DuratransDuratrans (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.
Lightboxes for DuratransJoining forces with LED technologists, we have developed colour-accurate lightboxes that can be colour-balanced exactly to our Kodak Duratrans film material.
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.
Turnaround timesDuratran 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.
Other types of fine art and photographic printing
C-type Photo PrintingDigital 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.
Fine Art Giclée PrintingOur Giclée print studio brings together more than 30 years experience in traditional photographic printing, with the technological advancements of inkjet technologies.
Black & White Photo PrintingMetro worked in close collaboration with Harman Technology to achieve a solution to the problem of printing vintage archives digitally, rather than by hand.
Duratrans PrintingOne of the great features of our new Superwide Lightjet XL500 is the ability to produce mural size photographic Duratrans at a level of quality unmatched by anything else out there.
Direct to Media PrintingDirect 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...
Vinyl PrintingVinyl 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.
Complement your pictures with expert hand made picture framing
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 […]