 36" $220
32 x 45" 30 x 40    32 x 40"
30 x 45    32 x 45"
$300

Please see the Price Comparison section at the end of this webpage for terms and conditions that apply to all our prints and artwork reproductions on metal. For example, the above prices do not include shipping.

Announcing our NEW Stand-out Mounts for Classic Metal Prints

Front and rear views of our stand-out mount

In May 2015, we began shipping our classic metal prints with a new stand-out mount. This mount is sturdy enough for prints up to 24 x 32 inches. It is significantly less expensive than our very popular floating frame, which can support prints up to 32 x 45 inches.

Your print arrives ready to hang. Each stand-out mount has a round hole on its center line, intended for a single pushpin or nail. Your print will appear suspended about 3/4 inch away from your wall.

Our stand-out mounts are lightweight and durable. Its rear surface is a moisture barrier. Its sides are covered with black display banding, which is not visible unless your print is viewed from the side.

PRICES

Prices for signs, photo prints or artwork reproductions on our classic metal with stand-out mount are:

Prints
Up To
Popular Sizes Classic Metal with
Stand-out Mount
8 x 12" 8 x 10    8 x 12" $35
12 x 16" 10 x 12    10 x 16"
11 x 14    12 x 16"
$60
16 x 24" 12 x 18    13 x 20"
16 x 20    16 x 24"
$70
20 x 24" 18 x 24    20 x 24" $115
24 x 32" 20 x 30    24 x 30"
24 x 32"
$180

Prints larger than 24 x 32" are not available with our stand-out mount.

Please see the Price Comparison section at the end of this webpage for terms and conditions that apply to all our prints and artwork reproductions on metal. For example, the above prices do not include shipping.

ProMagic Metal™ Prints with Floating Frames Our magic floating frame is available on any of our ProMagic Metal
           prints

Our clients who order prints or artworks reproduction on our proprietary Pro-Magic Metal often choose to have them permanently attached to our floating frame. Many returning cusomers favor it because their image appears to be magically suspended about an inch off the wall. Our "floating" frame is, in fact, an open rectangle of shiny black recycled plastic. The frame is recessed over an inch inside the edges of your metal print, thus the frame is literally cloaked with invisibility from typical viewing angles.

Our lovely ProMagic Metal is a state-of-the-art, multi-layer medium for printing photos and reproducing fine art. The synergy within its five layers and our dye-sublimation fabrication process provides substantial advantages over more common media.

These advantages include:

Feature Benefit
Polyester Layer
(0.5 mm Thick)
  • Surface is smooth and sensual to the touch
  • Surface is easy to clean — see picture below
  • Surface is highly resistant to scratching or marring
  • Superior color saturation because the density of polyester is much higher than that of any paper-based medium
Four-Color
Archival Dye
  • 400° sublimation process drives dyes deep inside the polyester layer — no dye remains on top surface
  • Sealed in plastic, the image is protected from ozone, UV, water and dirt — quite unlike any paper-based medium
  • If you avoid direct sunlight the image will be highly stable
Bright-White Pigment Layer
  • Brilliant high points
  • Unusually broad tonal range from bright whites all the way to deep blacks
Aluminum Layer
(0.45 mm thick)
  • Unusually flat image surface
  • High physical rigidity, stability and stiffness
  • Makes mounting your image optional — you can simply hang it or set upright on a small plate-display easel
Plastic Layer
(3.2 mm thick)
  • High physical rigidity, stability and stiffness
  • Makes mounting your image optional — you can simply hang it or set upright on a small plate-display easel
Floating Frame
(25 mm thick)
  • Foating frame rests invisibly behind the image
  • Converts artwork into a self-hanging objet d'art that appears magically suspended about an inch away from the wall

Dimensions drawn on floating frame

PRICES

Our lovely ProMagic Metal will make your photo prints or fine art reproductions look their best when you choose a larger size. Many find such salon-format presentations simply extraordinary — extraordinary enough to be routinely used for permanent museum installations. We recommend at least 16 x 24 or 20 x 24 inches, and on up to 32 x 45 inches.

Prints
Up To
Popular Sizes ProMagic Metal with
Floating Frame
12 x 16" 10 x 12    10 x 16"
11 x 14    12 x 16"
$95
16 x 24" 12 x 18    13 x 20"
16 x 20    16 x 24"
$115
20 x 24" 18 x 24    20 x 24" $180
24 x 32" 20 x 30    24 x 30"
24 x 32"
$240
24 x 36" 24 x 36" $330
32 x 45" 30 x 40    32 x 40"
30 x 45    32 x 45"
$445

Prints smaller than 10 x 12" are not available with our floating frame.

Please see the Price Comparison section at the end of this webpage for terms and conditions that apply to all our prints and artwork reproductions on metal. For example, the above prices do not include shipping.

Metal Signs

Our classic sheet metal is ideal for signs. Our metal signs have unusually stable colors even in challenging outdoor environments. Unlike many sign-manufacturing techniques, we can provide you with continuous-tone photo quality. Apparently small things like the quality of your signage could help in larger ways. How can your business set a high-class tone — a tone that sets you apart from your competition?

Simply order from us a classic sheet metal sign of the exact size you need to replace your current sign. Carefully measure the mounting or framing you already have or are planning. Or, contact us to explore mounting options that are sturdy and rugged enough for signs.

Other mounts: Aluminum tripod, Artwork easel, Self hanging, Simple wire, and Velcro®

Classic Metal Print with Aluminum Tripod — picture needed

For an additional $XX, you can order your classic sheet metal piece with an aluminum tripod mount. We offer this mounting only for pieces XX x XX inches or smaller. It is shown in the following picture:

Tripod mount available on smaller classic metal
           prints

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

Classic Metal Print with Artwork Easel

Our artwork easels cost an additional $4 to $18 — depending on the exact sizes, shapes and meterials we have in stock at the time of your order. Some are plastic-coated metal, some are wood, and some are crome-plated metal with plastic feet. We offer this mounting only for pieces XX x XX inches or smaller.

Our wood easel is shown in the following picture:

Artwork easel mount available on smaller stantard metal
           prints

As an objet d'art, we suggest a classic sheet metal photo print or fine art reproduction in a size that invites folks to pick it up and handle it. Then place it on a counter top or shelf — supported at a nice viewing angle by an easel made of light-brown wood (such as the easels used to display fine collector plates). This sets up a contrast between man-made metal magic and Mother Nature's own once-living wood.

Self-Hanging Classic Metal Prints

Our self-hanging mounting costs an additional $10. We offer this mounting only for pieces 12 x 16 inches or smaller. It is shown in the following picture:

Self-hanging mounting available on smaller stantard metal
           prints

Our self-hanging mounting provides a small hook-hole permanently mounted about ½" behind the front surface of your artwork or photo print.

Simple Wire Mount for Classic Metal Prints

For an additional $4, your classic sheet metal piece can be ordered along with a simple wire mount. We offer this mounting only for pieces XX x XX inches or smaller. It is shown in the following picture:

Simple wire available on smaller stantard metal
           prints

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

Velcro® Mounts for Classic Metal Prints

For an additional $4, your classic sheet metal piece can be ordered along with a mounting kit that provides Velcro-like mounting. However, we only offer this mounting kit for pieces 16 x 20 inches or smaller.

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

Decision: Ultra-gloss finish or satin finish?

The most popular choice among our clients is by far our ultra-gloss ProMagic Metal permanently attached to one of our floating frames. The decision between lovely ProMagic Metal and classic sheet metal is relatvely straightforward — based on your desired size and on how your print or artwork reproduction will be displayed.

However, deciding between our two finishes could put you in a bit of an aesthetic dilemma.

You and your clients will be dazzled by our ultra-gloss finish. Thanks to its super high gloss, unusually saturated colors, high reflectance and appearance of total luminosity, your work will just glow — almost as if the image was emanating from a lightbox. When viewed at an angle, its ultra-gloss finish will literally shine like the front fender of a new car on the showroom floor.

You and your clients will be charmed by our satin finish. You'd have the same unusually saturated colors, high reflectance and overall luminosity as with our ultra-gloss metal. The only difference is the top surface of the uppermost layer of polyester.

When viewed or touched, your satin-finish print or fine art reproduction has a smooth and soft look and feel — a finish not unlike that of a well-aged Bordeaux.

To dazzle or to charm, that is your dilemma — and your decision.

There's no price difference between metal prints, fine art reproductions or signs.

Our price is the same for metal with either an ultra-gloss finish or a satin finish.

Because of the elaborate oxygen-free manufacturing process involved in fabricating a polyester layer atop an aluminum sheet (think semiconductor fabrication), minor flaws can occasionally be present but barely visible in our metal prints, reproductions and signs. If this is of any concern to you, please contact us for a consultation.

Price comparison: Classic, Stand-out mount, or ProMagic with Floating Frame

Prints
Up To
Classic
Metal
Classic Metal with
Stand-out Mount
ProMagic Metal with
Floating Frame
8 x 12" $25 $35 N/A
12 x 16" $40 $60 $95
16 x 24" $55 $70 $115
20 x 24" $90 $115 $180
24 x 32" $150 $180 $240
24 x 36" $220 N/A $330
32 x 45" $300 N/A $445

Prints smaller than 10 x 12" are not available with a floating frame. Prints larger than 24 x 32" are not available with stand-out mount.

The above prices do not include shipping. Contact us for an estimate for your order.

We highly recommend making a proof before making large prints or reproductions. We make proofs on your choice of our photo-style papers for only $25 each, which includes any needed adjustments to your image.

We're happy to make odd-size fine art reproductions and standard photo sizes that don't happen to be listed here. Our price is what's shown here for the next larger size.

Photo prints, fine art reproductions and signs are available on unframed ProMagic Metal. However, prices are not listed here because we handle those as custom orders.

Because of the elaborate oxygen-free manufacturing process involved in fabricating a polyester layer atop an aluminum sheet (think semiconductor fabrication), minor flaws can occasionally be present but barely visible in our metal prints, reproductions and signs. If this is of any concern to you, please contact us for a consultation.

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