Beware Of Cheap Acrylic Prints

Ok maybe beware is a bit strong, but the old adage holds true in print just like any other industry.  You generally get what you pay for.  We’ve heard all the horror stories from customers that have come to us over the years of missed deadlines, inferior quality and awful customer support.  If you’re looking for cheap acrylic prints, you won’t find them here, but what you will get are quite a few resources (including this post), to help navigate the waters of the printing industry (and in particular the acrylic prints industry).  Our focus at Bumblejax isn’t racing to the bottom of cheapest and fastest, but producing a high quality product and experience every single time.

We get it ..  face-mounted gallery quality acrylic prints aren’t cheap and may not fit into a budget so a cheaper version may be a better option.   Just know that the cheaper you go in this industry, the more due diligence you should do and hopefully this guide provides a starting point for researching the print house that will be doing the work.   If the due diligence isn’t done, you might find it far more expensive to go cheap than paying a bit more on the first go.

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How To Resize Images Without Losing Quality For Printing

So you’ve taken that perfect photo in the perfect moment.  A photo that would be impossible to duplicate.  The problem is you want to print it large, but for whatever reason, the resolution just isn’t there to produce a quality print.  Perhaps the photo was taken using an old camera, or the photographer sent a low resolution photo and has disappeared or won’t provide the high resolution image (it happens!).  Maybe the photo was taken using a phone camera and/or edited using an app which can greatly diminish resolution.  We also see customers that have uploaded their photos to Facebook or Instagram and have lost the original.  The problem is that these services restrict the size of the image and resize it before posting it to their site.   This is a real problem for those that want to print their photos large.   Whatever the reason, it’s tough to tell a customer who has captured a cherished moment in their life that they can’t produce a quality print at the size they want (or in some cases, any size at all).

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Canvas Prints by Bumblejax Now Available

Order Your Canvas Prints Online Here
See Our Canvas Product Page For More Info

Yeah it might seem a bit nuts to just now be offering canvas prints given their popularity, but our focus has been and will always be (for the most part!) launching highly unique photo display products.  It’s why we’ve focused on our acrylic, bamboo and raw aluminum products and more recently added birch, bordered dibond and a high-end acrylic designer series product.

That said, many of customers who have come to trust our quality and service over the years have mentioned they’d like to get all their artwork done with us.  It’s a more seamless process this way and we’re always improving our service based on customer feedback.  If you’re a new customer looking for canvas prints we’d love to work with you as well!

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Acrylic Prints Standoffs Option Available

While most of our customers prefer our acrylic prints to float off the wall with the hanging hardware completely hidden, on occasion we’ll get a request to provide a standoff hanging solution.  Whether that’s due to wanting to match an acrylic print you purchased somewhere else, prefer this look or need it for more secure hanging, we can do it for you custom!

We can provide the standoff hanging solution with our 1/4″ and 1/2″ thick acrylic.  This option excludes the dibond backer since it’s not as necessary.  The standoff bolts in each corner help keep the print from bowing.  Our floating/hidden option requires a dibond backer to provide that rigidity along with a place to adhere our floating and hanging hardware.

A Note About Secure Hanging:

Some customers want the standoff hang option for more secure hanging.  For example, in a public space where there might be concerns about someone deciding they love the art and believe it will look better in their own home 🙂  In reality, this option isn’t 100% secure, but certainly a better deterrent to theft than a wire hanging solution.  For a completely secure hanging solution, we recommend our hidden float and hang system using an aluminum cleat.  We include security hardware and a unique tool so that only those with the tool can remove the art.  This is custom as well so please inquire about this options if you need it.

We don’t currently offer the standoff option or security hardware within our online ordering system so please contact us for pricing and details!

This article highlights all the custom acrylic prints options.

 

Diptych & Triptych Prints As Featured Wall Art

So you’ve just moved into a new place or maybe you’ve just always had a big white wall and couldn’t decide what to put there.  There are many options to choose from and it’s difficult to decide what to do.  What material, how large, which photo, maybe a painting instead?  It can be paralyzing to think about all the options, but here is one idea that some of our customers choose and that’s the diptych or triptych art option.  Maybe it’s an option for you as well.  We can create these for you using our very popular and vibrant acrylic product or our softer, more matte products using bamboo, raw aluminum or dibond.  You can use your own photo to personalize your home or office or choose from the millions of images we have in our art gallery.

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What Is Giclée (Fine Art) Printing

We get lots of questions each day about printing and there are a few printing buzzwords that come up frequently that unfortunately don’t have short definitive answers.  Let’s call them “loaded buzzwords” since the terms can open up a lengthy discussion and create confusion rather than definitive answers particularly if you peruse the subjects in printing forums.  One such topic of discussion is giclee printing and what constitutes a “giclee print”.  There are some critical key components to look out for which we’ll get into later.

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Photos On Glass Vs Acrylic Face Mounting

In taking customer calls, live chats and emails we see a lot of similar questions being raised about product specifications along with some confusion about what exactly our customer is looking for.  Today, I wanted to clear up a bit of confusion as well as lay out the differences, advantages, and disadvantages between photos on glass and photos on acrylic.

I think some of the confusion lies in the fact that sometimes people see an acrylic print in a gallery and not knowing exactly what it is, assume it is glass.  If the photo you see in a gallery is frameless it will almost always be acrylic.  Adding to the confusion, some companies are using “glass” and “acrylic” interchangeably in their marketing copy so you might be thinking you’re getting glass, but it’s actually acrylic!

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Bumblejax Printing & Product Buyer Guides

We have released two guides to help our customers prepare their files for printing and determine the best product and configuration for their particular photo, style preference, decor and/or budget.  We know it can be a tough decision to decide on a particular product especially if you’re new to this style of frameless photo mounting.  Hopefully, the buyer’s guide will help steer you in the right direction! Of course, we’re available via email, phone, and live chat too if you need to consult with one of our experts.

Here are the links or just click on the images below.

Bumblejax Printing Guide   |    Bumblejax Product Guide

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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