Choosing the Best Media Type for your Photography Artwork

Horstmann Designs offers a variety of media types. To make is easier to choose, we’ve added some additional detail around each of our wall art options.  Framed prints are generally the more sophisticated option and can be customized for the room via the selection of a matching frame color.  Metal prints are perfect for vibrant colors and deep contrast. Soft subtle images generally don’t work as well on this media.  Canvas prints are more versatile than metal prints, and give a gallery-ready appearance.  Both soft and bold images work well with canvas.  Fine art prints arrived unframed and offer flexibility.  

Framed Prints

Our photography artwork is printed with archival, pigment-based inks on Kodak Endura Premier Paper. Archival and acid-free, Lustre-finished photo paper (260 gsm) has a textured appearance with a very slight sheen. This paper type is the standard in professional printing. A contemporary solid wood frame with a thickness of 1.25 inches and a depth of 0.8 inches is custom-built around a 2-inch white mat. A scratch-resistant acrylic insert protects the artwork. Framed prints produced in the U.S. have a black paper backing. Finished wall art arrives ready to hang. Larger sizes are finished with a wire hanger. Smaller sizes are finished with a sawtooth hanger. Felt or rubber bumpers protect the wall. Options include the print size and the frame color.

Canvas Wraps

This photography artwork is printed with an 8 color, 8 pass pigment-based inkjet, designed to hold up over time without fading.  Artist-grade poly-cotton blend canvas is stretched across a  light-weight 100% renewable wood stretcher and frame (1.25 inches thick). Our canvas wraps are fabricated to stay taut and flat. The U.V. coating is scratch-resistant. Canvas wraps shipped in the U.S. have a hard-sealed backing and hanging hardware. Canvas wraps shipped outside of the U.S. come with an open back and are ready to hang with a sawtooth hanger. Options include the canvas wrap size.

Metal Prints

Dye in infused directly into specially coated 100% recycled ChromaLuxe aluminum sheets. Eco-friendly, the metal print is 0.045 inches thick. With a High Gloss finish, the brilliant white surface offers unsurpassed detail and vibrance. A matte finish is added for minimal glare. This product has sharp corners and must be handled with care. Float mount hangers are attached to the back of the print. Metal prints float 0.5 inches off the wall when hung. Options include the metal print size.

Fine Art Prints

The photography artwork is printed on white premium matted artist-grade paper (175 gsm). Archival, acid-free pigment-based inks are used with a giclee printing technique. Options include the size of the fine art print. The photography artwork arrives unframed.


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