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8 of the Best Reasons for Printing onto Metal

P2M Posts By November 8, 2018 Add Comments
Best Metal Prints

Photography: LandscapePhotographics

The choice of materials on which to print your photographs and artwork today is simply amazing and in the end really comes down to personal preference. If you’re thinking of doing something slightly different that will look even more stunning than traditional printed media then you really can’t go past printing onto metal.

Why I hear you ask?

Here’s 8 very good reasons why….


  • The process of printing onto metal via a heat press, infuses the inks deep into the aluminium sheet, not on top of it. As a result of this your image stands apart with it’s brilliant luminescence and vibrant depth of colour.
  • The metal has a hard scratch resistant surface that is both waterproof and weather proof. When you print your art or photography onto metal it makes it perfect to display in most places where you couldn’t use traditional materials, including commercial spaces, bathrooms and humid locations.
  • Metal art prints are archival and are expected to last more than 100 years under normal lighting conditions. So your memories never fade and your art lives on for generations.     (Test reports by ChromaLuxe  & Wilhelm Imaging Research can be read here.)
  • No more worries about splashes and marks because fine art metal prints can be easily cleaned with a soft cloth and water, or even glass cleaner.
  • Wall art metal prints have no need to be protected with glass. The frameless display style also gives your pictures a clean, modern look.
  • Large metal photo prints can still have the timeless white matt and framed look though. Because the framed metal print requires no glass, it then allows the viewer to be more in touch with the image.
  • Metal prints are available in matt and gloss surfaces meaning you can use your print in many more settings.

We kept the best to last though…

  • Aluminium prints are so lightweight they can be easily hung with removable hanging strips where nails and hooks can’t be used.

So what are you waiting for? A perfect solution to displaying your art and photography in a timeless and contemporary fashion. You can check out how to order here.


Dean Hohn’s Artwork Making a Difference

P2M Posts By September 14, 2017 Add Comments

At Print 2 Metal we have been inspired to get behind a very worthy cause and assist with printing images to help raise much needed funds for the  Care for Africa Foundation.

Most of us in this country take clean water for granted. Walking 6-8 hour per day to collect dirty, infected water from waterholes shared by wild animals is just unimaginable. The added risk that women and young girls could be molested and raped whilst collecting water for their family is chilling.

Dean Hohn learnt of this back in 2012, when the Care For Africa Foundation  were asking for donations of art to be auctioned off at their annual charity ball. When Dean found out about the work they were doing in 6 villages in Tanzania with no international aid, he felt he had to help.

Print 2 Metal have had the pleasure of printing for Dean since he picked up the camera again 5 years ago and began to indulge his passion for photography. He is a self-taught photographer who combines his photographs to create fine art images.

His ongoing study of Photoshop Artistry has led Dean to exhibit in multiple galleries around Tasmania and be selected twice as a finalist in the Glover Art Prize. Dean draws from nature for his inspiration and loves using colour, shapes, layers and textures when creating his images.

“I now use my art to help raise funds for the Care For Africa Foundation to assist with drilling water wells in the 6 villages they support in the Tarime District of Tanzania” says Dean.

Tickets for the next raffle of a beautiful collaborative piece by Dean and Nigel Lazenby can be purchased at the Penguin Creek Gallery in Penguin Tasmania, or by emailing Dean at The winner will be drawn on 24th October 2017.

Dean also raises funds for the Care For Africa Foundation using his images as designs on beautiful tops, scarves, sheer wraps, tote bags and pillow covers via Vida Clothing.

“Photography and Photo Artistry has become my life and it is a fantastic journey that allows me to create on a daily basis! I hope to make a difference in the world by changing the lives of people with basically nothing”.


Australia’s largest and most prestigious awards for professional print photography

P2M Posts By August 31, 2017 Add Comments

People viewing Print2metal prints at the Chromaluxe stand


The annual APPA event was held by the AIPP on the 25, 26 and 27 of August. Print 2 Metal were there to display some products and be part of the event along with Chromaluxe, the suppliers of their metal.

The Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) is the country’s only photographic membership body. This event has been running annually for the past 40 years and is one of the largest in the world. It is the only professional photography awards in Australia that require physical prints to be submitted for judging.

Live judging takes place in front of the public and images are critiqued on the spot. A panel of experts anonymously assesses all category winners’ work side-by-side to determine the overall winner. Innovation, content, creativity, technical excellence and impact are the key criteria when the images are reassessed.

In 2017, more than 500 entrants submitted a collective of almost 2,000 images to be judged for APPA. An industry leading high-level of work is always part of the event, where photographic heavyweights weigh-in on the finalists images to determine who will take the crown for each category.

The 2017 AIPP Australian Professional Photography Awards winners are:

• 2017 AIPP Australian Professional Photographer of the Year – sponsored by the AIPP – Keren Dobia
• 2017 AIPP Australian Portrait Photographer of the Year – sponsored by Canson – Keren Dobia
• 2017 Australian Epson Signature Worthy Award – sponsored by Epson – Keren Dobia
• 2017 AIPP Australian Commercial Photographer of the Year – sponsored by PPIB – Angela Miller
• 2017 AIPP Australian Creative Photographer of the Year – sponsored by Leica – Leah Kennedy
• 2017 AIPP Australian Documentary Photographer of the Year – sponsored by Nikon – Kelly Champion
• 2017 AIPP Australian Family Photographer of the Year – sponsored by Giclee Media Supplies – Katie Kolenberg
• 2017 AIPP Australian Illustrative Photographer of the Year – sponsored by EIZO – Kris Anderson
• 2017 AIPP Australian Landscape Photographer of the Year – sponsored by Fujifilm – Yane Sotiroski
• 2017 AIPP Australian Newborn Photographer of the Year – sponsored by Sigma – Jodie Andrews
• 2017 AIPP Australian Pet/Animal Photographer of the Year – sponsored by digiDIRECT – Angie Connell
• 2017 AIPP Australian Science Wildlife and Wild Places Photographer of the Year – sponsored by Lacie – Steven Duncan
• 2017 AIPP Australian Travel Photographer of the Year – sponsored by Camera Electronics – Mick Porter
• 2017 AIPP Australian Wedding Photographer of the Year – sponsored by Atkins Photo Lab – James Simmons
• 2017 AIPP Australian Album of the Year – sponsored by Momento Pro – Eric Ronald
• 2017 AIPP Australian Photographic Book of the Year – sponsored by Momento Pro – Steve Scalone
• 2017 AIPP Australian Emerging Photographer of the Year – sponsored by IPS – Barbara Brown
• 2017 AIPP Australian Student Photographer of the Year – sponsored by Kodak Alaris – Alec Morris
• 2017 AIPP Overseas Photographer of the Year – sponsored by digiDIRECT – Kelvin Gilbert
• 2017 Australian Highest Scoring Print – sponsored by ILFORD – Tania Malkin and Marija Sullavan
• 2017 AIPP Australian Tertiary Institution of the Year – sponsored by Nikon – North Metropolitan Tafe, Western Australia
• 2017 Grand Master Award – sponsored by the AIPP – Andrew Campbell

Judges viewing prints at Appa awards


Head On Photo Festival 5-28 May

P2M Posts By May 13, 2017 Add Comments

Australia’s most prestigious photography event, the Head On Photo Festival is now on across Sydney, with artists from across the globe, displaying images across all genres. The Festival has put together a fabulous program packed full of exciting exhibitions, workshops and talks presented by a mix of Australian and international talent.

As the major printing partner for the Festival, Print 2 Metal flew to Sydney last weekend not wanting to miss the official opening and the announcement of the winners of the Photo Awards.

The opening launch took place at UNSW Art & Design with well over a thousand photo enthusiasts in attendance and quite the party atmosphere.

Despite printing 450+ metal prints for the Festival it was only when in Sydney we really began to get a true sense of the enormity of the event.  Promotional flags line a number of major streets and exhibitions at the NSW Parliament House, the Museum of Sydney, the Sydney Town Hall and Paddington Town Hall, not to mention the number of smaller galleries, hotels, museums, libraries and local businesses that are involved, certainly adds to the prestige surrounding this international event.

Congratulations to all the amazing Head On Photo Awards winners and finalists and a big thank you to everyone who entered. We are most appreciative of the opportunity to print your amazing images. Finalists images can be seen :

Museum of Sydney (daily until Sunday 9 July) – Head On Portrait Prize, Mobile Prize and Student Prize Exhibitions

New South Wales Parliament House (Mon-Fri until Friday 26 May) – Head On Landscape Prize Exhibition

An extra special thank you to our metal supppliers, Chromaluxe who recognised the importance of Head On and the wonderful opportunity to present metal prints at their very best.

Thank you also to our other suppliers Mimaki and Sihl for their support with the printing of the Festival images onto metal.

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