Metal Vs Acrylic Prints

You may be wondering, What is the difference between Metal prints vs Acrylic Prints?

The answer is simple. 

Chromaluxe Metal prints are printed directly onto metal sheets using special ink that infuses with the metal for vivid color, depth, and luminosity. Each print comes with a floating mount system so it is ready to hang. 

TruLife Acrylic Prints are a multi-step printing and face mounting process of multiple layers to completely encapsulate your artwork for long life, endurance and true-to-life 3 dimensional appearance. This process uses Trulife® acrylic glass, optically clear adhesive, luxury fine art paper, archival adhesive layer, clear acrylic backer, and a floating mount system so your print comes ready to hang. 

Each process is unique and offers different benefits. Not all printing of metal and acrylic prints is equal. That is why I only use the best printers with the most strict printing standards to ensure quality, and longevity in our prints. 

It is also why I only offer Chromaluxe for our metal prints and ONLY TruLife for our acrylic prints. Other metal and acrylic print mediums are subpar and the quality does not meet my standards.

What makes TruLife Acrylic and ChromaLuxe Metal Prints so special?

TruLife Acrylic Prints

TruLife™ ensures the brilliant colors truly stand out giving your artwork a true-to-life almost 3-dimensional appearance that other acrylic products simply can’t match.

Features of TruLife Acrylic Prints:

  • Anti-reflective coating subdues reflection and glare
  • Archival rated HD photo print has 99% UV protection
  • Lightweight yet abrasion and shatter-resistant
  • Long-lasting anti-static protection reduces dust
  • Long-lasting archival quality, up to 100+ years indoors


The Difference of TruLife Acrylic Prints

Each photographic print (using only the highest quality True Photographic Papers) is encapsulated between a crystal clear acrylic base layer and museum-grade Trulife® acrylic glass. TruLife® is a crystal clear, scratch-resistant, and non-reflective acrylic glass that allows exacting detail and vibrancy to shine through without distraction. This masterly crafted work of art is now thoroughly isolated from all elemental damage.

This mounted fine art print is then finished with a recessed float mount on the reverse, creating a ready to hang, piece of unrivaled quality and exquisite beauty. Each piece is crafted by hand, inspected, and polished leaving a lasting brilliance and shine with no detail overlooked.

Each print comes 100% museum quality finished and ready to hang.

Composition of TruLife Acrylic Print:

  • FujiFlex Crystal Archive Paper
  • 1/8” TruLife Acrylic,
  • White Dibond Encapsulation
  • Black Aluminum Museum-Back
  • professional Dibond metal encapsulation finish
  • black powder-coated aluminum museum-back frame
  • Z-clip of easy hanging

ChromaLuxe Metal prints

Our ChromaLuxe™ metal prints are created by using a high-heat technology to fuse your image into the aluminum metal for incredible visual depth and luminosity.

The use of dye-sublimation (infusing dyes directly into the metal print) provides results that are outstandingly clear, vibrant, and well preserved for years to come. Printing images directly onto a surface holds a higher risk of unwanted scratching. The dye sublimation process of infusing dyes directly into the coating provides permanent protection for your artwork.

Benefits of Chromaluxe Metal Prints

  • Long-lasting archival quality, up to 65 years indoors
  • Extremely lightweight with unmatched durability
  • Scratch, fade, fire, and water-resistant
  • Custom sizing is available up to 8 feet
  • Unsurpassed color brilliance and vibrancy
  • An easy-to-clean substrate,
ChromaLuxe is the premium choice for hospitals and healthcare facilities. But also enjoyed in Homes, Hotels, and businesses alike.
ChromaLuxe metal prints can be cleaned with any all-purpose cleaner and wiped with a cloth. Easy cleaning allows for your museum-quality artwork to retain its shine, hassle-free.

Which is the best print for me?

ChromaLuxe Metal prints are great for those that love collecting art, but aren’t ready to invest at the higher price of museum quality just yet. These metal prints are often found in homes, businesses, waiting rooms, hotels, hospitals, and more. 

TruLife Acrylic Prints are usually for those that want the best that will last. These are the perfect print medium for high-end businesses, interior designers, fine art connoisseurs, art collectors, museums, or anyone who simply wants the highest quality vivid image possible that will last a lifetime.