Kodak Endura Premier Metallic paper uses a proprietary combination of film laminate layers to produce a metallic or pearlescent look that give images
a unique sense of depth and a glossy surface. It delivers rich, vibrant colors, flattering flesh tones and very deep blacks. Its special construction
makes it more resistant to tearing and curling and provides a unique look in a variety of applications. It has an archival life of 100 years in a
typical home display environment and 200 years in dark storage. The Glossy surface has a bright white backing layer that gives your image a sense
of depth and vibrant colors.
Our images take on a bright, vibrant, luminescent quality when printed on metal. Our Metal Prints are made with a dye-sublimation process. The
inks are infused directly into specially coated aluminum sheets, using high temperature and pressure. The Glossy surface has a bright white
backing layer that gives your image a sense of depth and vibrant colors. The high definition, vibrant colors of ChromaLuxe Glossy Aluminum
Prints coupled with superior fade, moisture, stain, and scratch resistant properties make ChromaLuxe an excellent choice for commercial, fine
art and home décor applications.
Two independent laboratories have conducted environmental life tests on ChromaLuxe Photo Panels and have concluded that ChromaLuxe Hi-Def Metal
prints are the longest lasting photo medium in the market. The first laboratories' testing replicated the effects of incandescent lighting along
with indirect natural sunlight against the likelihood of noticeable fading over time. ChromaLuxe was compared against the top three long-lasting
(archival) photo papers with test results showing that ChromaLuxe lasts twice as long as the next closest photo paper and four times longer than
the third best photo paper. The second independent laboratories' testing replicated the effects of fluorescent lighting in a windowless office
environment. In this test, measuring the likelihood of noticeable fading, ChromaLuxe outlasted its next closest long-lasting photo paper by a
factor of 1.7 times the life of the photo paper.
Shadow Mount is a large black, wooden, block that is attached to the back of the metal print. Shadow mounts, because of their
larger contact surface, tend to hold the metal print flatter and more rigidly. They also provide a finished black back, if the print is viewed
from the side. Shadow Mounts hold the metal print a half inch away from the wall, so the metal print appears to "float" in front of the wall.