The first thing to note is its weight; not weighing much more than an A3 photo frame, it’s easy to pick up and hang on your own. Super thin, it won’t protrude from the wall, and with a variety of mounting options available to you, requires little effort whatsoever to make your walls beautiful. I opted for an aluminium subframe – something I’ve never seen nor tried, but you could also select standard mounting or standoff mounting options if you wish.
The image is made up of a six colour direct UV print onto the aluminium panel; it is crisp in areas of focus, and soft elsewhere, with great depth of tone in all of the blacks and greys – usually something quite hard to do, you may find from some print specialists the greys all look the same – the image I’d chosen depicted what a stormy day it was, so is softly focused in some areas, has blown out highlights in the waves, but rich texture and shadow in the foreground, and I love it nonetheless.
I have no worry with the colour fading on this print, it won’t age like a sun-beaten canvas or discolour like a photo in a frame. It’s fully weather resistant, and now that I’m thinking about it, would be the perfect material to print some images for my outdoor seating area on to. I particularly like the black polyethylene core, finished with perfect edges; an extremely classy and minimal way to present photos – they look like they’re floating!