Fine Art Nature Photography Prints
Acrylic, Metal, Paper
First of all, thank you so much for visiting my website and your interest in my photography! Once you have decided on which fine art piece to purchase, the next step is to decide the size and medium to print it on. There are so many options today that this can be a daunting and somewhat stressful choice. I'm here to help. The information on this page should aid that decision and address any questions you might have regarding print size and material. Of course you can contact me at any time if you have questions.
I have already done the leg work of researching the types of print medium available today, and tried countless number of test prints to determine what choices to offer. I take great pride in my work and only recommend the very best print medium on the market. I am proud to offer four distinct options to accommodate personal tastes and budgets, with each print series using only the highest quality material within its class. Sizes range from 16"x24" to a whopping 60"x40" that can take up an entire wall.
- World Class Prints: Lumachrome HD TruLife Acrylic Prints
- Premier Prints: LexJet Metallic Acrylic Prints
- Superior Prints: Chromaluxe Dye Sublimation Metal Prints
- Traditional Prints: Fuji Crystal Archive Paper Prints
The details of each series and how they are mounted are listed below. I know you will be very happy with any of these options.
World Class: Lumachrome HD Acrylic Prints
If you want the very best, look no further than Lumachrome HD Acrylic prints. They are the highest quality prints in the world today. Lumachrome HD Acrylic prints are museum quality pieces of art and widely recognized as top of the line due to their sensational visual depth, bright appearance, razor sharp resolution, beautiful tonal range, and brilliant colors. They have been described as having an incredible 3D image quality to them.
Your transparent archival photograph is encapsulated between a pure white poly surface and a crystal clear, scratch resistant, non-reflective acrylic glass. Light is essentially trapped within the glass, which results in the stunning 3D visual characteristic Lumachrome is famous for. There’s simply nothing that compares to them!
Lumachrome prints are sensational enough, but included with your purchase is a special coating on the glass named TruLife™. “TruLife™ ensures the brilliant colors truly stand out giving your artwork a true-to-life appearance that other acrylic products simply can’t match. That’s because TruLife™ Anti-Reflective Acrylic is manufactured with a proprietary anti-reflective coating that creates a nearly invisible surface, eliminating any distracting reflections or annoying glare that are associated with other acrylic plexiglass printing substrates.”
Your print will be more than just a breathtaking piece of artwork. The material will eliminate reflections and glares, is 99% UV protected, and is also abrasion resistant and anti-static.
The Lumachrome HD Acrylic Print is finished using a "Float Mount" system, creating a ready to hang work of art that does not require exterior framing. These pieces look great without frames which saves on cost, and the float Mount system allows the print to jump off the wall for an even more impressive display.
The Gallery Deluxe float mount system includes an 1/8" inch Acrylic Facemount with a 3mm Comatex protective backing and a 1.3" inch thick ROMA back mounted floating frame.
Lumachrome HD Acrylic prints will always be my recommendation for customers wanting the absolute best print in the world hanging on their wall. This is a 60"x40" Lumachrome HD Acrylic print of Star Power, which I recently sold to a local client. The exquisite detail, color, and tonality range is absolutely amazing.
Premier: LexJet Metallic Acrylic Prints
The Premier Print Series focuses on exceptional high-end vibrant prints made to last a lifetime. I'm proud to introduce LexJet Metallic Acrylic Prints, which are a more cost-friendly option to the World Class Lumachrome Acrylic prints. What's the difference? Frankly, it can be difficult to tell. These prints are face-mounted to 1/8" of plexiglass, and do not contain the TruLife coating that is included with the Lumachrome prints. The image is printed on a LexJet metallic surface which really allows images to pop. LexJet Metallic prints provide comparable quality to Lumachrome and are guaranteed to impress any audience. They are sensational artwork additions to any home or business, and are back mounted with Dibond for additional protection.
Superior: Chromaluxe Dye Sublimation Metal Prints
The Superior Print Series are printed on metal. Metal aluminum prints have become increasingly popular in recent years because of their visually striking characteristics, durability, lightweight material, and availability at a reasonable cost point. Metal prints are created by infusing inks directly onto aluminum plates, creating a metallic look that enhances detail and provides stunning contrast and color. While metal prints do not have that 3D visual depth or inner light characteristic as acrylic prints do, they are nonetheless stunning pieces of artwork. I have several metal prints hanging in my own house and love them. This is a 30x20" Chromaluxe metal print of Fire Tree we have hanging in our house.
The Chromaluxe aluminum photo panels are coated with a custom formulated multi-layer polymer finish which provides a durable foundation (scratch, fade, fire, water resistant) for visually stunning images.
The ChromaLuxe white metal print is my metal print of choice after experimenting with several print labs and types of aluminum metal. The ChromaLuxe prints have an additional vibrancy and contrast that is unmatched, while maintaining the true tonal range of the image. ChromaLuxe prints also appear to better at true color representation which can be an issue with some metal prints. The process of printing directly on metal with a heat press can lead to minor color changes, especially greens. It is the primary reason why metal prints are considered a minor step down from the acrylics. Metal prints are best suited for environments where reflections and glare are not an issue. This is a very important consideration when choosing your print medium.
All my Chromaluxe metal prints include a black powdered aluminum extrusion frame for a true professional finish. These frames are undersized by 2 inches around the edges of the print and come with an aluminum "Z-clip" for wall mounting. This extrusion frame allows the metal print to extend out from the wall and provides an even more attractive presence in any room.
Traditional: Fuji Crystal Archive Paper Prints
The Traditional Print Series are paper prints. The traditional photo prints on paper have largely given ground to the higher quality and more visually stunning acrylic and metal prints, for understandable reasons. Many of my photographer peers have opted not to include paper products as part of their product line anymore. However, I realize there are plenty of potential customers who may wish to own my artwork, but simply lack the financial means to splurge on museum quality acrylic or metal pieces. So I offer the best paper prints on the market today as an alternative. Fuji Crystal Archive Paper Prints will last for years if not decades. This HD photo paper uses a polyester-based silver-halide material optimized for professional galley-level displays. It has a high-gloss finish, offers sharp detail, high intensity colors, and a distinctive appearance that gives it a luxury feel.
All my prints will include a 2mm black styrene backing that provides additional protection and a more polished product. A white backing is available upon request. Paper prints are usually matted and framed, but there are so many options and personal preferences for mats and frames, I leave that decision up to the customer.
Choosing the print size is the final decision, and I offer five different sizes ranging from 16"x24" all the way up to a whopping 40"x60". To help visualize what size to order, here are three prints of Morning Glory hanging next to each other.
I think you will find my prices are very competitive, and consistently more cost-friendly than similar products on the market. I strive to keep the prices as low as possible. The price summary below does not include any discount codes, so its very likely the prints can be purchased at even further reduced rates. The acrylic and metal prints include French cleats so they are ready to hang.
I offer free shipping anywhere within the United States. This is a substantial benefit for anyone who purchases my prints, since shipping costs for large packages are quite exorbitant these days. Prints are packaged securely by the print lab and guaranteed to arrive in perfect condition. In the rare chance of shipping damage, please notify me as soon as possible and I will get you another print. Please allow 3-4 weeks for delivery.
So what are limited editions and why are they important? Most artwork is sold as 'open editions', meaning that an unlimited number of prints of the same image can be produced over time. This obviously limits their value.
An investment in fine artwork should be protected not only physically, but from a financial aspect as well. That is why every photograph in my collection is limited in number, with most as an edition of 150 images. When each photograph has reached it's production limit, REGARDLESS of medium or size it will never be produced again. I'm proud to offer limited editions which includes a paper medium in addition to the very high end acrylic and metal pieces. Most artists today do not offer that option.
When you purchase an image from Chris Marler Photography, rest assured you will truly own a unique piece of art. Every print is digitally embedded in an unobtrusive manner with my signature and your edition number (such as 69/150) in the bottom corner. A signed and numbered Certificate of Authenticity is a shipped separately from the print itself for additional provenance.