The acrylic print is referred to by several names such as the acrylic face or photo mount and the general acrylic name is often referred to as Plexiglas (plexiglass), lucite or perspex which are just brand names of acrylic.
There are also two distinct processes of creating an acrylic print – direct printing on to the material vs printing onto paper and then face mounting to acrylic (the acrylic and print adhere with 1/8, 1/4, 1/2 or 1″ acrylic in front of the print. The face mount process is a more difficult process and more expensive, but well worth it. All my acrylic prints are true chromogenic print (C-Type) on Kodak Endura Metallic Pro and face mounted on Crystal Clear High-End acrylic glass and aluminium dibond backing, Ready to hang.
I’m a firm believer in the face mount method which provides greater colour pop and vibrancy as well as colour permanence (ie far less prone to fading over time). Photo colours always look best printed on professional grade photo paper and the acrylic face mount takes advantage of the refractive quality of acrylic which helps to illuminate your print in the right lighting. No other display technique can match an acrylic face mount in terms of vibrancy which is why this technique continues to grow in popularity among professional photographers.
I wasn’t sure about the BUTLERFINISH Look, I ordered this and one other piece and they look amazing on the brushed aluminium. Everyone that sees say they have never seen anything like them. I have received nothing but compliments and I personally love them.
I purchased this unique print before moving into my apartment. I liked it so much I changed all my living room furniture from oak wood and cream to all black and white – And I absolutely love it! I definitely plan on buying more of Erik Brede’s art. The title itself is mystical in it’s own unique way.
Wow, what an amazing picture! I love the way the print on the brushed aluminium brings an extraordinary lively look. The Elephant is virtual 3D like when you move around the picture and the light changes and brings new elements to the picture. I am so pleased I invested in this! Great picture, fantastic combination, and a true and sad reminder of the disappearance of the Elephant …