Acrylic Prints

I am now selling some of my favourite photographs taken over the past 20 or so years as acrylic facemount prints. These are available to purchase directly from me. This is not mass production, each print is produced to order, and sold only by me through my website.

What are Acrylic Prints?

So what are acrylic prints you may ask, and why should I chose them? Acrylic prints are, I'm sure this won't surprise you, prints create in or on sheets of acrylic. It's a relatively new technique and has a number of advantages over traditional techniques such as printing on canvas. The colours tend to be more vibrant and the details razor-sharp. Canvas colours can be a little more muted and the detail not quite as sharp simply due to the nature of the medium. Acrylic prints can also have much better longevity than canvas or metal prints, and the image is protected by a layer of acrylic, which protects the sensitive dyes from most of the UV light which otherwise may cause them to fade.

Not all acrylic prints are the same.

Acrylic prints can be direct printed or facemount printed. Direct printing is is easier and cheaper. However, it does not have the same colour accuracy, longevity or sharpness as facemount printing. With facemount printing the image is printed on to quality photographic paper - the best medium for faithful reproduction of photographic images. This is is then fixed to a dibond (or similar backing) and face-mounted directly onto a thin layer of acrylic, so that it is sandwiched between the two. The refraction of light through the acrylic helps give added luminosity to the image. I have chosen to have my prints created in one of the best (in my opinion) high end art print shops in the UK. This does not make them the cheapest, but it does reflect the quality.

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