"Just received the third of a series of three 20x30 metal prints created by Shutterfly. I could not be happier with the results. The prints look GREAT. Resolution is excellent, color is vibrant, and the image looks really good on the metal media. Design / setup at Shutterfly was easy, and I was pleasantly surprised at how quick the turnaround and delivery was. Shutterfly and metal prints are highly recommended by this user! 5 stars, for sure."
August 27, 2014Metal wall art
"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."
November 17, 2014Love It!
"This is my first large piece to buy from Shutterfly. I have been ordering books, cards, and calendars for the last 6 years.
I am really happy with the quality. It was easy to hang. The metal is such an awesome look. I put this piece in the bedroom. I would buy another one. I went with a larger size of 20*30 I am so happy I did. I wanted to fill the wall but I didn't want to spend to much money. This is a great look because I was able to display many pictures. This was the way to go. I was really happy because I order it early in the week and it was at my house that weekend. I am very happy!"
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 "
June 29, 2014Absolutely Magnificent!
"This was my son's gift to my husband on Father's Day, and it appears as if he bought it from a gallery. Shutterfly's reproduction of my son's photo from his basic camera is exquisite! The colors are vivid and the gloss helps make the colors pop. It does reflect light, as do all gloss photos, but this makes it more regal and clear in our eyes. It was delivered much soon than expected, too! This reproduction medium will now be the standard in our home!"
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.