Metal Prints

Metal Prints, how in the name of science are these made?!

Metal prints are printed on specially-coated aluminum with a high gloss finish. 
Metal Prints are printed with a special dye infusion process directly onto the coated aluminum sheets.
Each print is installed with a floating hanger can be easily hung on a nail or hook

You blinded me with science! Can I use Instagram photos for the square sizes?

4" x 4" and 5x5" Metal prints are perfect for Instagram photos. For all other sizes you will need to upload your own high-res photos.

Okay, totally get it on the Instagram front, what size do my images need to be for the larger metal prints?

We do have minimum size requirements for these prints, they can be found below.

Square Metal Prints:

4x4" : 400x400 pixels
5x5" : 500x500 pixels
8x8" : 800x800 pixels
10x10": 1000x1000 pixels
16x16": 1600x1600 pixels
20x20": 2000x2000 pixels
24x24" : 2400x2400 pixels
30x30" : 3000x3000 pixels

Rectangular Metal Prints:

4x6": 400x600 pixels
5x7": 500x700 pixels
8x10": 800x1000 pixels
8x12": 800x1200 pixels
10x20": 1000x2000 pixels
12x18": 1200x1800 pixels
12x24": 1200x2400 pixels
12x36" (pano!): 1200x3600 pixels
16x20": 1600x2000 pixels
16x24": 1600x2400 pixels
20x30": 2000x3000 pixels
20x40": 2000x4000 pixels
24x36": 2400x3600 pixels
30x40": 3000x4000 pixels

Round Metal Prints:

5x5": 500x500 pixels
5x7": 500x700 pixels
8x8" : 800x800 pixels
8x10" : 800x1000 pixels
11x14" : 1100x1400 pixels
12x12": 1200x1200 pixels
16x16": 1600x1600 pixels
16x20" : 1600x2000 pixels
20x20": 2000x2000 pixels
24x24": 2400x2400 pixels
24x30": 2400x3000 pixels
30x30": 3000x3000 pixels
30x40": 3000x4000 pixels

Woohoo! My favorite photo is large enough. Will it print well? 

Our processor blocks photos that are too small, but cannot see things like resolution or lighting. (It is a very farsighted robot). A good way to tell if your photo will print great on a larger scale is to check the resolution. We print at 300 dpi, you want to be as close to this as possible. If you are still nervous, you can perform what we call the "zoom test" on your image prior to upload. Open up your photo on your computer's photo viewer, and zoom in a little bit. If you are seeing pixelation when you zoom, this will also show up in print.

As a general rule, we recommend printing photos that are taken in natural light. Indoor photos at low light can look fuzzy. (Sorry bar selfies!) 

A Note on Cropping:

These products print full bleed, and we really recommend keeping all subjects away from the edge of your crop. Our preview page does a great job, but the actual crop can be a tiny bit tighter. Please keep all heads and arms well inside the cropping area with a bit of breathing room for the best possible print.

More metal tidbits for trivia night:

The floating hanger will be attached in accordance to the orientation of the photo. You will be able to hang Landscape and Portrait prints correctly! If you have something a bit more abstract that you are worried will be hung in the wrong orientation, please e-mail us at hello@sps.io with your photo attached in the proper orientation so we can pass a note on to production.

Our metal prints are waterproof! We tested them in our office shower.

Metal prints are not magnetic! Pesky aluminum....

We like to gaze upon these prints while listening to Slayer and noodling on air guitar. Your experience may vary.

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