Professional Quality Photo Printing
When you are looking to print pictures, our Professional online photo printing service, available through our online ordering system, is fast and easy to use. Simply take a look at our fantastic range of professional photo papers and printing methods below, then upload your image files from your computer, device or directly from Dropbox and collect in our London EC1 branch, or we can deliver your prints worldwide.
Our printing prices are competitive and great value, with the added security that every technician at Metro, is an acknowledged expert, and has a wealth of experience when it comes to getting the best possible result from your images.
We believe we are uniquely equipped to exceed your expectations, both technically and with our wide choice of both photographic and fine art papers.Order Now
Types of photo printing available online
C-type Photo Printing
Digital C Type photographic prints produced on our Lambda or Lightjet photographic printers have the archival and tonal benefits of traditional photographic papers, with the advantages of digital photo printing.
Ctypes are essentially a conventional photographic print from a digital file, and as such are the most suitable option when printing a colour photograph, to display either mounted or framed.
Fine Art Giclée Printing
Our Giclée print studio brings together more than 30 years experience in traditional photographic printing, with the technological advancements of inkjet technologies.
Giclee's are a gallery quality inkjet print onto fine art watercolour paper. They are most suitable for printing art illustrations, but can also be used for printing colour and black and white photographs.
Black & White Printing
Metro worked in close collaboration with Harman Technology to develop silver gelatin bromide fibre based and resin coated photographic prints from digital files. This allows museum quality real black and white prints from new or archive digital files.
Resin coated is the cheaper of the two process's, and is suitable for most types of black and white printing, without the danger of a colour cast. Fibre paper takes your images to another level and is great for gallery or museum use.
One of the great features of our new Superwide Lightjet XL500 is the ability to produce mural size photographic Duratrans (up to 3m x 1.8m) at a level of quality unmatched by anything else out there.
Duratrans have to be lit from behind, so need to be mounted in a pre existing rear lit display, or we produce led lightboxes inhouse, essentially a conventional photo frame containing the duratran and an led panel, suitable for exhibitions, museums, homes and galleries.
Direct to Media Printing
Direct to media printing is exactly that; we print your image directly to a substrate of your choice. Be it paper, card, aluminium, Perspex, canvas, wood, slate...
Our Jetrix UV inkjet flatbed printer can print on any flat surface up to 3m x 2m, less than 10cm thick. To ensure your material is suitable, we can print test prints around A4 in size.
Vinyl Phototex is chosen for it’s high quality Giclée finish as well as its ease of application to wall or mounting material due to it’s self-adhesive properties.
We can print on self adhesive vinyl, using our direct to media printer, in strips of 1.5m x 3m and these can be applied to the wall in the fashion of wallpaper to cover a complete wall or interior.
Add professional photo mounting if required
Sizes up to 120 inches x 72 inches / Supplied with an Aluminium sub-frame Perspex mounting is a contemporary way to present photographic prints for interiors and exhibitions. The print is bonded to Acrylic using a silicon gel and then backed with 2mm Dibond. Once the Perspex has been bonded to the front of your […]
Sizes up to 40 x 30 inches with wooden battens /60 x 40 inches with aluminium sub frame Aluminium mounting is widely popular due to the archival quality of the material. Although considerably heavier and slightly less rigid than Dibond, Aluminium has the advantage of a clean silver edge which many find attractive. Turn around […]
Sizes up to 40 inches x 30 inches with wooden battens /60 inches x 40 inches with aluminium sub frame Dibond® is an composite display material comprising two sheets of archival quality thin aluminium with a thermoplastic core. It is valued for its lightweight rigidity and clean white coating. At an additional cost panels can […]
Foamex is a solid PVC mounting material used for simple, non archival purposes such as exhibition prints requiring a durable substrate for touring shows or public exhibitions. It is available in a range of thicknesses. At Metro we use 3mm and 5mm Foamex only.
Sizes up to 84 inches x 48 inches in 5mm or 10mm Foamboard is a lightweight mounting material used for large hanging signs and displays or as a smooth and rigid substrate for framing photographs. Prints mounted to foamboard may be attached to the wall using velcro or small nails. Surprisingly sturdy and very light.
MDF mounting is an effective and economical way of displaying prints, available in 9 or 12mm thickness. Although heavy, MDF is very rigid and the painted edges create a finished effect for mounted prints that, especially when sealed, will stand up to the toughest environments.
Kapa Foamboard is a lightweight mounting material used for large hanging signs and displays or as a smooth and rigid substrate for framing photographs. We use Kapa foamboard, known for its aluminium foil surface, which adds a layer of protection for photographic paper. Kapa is available in 5 mm and 10 mm sheets.
Sizes up to 60 x 40 inches We use grey centred board made from alpha cellulose providing very high degrees of protection. Our board passes the Silver Tarnish test making it suitable for mounting precious photographs. With a ph value of 7.5 even after 200 years, this board offers a very high protection for the […]
Or present your pictures with our expert hand made picture frames
Similar to tray frames but a more slimline offering. Works are often reverse Perspex float mounted with only a minimal gap between the work and the moulding.
The tray frame is perfect for photographic prints that have been dry mounted and don’t necessarily require glazing. The print is set back slightly below the face of the frame to prevent damage. Tray frames are a good way to display large prints without the cost of specialist glazing. Your print is mounted to Dibond […]
This is a stylish take on the box frame, with your print mounted inside the box, rather than fitted edge to edge. Your print is mounted to 2mm Aluminium to create a sleek borderless surround for your print. There is a gap between the work and the moulding creating a ‘floating’ effect.
Box frames create a space between the print and the glazing, so there is no contact with the glass. Using Waterwhite float glass, your print is mounted first to Foamboard or a similar substrate before being set into a box moulding with a fillet spacer. The fillet keeps the glass and print separate, so the […]
The black option has a deep, black satin finish, which is perfect for showing off strong photographic prints.Available in: narrow: (15mm) and wide: (20mm) Turn around time: By negotiation
Sizes up to 40 x 30 inches Natural oak wood is perfect for setting off warm tones and compliments most photographic prints. Available in: narrow: (15mm) and wide: (20mm) Turn around time: By negotiation For larger sizes and a wider range of framing options, please visit our bespoke framing service at Metro Imaging.
We have thousands of frame mouldings available to complement your chosen frame style
We have an extensive range of Framing Glass available. The most exciting advances have been in the Specialist Glass area. As well as protection from UV damage there are a number of ranges of glass that have been treated to become almost invisible. As standard we use Water White Float glass in 2mm and 3mm […]