- Metal Print Info
- Hanging Options
- Image Customization
- Production & Shipping
- Image Requirements
Premium Quality Photos on Eye-Catching Metal
For a stunning piece of artwork like you’ve never seen before, try printing your photo on brushed aluminum. Because we print directly on metal, your photos will take on a brilliant metallic effect that traditional paper printing or canvas prints are unable to deliver. The metal flashes through to create a distinct look that will catch your eye from every angle.
Innovative and Built to Last
In addition to their attention-grabbing look, Posterjack Metal Prints are lightweight and extremely rigid. This is achieved by sandwiching polystyrene between two brushed aluminum sheets. Our UV-stable inks create a finished product that is highly fade-resistant which is ideal for hanging both indoors and outdoors. Metal Prints offer a svelte satin-matte finish; if your looking for a glossy surface, check out our Acrylic Prints!
Ready to Display
To further embellish your unique metal wall art, we have three different hanging systems available. Producing a super clean look, our Float Mount System is the most popular option. Our Standoff Kit is perfect for adding an industrial edge to your artwork. Or, if your décor style is more traditional, we also offer floater frames available in four colours. Whichever hanging system you choose, the final results will be absolutely stunning.
A Flash of Brilliance
If you are really looking to turn heads, printing your photos on aluminum is definitely the way to go. With shimmering colours and the flash of raw metal, you are certain to get the modern, bold effect that you desire. Oh, and did we mention that our Metal Prints are made in Canada? Even better.
Displaying Your Metal Print
We offer a choice of three great hanging options. Choose our popular Float Mount System for a clean, unframed look. If your décor style takes on a more industrial look, hanging your Metal Print using our Standoff Kit will look spectacular. Or, if you prefer a more substantial, yet modern look, you should choose our Modern Float Frame, available in four great colours. For smaller print sizes, we also offer an Aluminum Easel to stand your Metal Print on a flat surface. Please note that hanging options are chosen after you upload your image.
FLOAT-MOUNT HANGING SYSTEM
MODERN FLOAT FRAME
Customize Your Image
Sometimes a photo needs a little help to get it looking just the way you want. When you upload a photo, you have the option to crop the image so it’s perfectly composed, add a border choosing from a large variety of different colours and sizes, or even add a creative effect to your photo. Effects options include Black & White, Sepia Tone, Solarize, Pop Art, Charcoal Sketch, and Linocut. Have fun and see what each effect looks like – if you don’t like it, simply click on Original Colour and your photo goes back to how it was before you started.
BLACK & WHITE
Where does Posterjack ship to?
We ship our products to anywhere in Canada. At this time, we are unable to ship outside of the country. All of our products are shipped via FedEx.
How much does shipping cost?
Our standard shipping rate is $9.99. This is a flat rate and applies to your entire order, regardless of the product, quantity, or size. Due to the higher costs of delivering to rural areas, a rural delivery surcharge of $20 is applied to remote addresses. If this surcharge is applicable to your order, you will be notified after you enter your postal code during the checkout process. We offer free shipping on all orders over $150.
Can you guarantee my Metal Print will arrive in good condition?
All orders are packaged with our time-tested, super-tough packaging materials. That said, accidents can happen and if your order does get damaged during shipping, you will be completely covered as all of our shipments are fully insured.
How long does it take you to produce my Metal Print?
Posterjack Metal Prints take approximately 5-7 business days to produce. Please note that this is an average time. Because each piece of art is a custom product, production times can vary slightly.
How long will it take until my package arrives?
As soon as your order is shipped, you will receive a tracking number. Shipping times vary depending on which part of Canada you live in but the estimated time for most major Canadian cities is three days. For an additional fee, we can also ship your order via FedEx Priority Overnight. Local Toronto pick-up is also an option at no cost. For more information, please visit our Production & Shipping Page.
Free image quality check
When you upload a photo to Posterjack.ca, the very first thing we do is take a look at your image resolution, compare it with your chosen print size, and then provide you with a quality score which can be seen immediately after uploading your photo. This free image quality check only takes seconds but ensures you’ll be happy with your Canvas Print – no more second-guessing as to whether or not your photo is suitable for printing in a large format. If your quality score isn’t as high as you would like it to be, you can try switching to a smaller print size. If your quality score is unsuitable, you will not be able to proceed through the checkout process as print results will not meet our high standards and will be considered unacceptable. In this case, please choose either a smaller print size or a photo with a higher resolution. Please feel free to contact customer support for additional help.
What type of file should I upload?We process the four most common image types. All digital cameras and graphic design programs will produce at least one of these file types. The types we accept are JPEG, TIFF, BMP, & PNG. Our preferred file type is JPEG, which produces excellent print results and efficient file sizes! If your image is in a different format, please save it as one of the above formats before submitting to us.
Your digital camera produces images in a colour space we support – typically sRGB. If you prefer, you can also upload images in Adobe RGB or any other popular RGB Colour Profile. Please do not upload images in the CMYK colour space - colour shifting is likely to occur.
How large of a file can I upload?
You can upload files up to 50 MB in size. If your image is larger than 50 MB, check to ensure it has been saved as a JPEG (TIFF files are generally a lot larger than JPEGs with no real advantage for print quality).
There is also an image resolution limit of 80 megapixels (MP). Mega is a prefix for one million, meaning your image can have up to eighty million pixels. That’s a huge amount! In fact, even the highest end cameras don’t take images that large. So you can be sure this is more than enough resolution to create excellent prints at any of our sizes. To calculate the megapixels of your image, you only need to know the pixel dimensions of your image and plug them into this simple formula: (pixel width * pixel height) / 1,000,000 = MP.
If you need assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact us – we’re happy to help!
Your print sizes are listed under aspect ratio categories. What is an “aspect ratio”?
The “aspect ratio” of a photo, in its simplest terms, refers to the rectangle size of the image. Photos can be taken as long panoramic rectangles, shorter rectangles, squares, and anything in between. The “aspect ratio” measurement is a technical way of expressing the exact rectangle size for a photo or image. This is expressed as the relative length of the long edge of the image, compared to the short edge. Here is an infographic to help explain!
What is a Metal Print?
A Metal Print is a product that is unique to Posterjack. First, we start by printing your photo directly onto a special aluminum sheet called Alu-Dibond. We then carefully cut out your printed photo using a special saw, this produces a crisp and clean piece of modern art. Alu-Dibond is made from two sheets of aluminum and a polystyrene core, which is what makes our Metal Prints both lightweight as well as extremely durable.
How will the colours turn out on my Metal Print?
Because we are printing directly onto a metal base (brushed aluminum) as opposed to a white base such as paper, the colours will be slightly different than if it were to be printed on traditional paper. This means that we cannot guarantee 100% colour accuracy. Colours shift towards the silver tones of the base aluminum, and your image takes on a metallic look. The purpose of a Metal Print is not perfect colour reproduction, but rather something out of the ordinary, offering an artistic interpretation of your photo. If it’s essential that you get an exact colour match, we recommend you try a different product, like our Acrylic Prints.
Is the bare metal visible?
Similar to how the raw wood is visible on our Wood Prints, the brushed aluminum does show through in areas where pure white or faint colours are found in the photograph. When viewed alongside the other colours printed on the metal, the aluminum actually appears to be whiter than it really is. The result is something totally unique and eye-catching!
Do black and white photos look good printed on metal?
Absolutely! Black and white images look amazing when they’re made into Metal Prints! The contrast between the deep blacks and the bright metal creates a very vivid piece of art. We especially recommend this for shows and exhibits when you want your art to fly off the walls and into customers’ hands!
Will my photo be cropped?
After your photo is printed onto a large metal sheet, our specialized machinery will cut one eighth (1/8) of an inch from the perimeter of the photo. For this reason, we do not recommend placing any logos, watermarks, or other text at the very edge of your image.