About Our Finishes - Vivid Metal Prints

About Our Finishes

Vivid Metal Prints are the industry experts in printing on aluminum with five different types of finishes. All five finishes provide the superior depth of color and stunning detail that make metal prints the best medium available. The differences lie in the amount of reflectivity and the treatment of white shades that will perfectly elevate your image.

Three of our finishes have a white coating so that, similar to printing photos on paper, the white shades in your image are full and bright. These finishes are gorgeous, and are perfect for providing a familiar touch to your picture. 

Two of our finishes do not have a white coating, which allows the elemental beauty of the aluminum to show through where the white shades in your image would have been. These are ideal for images of the sky, space, nature at night, industrial photography, etc. Many of our professional photography clients create images specifically with these finishes in mind.

An example metal print with white ultra gloss finish.

White Ultra-Gloss

White Ultra-Gloss is and always has been our best-seller. It produces a vibrant, stunning print that will shine from any angle and in any light. If you’re not sure which finish to choose, choose White Ultra-Gloss.

 

An example metal print with white semi gloss finish.

White Semi-Gloss

White Semi-Gloss gives the same depth of color but with slightly less light reflection.


 

 

An example metal print with white matte finish.

White Matte

White Matte gives the same depth of color but with even less light reflection.

   

 

An example metal print with aluminum ultra gloss finish.

Aluminum Ultra-Gloss

Aluminum Ultra-Gloss is unique because the white shades in your image will not be printed, rather the aluminum itself will show through. This finish is just as bright and reflective as the White Ultra-Gloss, but can give your image a more natural, raw dimension. Many artists and photographers design their images specifically for this finish, especially those that focus on machinery, architecture, outer space, and other content categories that can benefit from true metal shades shining through the final print. 

An example metal print with aluminum matte finish.

Aluminum Matte

Aluminum Matte has all the same properties and use occasions as the above, just less reflective which may suit you better depending on where the print will live.