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If you’re a photography enthusiast you’ve probably already heard a lot about how to decorate your home or office using a cheap canvas printing service for your photos, taking your memories, moments, and loved ones and turning them into gallery-quality photos on canvas for your walls. Canvas is durable and beautiful – if it’s properly cared for – but personalised canvas prints can’t be displayed outdoors. Even in fine weather the sun and other elements can harm canvas prints, and if you leave them outside and it rains, your beautiful artwork will become a soggy mess beyond salvage.
So what do you do if you have an outdoor or semi-exposed space you’d like to decorate – such as a deck, patio, clubhouse, three-season room or garage? If there’s any chance of rain or simply no humidity-control available, your canvas prints won’t last long in any of those places. Even if sheltered from rain, the temperature fluctuations and other weather effects will make short work of your gorgeous prints.
The Solution: Aluminium Prints
Did you know that the same amazing, emotionally-charged photos you would turn into custom canvas prints for your home’s interior can be printed on metal and rendered just as dramatic and beautiful, but also weatherproof? Aluminium Prints are completely waterproof and weather-resistant, making it possible to have your life decorated with beautiful, meaningful images from your memories and experiences, both indoors and out. And we say weather-resistant only because if a typhoon or cyclone spins through your backyard we can’t guarantee it won’t knock your aluminium prints down!
The process for creating aluminium prints is the same as creating a print on canvas: choose your photo, having used the usual guidelines for good photography and quality digital files, send the files to your canvas prints online store, then wait impatiently for delivery. Simple, fast, and dramatic. Your backyard play area can be decorated with photos of the kids that slowly grow into a gallery showing them at every age. Deceased pets can be memorialised in the spots they loved best, with durable and beautiful aluminium prints. And your patio can get those pops of floral colour without having to battle your brown thumb, just by hanging a few well-chosen photos.
Aluminium Prints: A Caveat
There is one thing to keep in mind when choosing a company to create your aluminium prints. Some companies that offer this service don’t actually print on aluminium. They print your photos on paper and then adhere the paper to an aluminium backing. This process produces aluminium prints that are not waterproof at all: in damp weather the paper will swell and peel away from the metal, and quickly be ruined.
So when preparing to send in photos to have aluminium prints created, be sure to ask whether the photos will be printed on metal or on paper that is stuck to metal. If you hear the former, find another company, or your precious photos will soon turn into sad, bloated shadows of their former glory!
With the right process, aluminium prints can last almost forever, brightening even the blandest backyard patio or utilitarian garage. Don’t be surprised if you start a new craze in the neighbourhood as people try to keep up with your style.