Photo Canvas, Acrylic or Aluminium Photo Print, Forex? - the Small Pixum Wall Art ABC
Fantastic holiday images, beautiful portraits and inspiring landscape and architecture photographs - with a few clicks, Pixum transforms photos into exclusive wall art. The wide variety of options for creating a real masterpiece can be confusing sometimes. Which material is perfect for what image? Where are the differences between canvas, forex, aluminium, acrylic or gallery print? Pixum, one of the leading online photo service providers in Europe, has all the information and useful tips.
Best for: All motives Characteristics: Inexpensive material perfect for starters
A photo poster is the ideal choice for beautiful images that belong on a wall in big format. It is stylish, but a less expensive option. The photo is printed directly on premium photo paper that offers brilliant colours and gives photos a realistic vividness. With a glossy finish or with satin matt look - both poster types are UV resistant and available in different formats. Pixum offers many design options and backgrounds that also let customers create their own poster collages.
Best for: Picturesque, abstract motives Characteristics: Noble impression, real painting characteristic
The photograph is printed on a high-quality canvas, which is expertly stretched onto a genuine wood frame. A first class 12-colour, inkjet printing process guarantees stunning colours. Our special ink ensures a high level of UV resistance. This technique is really suited for abstract motives and picturesque landscapes.
Forex Photo Print
Best for: Walls that can only bear little weight, detailed landscape photographs, architecture photography Characteristics: Lightweight yet durable, prices to suit every pocket, also for display outside
Using direct UV print, the photo is printed directly onto a 5mm thick layer of white hard foam (forex). The surface's impression is matt, smooth and clear. Forex is a super-lightweight yet durable material, which is ideal for display both in and outdoors.
Aluminium Photo Print
Best for: Portraits, city photography Characteristics: Thin, robust and stable material
An aluminium photo print consists of a high-quality plastic core and two aluminium plates. This unique marriage of materials ensures an elegant look, stability and longevity. The chosen photo is printed directly on one of the aluminium plates using direct UV print. The matt surface creates a noble and non-mirroring effect. As an alternative, Fineart printing is available: First, the image is printed on premium photo paper and then mounted to the aluminium.
Acrylic Photo Print
Best for: Colour intensive, vivid images, large format landscape photography, night and underwater images Characteristics: Impressive depth, brilliant colours, heavier than aluminium print
With an acrylic photo print, there is also the choice between Fineart and direct UV print. Both times, the photo is mounted behind five to ten millimeter thick acrylic glass. The glass offers the perfect combination of vivid colours and brilliant depth. Using direct UV print, one can illuminate the photo from behind and create an even stronger decorative effect. An acrylic photo print is heavier than aluminium print, forex or canvas.
Best for: Large formats, colour intensive motives Characteristics: professional lamination, gallery quality, vivid colours, great weight
The gallery print combines the advantages of acrylic and aluminium print. Using a 7-colour UV direct print process, the photograph is printed behind strong acrylic glass. It is then laminated onto a 3mm thick sheet of aluminium, sealing in the quality. Hence, larger formats profit from more stability and are easier to install. The gallery print is a professional lamination that is often ordered by galleries, artists and museums.