Add a Metallic Touch to Your Prints


Sometimes, an image needs a specialty printing substrate to really make it pop. Take landscapes and waterscapes for example. An extra metallic touch can lend interest to your photograph, giving the water a realistic glistening effect. At American®Frame, we have two great options for printing substrates that will give your photograph a metallic look.



Aluminum is a modern and sophisticated base for printing photographs. It’s perfect for achieving an industrial look and for applications where eliminating glare is important.
Aluminum is powder-coated before printing, so you can be sure colors are translated accurately. Your aluminum print will come with a wood hanging system attached to back that floats art 1-1/4" from the wall, eliminating the need to frame it.
Please be aware that the lead time for aluminum prints typically takes 6 weeks, depending on the project. Printed 2x2’ aluminum and acrylic samples are available upon request.

Moab Slickrock Metallic Pearl Paper 260
This is a specialty paper designed to enhance images with a metallic look, transforming them into lifelike, nearly 3D-quality prints. This paper has a high gloss, a unique pearlescent finish and metallic sheen that makes images shine.

It’s acid-free, water-resistant, resin-coated and weighs 260 gsm with a 12 mil thickness and a neutral pH.
Because print and frame projects on Moab Slickrock Metallic Pearl Paper are fulfilled by our in-house printing professionals, the lead time is typically only 3-5 business days. That makes it the perfect solution for artists in a time crunch.
If you’re choosing this paper, we recommend ordering a resolution or color proof so you can ensure your image is printed exactly to your specifications.
Need assistance choosing the perfect fine art or photographic paper for your print and frame project? Our printing experts are happy to help. Contact us.