Print 2 Metal takes out photo award
Innovative business Print 2 Metal has won the inaugural industry supplier award at the national Find A Photographer Australia Photography Business Awards.
Owned by Frank Hoekstra and Maria Cosgrove, the Oakleigh business Print 2 Metal specialises in the printing of photos onto metal. It took top spot in the annual awards, with Queensland-based Bespoke Packaging in second spot.
Maria Cosgrove said, “The award was determined by client feedback. We were blown away for the comments, and thrilled with the perception that we have in the market. We take care in our work.”
Print 2 Metal uses the dye sublimation printing process, which it says makes the imagery stand out with its “brilliant luminescence and vibrant depth of colour”.
The process starts by printing the file onto transfer paper. This is then positioned onto a specially coated Chromaluxe aluminium sheet, and placed into a heat press, infusing the archival links into the durable and scratch resistant surface.
Print 2 Metal offers custom sizes, a range of five different aluminium surfaces, and its own designed aluminium framing. Trade pricing is available to printers.
The company was the first in Australia to offer photo printing onto metal, when it was established a decade ago, and today is the only company that is solely dedicated to printing onto metal.