For our Open edition pieces, we offer three substrate options:
Paper: Available in the smaller sizes, we will ship you a beautiful print on Kodak Endura Lustre ‘E’ photo paper that is ready to be matted and framed at your discretion. With a fine grain texture, these offerings still deliver excellent color, black levels and sharpness.
Aluminum: Our standard substrate, metal prints are stunning and offer an exceptional value. Dye is infused directly on to a sheet of aircraft grade aluminum, giving the image a beautifully luminescent appearance. With no texture, they are very crisp and offer excellent color, contrast and black levels. They are an unmatched value, are lightweight for easy hanging and are available up to 48” x 96”.
We offer numerous options to beautifully display your new art that will vary by substrate:
Float Mount – Standard up to around 36” wide, our basic mount hangs the art ½” off the wall. Lightweight and simple to hang, they come pre-installed and include rubber feet to prevent marring the wall and to help minimize movement on the wall.
Inset Metal Mount – Standard on sizes above 36” wide, these mounts are ¾” thick and offer increased rigidity to prevent any warping of the print. They include a metal cleat, which keeps the print level at all times and this mount can be locked to the wall for rental units or in areas with high winds, etc. Inset mounts are also available as an upgrade for the smaller pieces if you are displaying them in a grouping and would like a consistent ¾” gap or lock them down, etc.
Exhibit Mount – This is our preferred mount, particularly for larger pieces. It takes an inset metal mount and adds a black Dibond backer to the metal, giving it a wonderful high-end presence on the wall with the added thickness.
Float Framing – With numerous wood and metal options, the metal print will float inside the frame with a ¼” gap all the way around. There is no glass or acrylic over the top of the print for a nice mixture of traditional and contemporary. They come finished with wire for hanging.
High-Gloss – This is the standard selection, simply because it is what most of our customers are accustomed to. Lots of shine, which results in the sharpest print we can get on metal. However, the shine can also result in distracting reflections, showing lights and windows in the room.
Mid-Gloss – This is our preferred laminate, cutting reflections significantly, with minimal loss in contrast or sharpness. We also enjoy the slightly more traditional feel that comes with an ever-so-slightly muted presentation.
Both laminates offer good UV protection, but we do suggest keeping metal prints out of the direct sun.
Our shipping can be a little bit complicated on our end. We use multiple facilities around the country, as well as ship from our location here in Paia.
For metal prints, acrylic blocks, paper prints, coasters and etc., it is typically 3-5 business days to ship and the shipping company will vary. Pieces may ship in separate boxes or crates and arrive at different times.
With Lumachromes we have extended production times with our boutique lab, typically 3-4 weeks to ship. Don't worry, it’s worth it! You should receive a call to arrange delivery, especially with larger crated pieces.
Please open all pieces within 48 hours of receiving and let us know right away if they aren’t perfect!