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Brushed metal prints

  • Metallic shimmer
  • Radiant colours
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Brushed Metal:
Print with Special effect

A print on brushed metal will make your photo shine like a star. Its metallic shimmer will your photo a stunning saturation.

Ready to ship: Wednesday, 4 Aug 2021

Two metal print surfaces compared

White & matte metal with a semi-glossy surface is perfect for Fine-Art photography.

Printing on Alu-Dibond BUTLERFINISH® your photos will have a metallic look. The white areas of your image won‘t be printed but will shine from far away.

  • metallic
  • white

brushed metalic print details front view
Brushed & shiny surface
metal print details front view white
White & semi-gloss surface

Did you know? Metal prints with a brushed effect have greater colour saturation

Alu-Dibond BUTLERFINISH® sizes

  • 40 x 30 cm

  • 60 x 40 cm

  • 80 x 60 cm

  • 120 x 90 cm

  • 160 x 120 cm

Brushed metal prints – special effects for expressive images

Brushed metal posters: print like a professional

Alu-Dibond is an exceptionally popular medium for printing amongst professional photographers in particular. But, of course, you can also take advantage of the many benefits of this unbelievably light and sturdy metal as a clever hobby photographer.

Brushed metal photos impress with their linear-textured, shiny, metallic surface. In contrast to the white/semi-matte variant of the metal print, the processing of the material in this case leads to impressive, intense effects. This means, however, that your photo prints may deviate a little in terms of colour rendition from the original version. This would be a real pity because it can detract from the special effects of this photo medium.

Here’s how to avoid the mistake: simply increase the brightness of your image file by 10 points before you send it to us. This way you can be sure that your print won’t be too dark in the end.

What motifs are best suited for a print on brushed metal?

The metallic, textured surface of the brushed Alu-Dibond makes the light-coloured areas of the photo particularly luminous. It is extraordinarily good for black & white photography or other motifs with a strong light/dark contrast. Imagine a dramatic portrait or an elegant fashion photo in this look, for example! You can also achieve amazing, outstanding expressiveness with metal prints on brushed aluminium in the case of technical or architectural motifs, however.

If you like experimenting with urban photography, for example, you can give it a go with a night shot. Here, the many bright points of light on the buildings and cars as an metal photo print will practically shine right out of the image!

Your photos printed on metallic sheet: radiant highlights for extra-special images

Having your photo printed on metal is always a great idea. But you’ll see the greatest benefit of this brushed variant if you want to really show off a photo in a special way. Not every motif is suitable for this sort of strong, dramatic look, however. If you want to set off a special picture easily and effectively without going through the tedious processes of editing and tweaking first, a brushed metal print is a beautiful and simple solution.

Just remember: We need a photo file with a resolution of at least 150 DPI for small formats and up to 300 DPI for large formats. After all, especially when you want to create an impressive large-format metal print or an original photo gift, you’ll want to be sure that the result will be particularly high-quality and elegant.

Good to know

  • What does brushed metal mean?

    The Alu-Dibond sheet has a metallic (silver) surface as the material has a special texture. “Brushed” means, that a fine, linear structure is visible. This kind of processing is called BUTLERFINISH®. The material is also be used by the automobile industry.

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  • Can you see the brushed texture after printing?

    Yes, after printing directly on the metal carrier you still can perfectly see the brushed texture. The special metallic shimmer is visible on both printed and non-printed areas of your photo.
  • What happens with white areas in my photo?

    There will be no white printed on the brushed Alu-Dibond sheet. Only by this method the typical metallic effect can be created.
  • How to hang a metal print?

    There are various mountings available: Self adhesive hangers like COUPLE are suitable for small & medium-sized prints. They will give the print a „floating“ effect. For very large metal prints (> 120 x 90 cm) we recommend the STEEL20 or HARRY hangers for fixing your print safely onto the wall.

    Complete how-to on hanging metal prints

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Further information

Video: Photo on Aluminium 45 x 30 cm

Alu-Dibond information

  • Original Alu-Dibond from Thyssen Krupp©
  • Modern Océ – Canon™ print techology
  • 200 years' fade resistance (indirect light)
  • White, semi-gloss or metallic, brushed surface finish

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Image: Alu-Dibond print 120 x 80 cm

Detailed information

  • Very sturdy Alu-Dibond© compound structure
  • Alu-Dibond© available in a metallic brushed and white, semi-gloss surface finish
  • Printed directly onto Alu-Dibond© with modern Canon™ print technology including white print
  • Aluminium printing also available in XXL sizes up to 2 metres as custom sizes
  • Choose from 3 mounting systems – incl. “floating” effect mount

Your metal print is available in the following finishes: white semi-gloss / metallic brushed

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XS20 x 20 cm£19.00£19.00 £19.00select
XS30 x 20 cm£25.00 £25.00select
XS40 x 30 cm£39.00£30.00 £30.00select
XS40 x 40 cm£35.00 £35.00select
S60 x 40 cm£69.00£45.00 £45.00select
S60 x 45 cm£50.00 £50.00select
S60 x 60 cm£60.00 £60.00select
M80 x 60 cm£79.00£65.00 £65.00select
M80 x 80 cm£80.00 £80.00select
M90 x 60 cm£70.00 £70.00select
L100 x 100 cm£100.00 £100.00select
L120 x 80 cm£129.00£95.00 £95.00select
L120 x 90 cm£129.00£100.00 £100.00select

Delivery discount on multiple purchases (same size)
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SizeNext Day EXPRESS UpgradePRIO UpgradeDelivery
XS30 x 20 cm£69.95£5.95£22.95
XS40 x 30 cm£69.95£5.95£22.95
XS45 x 30 cm£69.95£5.95£22.95
S60 x 40 cm£74.95£7.95£25.95
S60 x 45 cm£74.95£7.95£25.95
S75 x 50 cm£74.95£7.95£25.95
M80 x 60 cm£74.95£7.95£25.95
M90 x 60 cm£79.95£9.95£19.95
M100 x 75 cm£95.95£12.95£19.95
M105 x 70 cm£95.95£12.95£19.95
L120 x 80 cm£95.95£12.95£19.95
L120 x 90 cm£95.95£12.95£19.95

Prices incl. VAT.
Delivery discount available on multiple purchases (same size).
All prices and delivery times

CoupleHarrySteel 20
Imageproduct mounting couple smallproduct mounting harry smallproduct mounting steel small
Components4-part set comprising
2 mounts & 2 spacers
4-part set incl. screws
15 mm diameter
4-part set incl. screws
20 mm diameter
Weight capacityHolds up to 6 kg
approx. 120 x 90 cm
Suitable for all photo sizesSuitable for all photo sizes
Impression“Floating” effectHigh-quality stainless steelHigh-quality stainless steel fixture
Suitable for
OtherAssembly instructions incl.Assembly instructions incl.Drilling & assembly instructions excl.

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