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The wonder of acrylic art
“What is that?” Tap. Tap. Tap. The temptation to gently tap the surface of the art with the tip of the nail is difficult to resist for most. Every time I have an acrylic piece on display at a show or in my studio, it catches the eye and prompts questions.
For colorful photographs with depth and detail, acrylic is by far my favorite medium.
Acrylic makes images come to life, more so than traditional surfaces like fine-art paper or canvas. Details are perfectly preserved through its crystal-clear sharpness. Acrylic highlights vibrant colors and enhances the depth of the image, and the result is stunning to the eye.
Printing on acrylic is a multi-step process that requires special equipment and expertise. The digital image is printed directly on a pure acrylic sheet. The image is then cut and its edges are polished. The back is sealed with a black or white film backing in order to prevent light from shining through from the back and causing glare. The image takes on a glossy brilliance from edge to edge. Acrylic also has the advantage of being lightweight and impact-resistant compared to glass.
Because it is so crisp and clean, acrylic also lends itself well to any space or style of decor. Acrylic art can be a standalone piece on a wall, or can be part of a gallery wall as a focal point. Depending on the choice of the image, the thickness of the acrylic and its hanging options, acrylic art can have an airy, minimalist look, or even give a space a modern, industrial flair. It works well in bright rooms, and has no problem being in damp or humid places like a bathroom.
When you custom-order acrylic prints from my shop, you can choose between the thickness of the acrylic, as well as between two wall-mount options: (1) a floater frame option, in which the acrylic is backed with a wood frame and wire, so that the acrylic pops off the wall in a sleek way, or (2) metal "standoffs" placed in each corner, anchoring the acrylic to the wall and giving it a more modern look. By default, the photograph is printed all the way up to the edge of the acrylic, but if you prefer to have a margin around the image, you could make a request when ordering.
Bring the world home on acrylic!
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