Acrylic Print Adds Liquid Depth
By Joan Sherwood, Senior Editor
Acrylic prints are one of the hot new products emerging to tempt consumers. White Wall recently gave Professional Photographer the opportunity to test one of their offerings.
I captured a still life photo that I thought would suit this medium, uploaded the file and placed my order through White Wall’s simple online ordering interface. In seven business days my print had arrived from Germany. The packaging was not excessive but perfectly protected the 36x24-inch print.
White Wall offers several acrylic print options, including a direct print behind acrylic glass, an original photo print under acrylic glass, an original photo print under matte acrylic, and an original photo print under special resin. It can be a little difficult to discern the difference between them, but cue words like “premium” as well as the pricing structure help you figure it out. Photographers can also order a free White Wall product sample set (plus $7.95 shipping) so that there’s no guesswork involved. Just look for the product sample set link at the bottom of any page in the White Wall site.
I ordered a direct print behind acrylic glass for our test. Frankly, I was blown away by the results. The acrylic accentuated the depth of field in the image that made it look so much better than it did on a computer screen; it brought the photo to life. The acrylic is astoundingly clear, the color is vibrant, and for homes and businesses with a modern décor, this medium is a natural fit.
My print arrived with metal rails already installed on the back of the print for easy hanging. That’s included in the price, but you can de-select it if you prefer not to get it.
Acrylic prints are available in several standard sizes and aspect ratios. Custom sizes can also be produced.
If this is a product your target market would appreciate, I encourage you to check it out. It’s certainly an eye catcher.