What Are Acrylic Photos?

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circular image of michael mccartyby Michael McCarty
Founder, Tribeca Printworks

At Tribeca Printworks, we offer various options for printing your favorite images, including regular prints, canvases, HD aluminum and acrylic prints. The medium you choose can significantly impact the image and how it fits in your space, so you should consider your options before deciding.

Acrylic face mounts offer a distinctive choice for displaying your favorite photos and art prints. These prints feature high-gloss images sealed behind acrylic, creating a dimensional appearance that far surpasses photos printed directly on glass.

You should choose acrylic photo printing if you want to enhance your image, make your colors and contrast pop and bring a sleek, modern look to your space.

Benefits of Acrylic Printing

While acrylic face mounts may not be the first option you think of for displaying your favorite photos, this unique photo printing method can offer some distinct benefits you can’t quite achieve with other mediums.

Acrylic face mounts are ideal for high-definition photos with a wide range of vivid, saturated colors because light refracts off the surface, enhancing its clarity and making your image look extra saturated and vibrant. The refraction also creates a 3D appearance, which brings your image to life.

Acrylic printing offers longevity by keeping your print sealed inside. These prints resist humidity, moisture, ultraviolet (UV) light, dust and abrasions. Acrylic-mounted photos are durable enough to display your images in harsher environments. They’re also ideal for families who pack up and move frequently.

The sleek, frameless design of acrylic printed photos makes them look clean and light. They’re often the perfect addition to a modern or contemporary home aesthetic.

When to Pick Acrylic Over Canvas

Canvas giclee and acrylic photo printing are excellent options for producing prints, but they have different strengths and aesthetic effects. You should choose acrylic over canvas if displaying the enhanced colors and intense photo details is important to you.

While acrylic’s smooth surface amplifies colors and details, canvas has a textured surface that doesn’t reproduce hues quite the same way. The texture can be ideal for many prints, but for some, it can take away from the fine details.

Acrylic-mounted photos are ideal for modern or contemporary aesthetics, but canvas giclee photo prints may be a better fit for most other aesthetics and more casual design schemes. Choose the print medium that will best fit your space.

Metal vs. Acrylic Prints

Like acrylic prints, our HD aluminum metal prints offer long-lasting, vibrant photo displays. The primary difference between these two options is that aluminum prints offer a few finishes that can change your picture’s look to make it more industrial or rustic to fit in with various decor.

Metal prints with matte finishes are a great option for rooms with harsh lighting, as the coatings minimize the amount of glare on the image.

Get Stunning Acrylic Photo Prints

Tribeca Printworks brings the studio to you, wherever you may be. Order custom acrylic photo prints online through our website anytime with fast shipping and get them up on your walls in no time.

If you’d like to chat about which medium would work best for your photos, we’re always happy to help! Use our online contact form to set up a one-on-one consultation with our team, and we’ll figure out the best way to make your photos pop.