How Much Do You Know About Glass Photo Prints

On July 4, 2018 by Jack Dawson

Wall art plays a vital role in interior design as it creates the focal point of the design. Despite being an indispensable element of interior design, wall art is often not included into the scheme of design right from the start. In most cases, people think about wall art after going through all other aspects of designing the walls to furniture selection and placement. However, in the process, they are missing out on a splendid design opportunity. Thoughtful selection of wall art can light up the interior space and wall art is an element that can make a big difference in the aesthetic appeal of the place.

The secret of success in creating amazing interiors is to allow wall art to play a decisive role in interior design. For the purpose of creating perfect harmony with all other designing elements, you must learn the tricks of choosing the most appropriate wall art. You must be abreast of new ideas emerging in the world of interior design because the industry is always evolving. Not only interior designers but builders and architects too recognize the value of displaying artwork on the walls in all types of setting whether it is a home, commercial or office space. Creating exclusive prints hanging on the wall allow you to introduce a personal touch besides adding vibrant tones of colors.

Wall Art – The Choice Of Material

Wall Art

For many years canvas was the chosen strata for creating artwork because of reasons of cost as the canvas is very cheap. Even today, those who love to stick to tradition would opt for canvas. As a base material for artwork canvas has some disadvantages. The color is likely to fade with time and more so if it is exposed to sunlight. Since the artwork is usually mounted on wooden frames with pins, the mounting points become weak and might even give away as the pins rust with time. The canvas surface is not capable of reproducing the vibrancy of colors when the artwork is printed on it. This can diminish its appeal to a great extent. As a result, interior designers are now turning to new materials for printing artwork to be used for interior decoration.

Artwork On Glass

Artwork On Glass

Technology has progressed immensely in the area of printing on different media and designers, and interior decorators have found a better substitute of canvas for creating artwork to decorate interiors. Canvas art is now replaced with pictures on glass. By using the technique of printing photos on glass, it is possible to create splendid artwork that appears highly vibrant and provides immense satisfaction to designers. It is now possible to create custom glass prints of any size. The technology of glass printing has advanced considerably, and you can produce high-resolution images of any size of glass with the same ease. The commercial feasibility of printing pictures and photos on the glass is also a reason for the popularity of glass artwork because you can even print a single piece of artwork.

Unmatched Gloss And Shine

Unmatched Gloss And Shine

The media of glass has excellent color transfer properties that allow full transfer of colors and the glossy surface of glass enhances the appeal. The colors are an exact replica of the original photo or artwork that maintains high resolution and makes the photos look vivid and charming. The strong appeal of glass photos steals the attraction of the place as people just cannot help but notice it as soon as they step in.

Perfect For Moist Environments

Canvas Prints

If the room where you want to use the glass artwork has a moist environment, you cannot use a canvas artwork because it would spoil in no time as canvas absorbs moisture. The moisture would react with the paints and make it dull thereby rendering the artwork unattractive. However, this problem does not arise with glass photos because glass resists the action of moisture and the appearance and appeal of the artwork remain unaffected. Even if you install glass artwork in a humid and moist environment like sauna room or bathroom, the shine and luster remain as it is. The same is the case if you install it outdoor because besides having moisture resistant properties, glass is also capable of withstanding UV rays.

Easy To Clean

Glass Window Cleaning

Although the glass surface will not become dull, dust particles would settle on it. This is not a problem because you can gently wipe off the dust particles from the surface using soft cloth without creating scratches on the surface. Another advantage of glass is that it does not stain. For a shinier surface, you can even use some glass cleaner that enhances the polished look. Canvas is no match for glass on these accounts because it stains easily and is not easy to keep the surface clean.

Customization Of Prints

Photos On Glass

For being more creative with the prints on glass, you can cut the print according to your needs to give it a customized look. Custom cutting of print to any size is easy when printing it on a glass, and you can create any shape of your choice. This provides an excellent option of creating exclusive artwork by printing photos on a glass that comes in the shape that you would like the most. When printing on glass, you must leave a small portion around the borders so that the glass remains exposed as this would prevent the chipping or peeling of the print.

Second Surface Printing

Canvas Print

You can use either side of the glass when printing photos on it. The choice is more related to aesthetics and cost. While printing on the top sheet of glass is the standard practice that people follow, but if you like, you can print on the under the surface (backside) or the second surface too. The image has to be reversed for printing on the backside. The process of printing on the second surface is expensive.

The minimum size for glass photo printing is 1ft x 1ft, and it can be as large as 5ft x 10 ft. For higher sizes, you have to use several glass panels placed next to each other.

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