When presenting your art, whether it be at home or in a gallery, using professional tips and tricks can truly take it to the next level and help enhance your already spectacular creations. With these few simple tweaks to your setup, get ready to have the most breathtaking display for your metal prints!
The Perfect Base
What material is your print being displayed on? Canvas, paper, or our personal favorite, metal? If you’re displaying an original, one-of-a-kind piece of art, then a standard canvas will do the trick to show off its natural brushstrokes and texture. If you’re looking to display a photo or a copy of existing artwork, though, you’ll want to turn to metal to bring detail and vibrance to your piece. Not only will they never fade, but metal prints are highly regarded as a standard for galleries everywhere, so even your home displays will look elevated when you chose aluminum!
The Right Hardware
Choosing the right mount is crucial to displaying your artwork. Some questions you may want to ask to determine the best fit are…
- Do you intend to leave it propped up on a table or hanging on a wall?
- Do you want your print to be framed?
- Would you prefer the print to look like it is floating, or flush with the wall?
When you’re building your metal print with Aluminyze, you’ll be able to customize it to fit any of these specifications. From our floating mount to a tabletop easel or magnet, you’ll be sure to find the perfect option to seamlessly integrate your print into any space!
Lighting is Key
Proper lighting is crucial to showcase your artwork in its best light, both literally and figuratively. Natural light is ideal, but if that's not possible, consider using adjustable ceiling spots that you can manipulate to create the perfect lighting. Be cautious of excessive direct light, as it can create glare or hotspots. Try bouncing your light off of a wall or reflector board to create a soft, diffused look that mimics natural light.
Keep it Consistent
If you're displaying multiple pieces together, strive for consistency in terms of style, theme, or color palette. This creates a harmonious visual experience that ties the pieces together cohesively. If you’re going to be framing your prints before hanging them, pick frames that also suit this theme and complement your art without distracting from it.
Keeping your prints looking pristine and professional by regularly checking up on them for touchups is a simple task! Our aluminum prints are scratch proof and won’t fade with time, so you won’t have to worry about wear and tear from the elements, but a quick wipe-down with a microfiber cloth is the perfect way to remove any dust that gathers on their surfaces. This will keep your print looking crisp and clear for years to come! For more tips on cleaning your metal prints, check out our guide here.
Displaying any artwork on a metal print will instantly elevate its appearance, but these simple tweaks will truly help take it above and beyond. See the refined quality of aluminum when you print with Aluminyze today!