"I am thrilled with the quality of the home sweet home metal wall art that my sister and I created with shutterfly. It is several photos of my two friends on metal that can be hung on a wall at their new second home. I know they will love it. Everything was perfect from creation to shipment. Happy with the price too."
July 24, 2014Shutterfly's finest quality
"This is a tiny 100+ year old partially-hand-colored family photo (oddly sized, probably about 3X7) that I scanned at 600 dpi, digitally restored and color-corrected using a great program called Recolored (time-consuming and tricky until you get the hang of it, but the results are phenomenal), and my efforts yielded a true work of art. Through Shutterfly I've had it printed on metal, paper, plastic (the padded cover of a family photo book), and woven into a blanket (the original photo is taped to the blanket in the picture below to give an idea of how much it was blown up).
I had to saturate the color on the blanket so it wouldn't turn out too dark; the paper prints (on various stock) all look oversaturated although they're not; and the plastic book cover looks good... but there's absolutely no question that the metal print turned out the best. The details are clearly defined, the colors are properly saturated and really pop, and the glossy finish adds a nice sheen to the photograph (though it's SO glassy that I wonder if the matte finish would've looked better).
My only complaint is the hanging apparatus - I bought this as a birthday present for my mom to hang over her mantle. The larger aluminum prints require two nails/screws, which is totally unnecessary given the light weight. Shutterfly provides a cardboard plate to drive the nails through so they're properly placed, but it was still a difficult feat going into brick and mortar - it would've been nice if I could have used the single nail that was already there for the heavier wooden-frame photo that I replaced. Annoyingly, I wound up chipping the paint on the bottom setting it on the fireplace while trying to get the nails even, which never would have happened if it required a single nail (and/or had I not scraped it on brick).
The hefty price tag on the metal prints is certainly off-putting but from what I've seen this is the best that Shutterfly has to offer. Aluminum is easy to clean and doesn't rust, so "
October 11, 2014Sea turtle
"The print I received was better than I expected it to be considering it was taken under water with a cheap camera. Loved the metal medium! Great job Shutterfly. I will use them for all the pictures I print."
September 20, 2014Blown Away
"Went out on a limb to try this new product and chose a challenging photograph as well. The item was on sale and I am glad I took the chance ... the outcome is amazing. So much so that I had to give this intended Christmas gift to a friend for safe keeping (it's September!!!) .... can't wait for my husband's reaction. The photo quality was A+, speed to receive A+, came packaged so securely, it would have survived a skyscraper fall - you guessed it, A+! This is the 2nd time I've tried one of their new products (photo collage on wood was equally beautiful) and they did not disappoint. Way to keep the ideas fresh, Shutterfly."
March 21, 2014WL
"This true color, glossy, 8x10 reproduction of a photograph of mine was superb. The colors were brilliant and true; the definition was sharp and precise; and the glossy surface was excellent. This is the best and most stunning reproduction I have ever received of any kind, on any material."
Home Decor: Metal Prints
Our metal prints turn your photos into modern masterpieces. Photos are printed on ultra-slim an ultra slim panel featuring a brushed metal or true color effect. A frameless design gives our metal prints their clean, sophisticated look. Use one photo for a stunning display, or add multiple photos on one of our collage designs. You can even make it glossy or matte—it’s all up to you. Also, check out our desktop plaques and acrylic photo blocks.