Information on Metal Prints, Gallery Floats, and Gallery-Wrap Canvas Prints
A detail view of a metal print.
An edge-on view of a metal print.
Find your favorite image on GlennRandall.com and give it a contemporary, high-impact look by ordering a print on metal. In this process I use my state-of-the-art Epson SureColor P9000 printer to print the image on Epson Premium Glossy photo paper, then mount the print on a sheet of e-panel, a high-end aluminum composite material that is 1/8 of an inch thick. I protect the print with a scratch-resistant, high-gloss laminate that gives the piece a depth and richness you just have to see for yourself. I then attach a 3/4-inch thick wooden spacer to the back of the e-panel sheet. This spacer is recessed from the edge of the print, which makes the print appear to "float" off the wall. Manufacturing these prints in-house gives me complete control over quality and allows me to offer metal prints at highly competitive prices.
All standard-aspect-ratio images are available as ready-to-hang prints on metal. Picture wire on the back allows the print to be hung from a standard picture hook. The e-panel sheets I use come in standard sizes that fit images with aspect ratios (ratio of height to width) of 4 to 5 and 2 to 3.
Special note on metal panoramic prints
Please note that the image area of all panoramas printed on metal will be 24 inches wide. The height of the image will vary depending on the image. The overall dimensions of metal panoramas will be 16x28 inches. All metal panoramas have a two-inch wide white border on the left and right side of the panorama and a white border of variable width on the top and bottom of the panorama. For loose prints, gallery floats, and gallery-wrap canvas prints of panoramic images, the image area and overall dimensions are the same. There is no border around the image.
A detail view of a gallery float.
All of my images are available as gallery floats. In the gallery float style of presentation, the print is first mounted onto high-quality 1/4" medium-density fiberboard, then covered with a UV-resistant, anti-glare, protective laminate. The edges are lightly beveled, and a decorative black trim is applied. In the final step, strips of one-inch thick MDF are attached to the back. These strips are recessed two inches from the edge of the piece so that the finished piece appears to "float" one inch away from the wall. The piece is hung from a French cleat, which is positioned atop a mirror bar attached to the wall. All mounting hardware is included.
An edge-on view of a gallery float.
A detail view of the corner of a gallery-wrap canvas. Note that the outermost edge of the image is "mirrored" onto the side of the stretcher bars.
A larger view of a gallery-wrap canvas.
All of my images are also available as gallery-wrap canvases. In this style, the image is first printed on high-quality canvas. The printed canvas is given three coats of protective lacquer, then stretched onto traditional artist stretcher bars such as those used by oil painters. All gallery-wrap canvases are ready to hang. All sizes of gallery-wrap canvases use stretcher bars measuring one and a half inches thick. None of the image area shown on this website is lost in this process. The software I use adds a two-inch border to the image by copying the outermost two inches of image, flipping that strip of image over, and adding that strip of mirrored image to the outer edge of the main image, as you can see in the examples above.