Information on Metal Prints, Gallery Floats, and Gallery-Wrap Canvases
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 directly on specially prepared sheets of 1/16-inch thick aluminum. I protect the printed surface with a high-gloss laminate that gives the prints 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 aluminum 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 aluminum 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. Panoramic prints on metal are available by special order. Please contact me for a quote.
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.
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.