Direct to Media UV Printing
Direct to Media UV printing is exactly that; we can print your image directly to a flat substrate of your choice, up to four inches thick and 8 x 10 ft as one full piece. Direct to media can be highly durable compared to traditional prints mounted to a substrate, with the added bonus of being water-resistant.
At Vogue and National Portrait Gallery we really can say, without any question how much we appreciated all the work Metro put in.— Robin Muir, Vogue 100
We can print on any flat material
CopperWorking and testing with a variety of materials gives us an opportunity to come up with one-off beautiful pieces like this copper landscape print from Carl Bigmore's series 'Between Two Mysteries.' Find out more
Vinyl & TextilesWe've worked with interior designers to create truly unique, one-off pieces of art and decor. We'll happily test ideas with you in our lab, so pop us an email or come and see us and we'll talk through your ideas. Find out more
Direct to Media vs Photographic Prints
Direct to Media printing cuts out the need for a photographic print that is then mounted to a substrate. By printing directly to a surface, such as Perspex or glass, we can create special effects on transparent materials. Artwork becomes more robust and can even be used for outdoor exhibitions, opening artists up to a whole new way of showing their work.
What is Direct to Media Printing?
Direct to Media Printing is a large format, inkjet printing process which allows images to be printed directly on to almost any flat surface, using fine full-colour inks.
The ink is sprayed directly on to the printing surface, which is then dried by UV light that dries almost instantly.
Why Use Direct to Media?
Unlike traditional printing, Direct to Media inks are bonded to the surface of the substrate, resulting in a resistant and long-lasting image, that can even be displayed outside.
Self-Service: 10 working days for Foamex and Vinyl prints.
Bespoke: contact us to arrange an appointment.