Sleek and Modern: Here is why you Should Print your Images on Metal

Sleek and Modern: Here is why you Should Print your Images on Metal

Every photographer knows that moment when you realize you have created a special image.  Those images deserve to be printed, and there are times when paper and frames just won't do. Metal Prints take the art of printing to the next level. In this article, we discuss why you might want to invest in Metal Prints.

I remember the first time I saw an outdoor photography exhibition, with stunning large-scale scientific images printed on aluminum. The colors were so vibrant, and I knew from that moment I had to find a supplier for aluminum prints for the studio I ran at that time.  This is when I found that which was an existing supplier, offered these in their impressive product lineup.

You may already be reading this with some of your own images in mind which would work as a metal print. When it comes to showcasing your photography, it's often said that the medium is as important as the message. From street photography to macro, when you create a stand-out image, you know straight away.

Unveiling Zno's Metal Prints

Both innovative and captivating, printing on metal with Zno offers an ultra-modern look by providing a sleek frameless display option that works in a multitude of spaces from residential homes to commercial spaces. Printing is achieved through a unique process that involves dye-sublimated pigments being directly embedded into a pre-coated, 2mm thick, hardened, and scratch-resistant aluminum base. This process not only enhances the longevity of your print but also brings out vibrancy like never before.

One of the most contemporary ways to display images, you also have choices when it comes to surface and finish options. The surface on which your image is printed plays a significant role in the overall effect of the print. Zno provides two surface choices:

White Base: This option lends your print a bright and vivid character, making it suitable for a wide range of images, from landscapes to portraits.

Natural Finish: Opting for a natural finish gives your image a more organic, rustic look that's perfect for certain artistic shots and vintage-themed photographs.

With these surface options, you can transform your image's character according to your personal style and the overall theme of your space.

The finish of a print is crucial in determining the mood and ambiance it creates. Zno offer two options:

Glossy: For a glossy, vibrant finish that brings out the colors and details with a high sheen.

Matte: If you prefer a more subdued and non-reflective finish that exudes sophistication, the matte option is an ideal choice.

This flexibility in finishes ensures that you can tailor your Metal Print to your specific taste and the ambiance of the space where it will hang.

Zno's prints offer an ultra-modern look that can transform your wall space, and are available in 12 sizes ranging from 8”x10” up to 24”x36”. This wide array of sizes ensures that you can create the perfect aesthetic appeal for any space, from a cozy corner to more spacious areas.

Metal Thickness and Frame Details

Zno's Metal Prints are constructed on a 2mm thick aluminum base. This thickness not only adds to the durability but also gives the prints a substantial feel that conveys quality and sophistication. The prints come ready to hang with a 3/4" (1.9cm) inset frame, making the display process hassle-free. This frame provides depth to your Metal Print, giving it a floating appearance when hung on your wall.

Seamless Ordering with Zno Designer™

Whichever finish you opt for, the user-friendly Zno Designer™ makes the ordering process effortless. This cloud-based designer, available on, allows you to upload your images, adjust them to your liking, select your preferred size, finish, and surface, and visualize the final result before placing your order. This easy-to-use tool makes the process of creating your Metal Print straightforward and is easily incorporated into existing workflow practices.

Involve Your Clients in the Process with Zno Gallery™

If you are not selling in person, this is a fantastic way to allow clients to place an order with ease from their own home. Zno Client Gallery™ is Zno's cloud-based client photo gallery proofing and delivering images to your clients. Zno Gallery™ natively integrates with Zno Estore™ allowing you to easily turn your gallery images into metal prints.

Turnaround Times

Zno offers two shipping options:

Standard Shipping: With an 8-12 business day turnaround time, this option is ideal for those who can afford to wait for the masterpiece that's about to grace their space.

Priority Shipping: For those who are eagerly anticipating their Metal Print, Zno offers a quicker option with a 5-7 business day turnaround

What's Included?

When you order a Metal Print from Zno, you're not just getting a print; you're receiving a fully assembled piece of art that's ready to hang. This means you don't have to go through the trouble of finding the right frame or mounting materials; everything you need for a stunning display is right there in the package.

With a variety of sizes, finishes, and surfaces to choose from, you have the creative freedom to design your wall art that perfectly suits your own or your clients' space and style. All you have to do is choose your image. When you opt for Zno's Metal Prints, you're not just ordering a print; you're inviting a work of art into your life. It's an investment in beauty, quality, and longevity, making Metal Prints the perfect choice for anyone who values the visual impact of their surroundings. Combine photography and interior design with Zno's Metal Prints for your next wall art order.

Kim Simpson's picture

Kim Simpson is a photographer based in the West of Scotland. Her photographic practice is an exploration of the human experience, with a particular emphasis on themes of identity and belonging.

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Blazing Editions in New York is the most professional for printing HUGE size on Metal.

I havent used Blazing Editions, but I see its the same dye-sub print process. I'm based in the UK and Zno offer reasonable shipping across most of the world. Its a great service.