About Your Custom Metal Prints UK
Give your artwork a contemporary platform to shine from with these stunning custom metal prints. Metallic prints have a way of elevating the details of your artwork, thanks to the glossy finish and high definition to fine details and colour. Custom aluminium prints are UV and scratch-resistant, with a sturdy thickness of 2mm. Available with 7 different size options, including portrait and landscape formations, these chic prints can be selected with a wall-mounted option or a desktop stand. The rounded corners of the print have a 4mm radius, and when hung on the wall, they create a beautiful "floating" effect. It is simple and easy to mount your new print, as no assembly is required. You will need a screw and wall plug to hang it safely. Once hung, the prints will sit about 22mm away from the wall. This ensures no friction is created between the print and your wall.
Featuring a 4-year guarantee, the quality of the prints is undeniable, as is the care and attention put into making each and every individual one. They are the perfect addition to the home or workplace, and will truly make your designs and artwork shine.
At a glance
Portrait or landscape
Robust, glossy aluminium
HD long-lasting print
Made to order in London
7 x 5" (17.8 x 12.7 cm) or 5 x 7" (12.7 x 17.8 cm)
10 x 8" (25.4 x 20.3 cm) or 8 x 10" (20.3 x 25.4 cm)
14 x 11" (35.6 x 27.9 cm) or 11 x 14" (27.9 x 35.6 cm)
12 x 12" (30.5 x 30.5 cm)
200 g - 320 g depending on size
Handmade in UK
How Your Custom Metal Prints UK Are Made
Handmade in the UK, your aluminium photo prints are sourced, printed and made by our team of skilled technicians. The colours and details of your print are long-lasting. They won't peel thanks to our unique printing process, where the ink is chemically bonded to the metal. Made using 2mm thick aluminium, you can be assured that your print is a robust and sturdy piece of art, that will stand the test of time. The prints are offered in 3 different rectangular sizes, with a 3:2 ratio, as well as a square size. Your prints are made to feature either a wall mounted option or a desktop stand version.
Your prints do not require too much maintenance. If they get dusty or a little dirty, simply wipe them clean with a microfibre cloth to remove the dust.
Take into consideration the size you select for your prints. There are several size options available, with both portrait and landscape orientations. The metallic prints have a contemporary "arty" feel about them, thanks to the glossy metal and high definition print. Colours are vibrant and bold, so punchy prints always look great. Take advantage of the fine line and detail reproduction, and create a design that will literally "shine" off of the metal.
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The metal prints make a contemporary and stylish addition to any home. If you love displaying artwork, prints and even photographs around your home, to add a pop of personality, then consider printing them on metal instead of canvas. Aluminium photo prints have a gorgeous, glossy face that will stand out, whether mounted on the wall or stood proudly on a desk, mantelpiece or table. The cool "floating" effect when the print is wall mounted is a particularly elegant touch.
Metallic prints can help enhance so many different businesses. Do you run a photography studio and are looking for a unique way to offer clients their photographic prints? Opt for our metal printing service and we will print your photos onto the metal, fusing the ink with the material. Your clients photographs will look absolutely stunning, with no details missing. Customers with contemporary style homes will love this chic option.
As a designer, you want your work to be displayed in the best possible way, in order to make it appeal to a wide range of customers. Impress your clients, and attract new ones, by printing your art on metal. These beautiful aluminium prints will highlight your works in the best possible way, and are an innovative and stylish way to incorporate them into your client's homes. Update your portfolio and opt for printing on metal to take it to the next level.
Frequently asked questions:
What do the metal prints look like?
Artwork and photos printed on metal look slick, modern and super stylish. The ink is fused to the metal, creating a vibrant and long-lasting print. Details are crisp and highly defined.
What metal are the prints made from?
Your prints are made from a glossy, sturdy piece of aluminium. This metal was chosen thanks to its robust and scratch resistant nature, as well as its natural lustre and shine.
Are they wall mounted only?
When you design your own prints on metal, you have the option to print them with 2 different mounting options; wall mounted or with a desktop stand. Both options are perfect for adding a unique touch to your home.
Browse Designer Metal Prints
The #ContradoCreatives have produced a stunning range of designer metal prints featuring their unique artwork. Browse the selection and enhance your home.
What's the best resolution to print in?
We print at 200dpi, which is a good combination of quality and file weight. Ideally, your image should be scaled to 100% at 200dpi, this means that no resizing of your file occurs stopping any interpolation.
Should I save my file as a TIFF or JPEG?
For multi-coloured or very detailed files we recommend using a tiff format, but they must be flattened. For simple colours and low detail files, a jpeg is fine.
Which colour model should I choose? RGB or CMYK?
We advise providing images in the RGB colour space. Specifically using the sRGB image profile, to achieve best colour results. What does this mean? In your editing software choose RGB as the working space, and assign the image profile as sRGB (full name sRGB IEC61966-2.1)
What does GSM mean?
Grams per Square Meter (GSM) is an international standard for measuring the weight of paper or fabric. GSM uses the weight of a square meter (1000 x 1000mm) as an indication of the weight and thickness of a given fabric. We class 20-100gsm as light (summer fabrics, gauzes and fine silks), 101-249 gsm as medium (most clothing fabrics) and 250+ gsm as heavy (upholstery fabrics, and other specialist fabrics).
What are the bleed areas?
When designing your product, it’s best to make sure that your image is slightly larger than needed. In printing, the extra printed image is referred to as a “Bleed Area” or margin, and it is removed from the finished piece. A bleed area acts as a buffer for slight inconsistencies in the manufacturing process. however, it’s important to fill your bleed areas completely, or you may end up with white, unprinted strips along the edge of your finished product.
Do you print on garments a customer supplies?
Unfortunately not. All our garments are printed on flat fabric and sewn into finished products, which gives a better, finished result and all-over print. We test meticulously so that we know what gets the best results on our fabrics, and our facilities cater perfectly to them. We do however print sublimation paper to order, so if you have access to a heat press you can press your fabrics or flat garments easily.
Can you Align a Pattern or design across panels of a garment?
We always strive for the greatest accuracy when printing and constructing your garments. However, due to unavoidable stretch or movement of the fabric during the stitching process, we cannot guarantee perfect pattern registration across garment seams. We are generally accurate within 2-3mm, which Is close enough for most patterns but may show slight issues with detailed geometric patterns.
Can I print my own Labels?
Most of our garments now come with printable label space for you to add your own company information and branding! If you would like to sew in your own labels, we also offer Printed Fabric Labels here.
How is your fabric printing eco-friendly?
With environmental consciousness in mind, our fabrics are all printed using completely water-based inks. This means no chemicals or solvents are used. Our heat fixing procedure fixes the colours and prints, avoiding the downsides of steaming, such as excess or contaminated water returning into the waste system. We have one facility in London where we conduct all the printing, production and fulfillment.
Please note: As everything we provide is handmade to order, all measurements may vary slightly.
Delivery time & Costs
We handmake your item on site, which takes on average 1-3 days. Please check individual production times which are displayed next to the item price on the product page, as this varies from product to product. In rare cases when we need to re-print an item, this may take an additional 1-2 days.
After your item has been manufactured, we ship your order via your chosen method. Please add on the production time to the delivery time to calculate when your order will be with you. Select your delivery method in your basket.
We have a range of trusted shipping options:
- Royal Mail 1st Class Standard (no tracking) - 1-5 working days on average (please note that this can take up to 15 working days in exceptional circumstances).
- Royal Mail 1st Class Recorded (no tracking) - Usually delivered the next working day. It is not a guaranteed next day service, or a tracked service. A signature is required. (Please note that this can take up to 15 working days in exceptional circumstances).
- Special Delivery - Delivered the next working day
- Saturday Delivery (deliver only on Sat)
- Collection from our London Office (between 4-6pm on working days only)
- For international orders or large/bulky packages within the UK, we ship via DHL or Fedex services. This takes on average 2-5 working days.
You can then enjoy or resell your hand-made products with your very own designs.
You can also read more about our terms & conditions and refund policy.
Make use of our Manufacturing and Worldwide Shipping Experience
At Contrado, every product is handmade on site to ensure the highest quality. We provide a dedicated production service as well as a range of fast delivery options. For the past 14 years, we have printed and hand-made countless personalised products for a wide range of customers all over the world and many of them have become loyal customers who love not only our products but also the care, knowledge and dedication from our staff.
Produced and ready to ship within 1-3 days on average.
A speedy Special Delivery service is available where your item will delivered within one working day, after it has been manufactured.
Low shipping fees
- We print and make everything in-house. Production times are dependent on the product.
Express shipping available
- From £1.25 to ship within the UK.
- A speedy Special Delivery service is available where your item will delivered within one working day, after it has been manufactured.