Professional Duratran printing, (short for Durable Transparency) is a brand name of Kodak translucent-base film consisting of a translucent-base material, which allows light to diffuse through the image.
Whether you’d like to work with us online or in our London studio, we are confident we have a service to meet your individual needs.
With new super-slim LED Lightboxes, Duratrans have become popular for artists, architects and interior designers. The image can be evenly lit from edge to edge, something rarely possible with florescent tubing, especially across a large area. These materials are especially suited to large exhibition or advertising displays as they’re very hard wearing.
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
What is a Duratran Print?
Duratrans (short for Durable Transparency) is a brand name of Kodak translucent-base film consisting of a translucent-base material, which allows light to diffuse through the image. This rich material brings an outstanding cinematic dimension to photographic stills.
Duratran prints are only available via our Premier print service,which is aimed at clients who need more input than a simple on-screen check. This service begins with a meeting to establish the parameters of the brief. You are introduced to a production manager and printer, both of whom will stay with you for the duration of the job and indeed for the duration of your time working with Metro. The dialogue between yourself and the printer extends beyond the initial brief and emails and calls are passed back and forth over the duration of production.