Earlier this year, we were approached by Coby Brock, a prolific photographer based in Anchorage, Alaska. He was interested in acrylic in general but had some questions regarding TruLife® Acrylic. The best way to answer many of those questions is to see the product in action, so we face mounted an amazing image of a moose named Hook that he had been following for years.
Coby showed the face-mounted image of Hook to the proprietors of the Kantishna Gallery in Anchorage, and ultimately they decided to get a number of their featured prints facemounted on TruLife Acrylic.
Why? Well, there are many reasons anyone would opt for TruLife Acrylic, but we thought it best to let Justin Frechione from Kantishna Gallery relay his thought process directly.
What first attracted you about TruLife® Acrylic?
Well, Coby is the one that turned me on to TruLife Acrylic. I was not very familiar with photos displayed on the acrylic medium. However, when Coby showed me a side-by-side comparison between aluminum and acrylic, I became even more intrigued. The color and clarity are far more superior to anything I’ve seen in the past.
What were the alternatives you considered?
I considered ordering aluminum prints prior to seeing the results of an image printed on acrylic. Also, the cost of aluminum is slightly lower and being a new business, budget always plays a factor.
Why is the printing process/presentation part of art so important?
I think the printing process is one of the most important factors in portraying quality. The clarity and vibrancy is something that stands out to a casual observer. Those that know a bit more of what they’re looking at can also appreciate a clean, crisp photograph.
Why is what you print your material on important, and what considerations did you have when you were making this decision?
As a gallery owner, I was interested in catching people’s attention with amazing images that would remind them of their experience in Alaska. I was unfamiliar with the leading trends in the photography world, so once I saw a few samples of acrylic prints, I was thoroughly impressed. It made the decision that much easier.
As far as questions that Justin had regarding TruLife® Acrylic, the only one he called out was about care and cleaning. Specifically, he was curious about whether or not there were any special instructions or requirements when it comes to cleaning our product. Which is one of the most important characteristics of TruLife Acrylic!
The product possesses anti-static properties, which reduce the need for cleaning. It doesn’t attract dust or lint. On the rare occasion you do have to clean it, TruLife Acrylic cleans like glass, which means no special acrylic cleaner is needed. The coating is bonded to the acrylic and does not wipe away with cleaning.
If you have more questions regarding TruLife Acrylic, you can check out our TruLife Acrylic FAQs, and/or you should feel free to check out our Featured Photographers to see all the nice things they have to say about TruLife Acrylic, and don’t forget to sign up for our newsletter so we can deliver recent blog posts, along with any TruLife product and program updates, right to your inbox.
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