Standard Dimensions Available
Signatures, Stamping & Logos
DuraPlaq offers an assortment of packaging solutions:
- Premium Shipping Box (based on art dimension; see Shipping, Packaging & Delivery Options for pricing)
- Standard Pallet ($50.00)
- Over-Sized Pallet ($75)
- Image / Logo Printed on Shipping Box ($10.00 per/box)
AlumaPlaqs are a distinctive way to display artwork with crisp, clean edges and a sleek, thin profile. No flimsy or cheap looking hangers, this durable and lightweight aluminum product looks cohesive and touts its all around 100% recyclable premium aluminum construction. Premium 1/16” aluminum is precision cut with immaculate accuracy using a high tech waterjet and is hand polished to be smooth. With an aluminum backing, this premium product is made out of aluminum from front to back and is built to last. A recessed 3/4” aluminum backing creates a floating effect by using a simple and secure aluminum French cleat hanging system suitable for use in almost any situation. A DuraPlaq fine art print or customer supplied print is mounted in a fully acid-free manner to aluminum and customized with a selection of fine art surface finishes. Metallic or glossy type prints are recommended for this product to add extra depth, clarity, and iridescence for a remarkably modern presentation. If you are looking for a product printed directly onto aluminum check out the AlumaPrint product.
Material and Sizing Specifications:
Premium quality, 100% recyclable, 1/16” thick aluminum on the face and 3/4” aluminum float backing with aluminum French cleat hanger. Aluminum is precision cut with a state-of-the-art waterjet and hand polished to be smooth and finished from front to back. Overall depth of product is 13/16” from front face to wall. This product is available fully customizable up to 48” x 96” and is available up to 50” x 120” with surface finish restrictions.
Aluminum French cleat hanging system. Each AlumaPlaq comes ready to hang, complete with appropriate hanging hardware suitable to most traditional wall installations. Custom hanging options available including standoffs or keyholes upon request. Please visit the care section for hanging instructions on how to hang an AlumaPlaq. AlumaPlaqs are not recommended for sizes smaller than 8”x10” in order to keep the French cleat hanger concealed and recessed. Wire hangers can be added to most AlumaPlaqs; however, DuraPlaq does not warranty or recommend this hanging method due to instability in hanging.
Material and Sizing Specifications:
Premium quality, 100% recyclable, 1/16” thick aluminum on the face and 3/4” aluminum tubing for the backing. Aluminum is precision cut with a state-of-the-art laser with unprecedented accuracy and hand polished to be smooth and finished from front to back. Overall depth of product is 13/16” from front face to wall, please note overall depth of combined pieces will vary. This product is available fully customized up to 48” x 96” and is available up to 50” x 120” with surface finish restrictions.
Surface Finish Options:
A hand-created swirled finish is applied to the raw aluminum. This offers a contemporary, sleek aluminum appearance. Please visit the care section for instructions on cleaning and maintenance.
Aluminum French cleat hanging system. Each AlumaPlaq Bottom Stack comes ready to hang, complete with screws and wall anchors for hanging. Custom hanging options available including standoffs and keyholes upon request. Please visit the care section for hanging instructions on how to best hang an AlumaPlaq Bottom Stack. AlumaPlaq Bottom Stacks are not recommended for sizes smaller than 8”x10” in order to keep the French cleat hanger concealed and recessed. Wire hangers can be added to most AlumaPlaq Bottom Stacks; however, DuraPlaq® does not warranty or recommend this hanging method due to instability in hanging.
The AlumaPlaq has a straight cut aluminum edge with slightly rounded corners giving it clean and simple appearance. Please note that when providing artwork or image files, signatures and crucial components of an image or print should be a minimum 1/4” from the edge to accommodate trimming during the production process.
Standard dimension pricing is shared below as our retail pricing structure. Wholesale pricing and discounts apply for business owners. To qualify for a discounted wholesale rate, we invite you to register for a business account today.
Questions about our standard pricing? Contact our customer service team at +1 970.381.3421 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1) Any size available up to 96″ x 48″
2) Direct Printing is included in pricing. Mounted Paper Print Pricing is NOT included in product pricing.
3) Specify Sheer or White Aluminum base when ordering the AlumaPress product.
4) AlumaPrint product is direct printed with UV-cured inks to aluminum substrate.
5) AlumaPress products feature a radius/rounded corner. Straight angle corner is available on request.
6) Aluminum products feature an aluminum backer supported by an aluminum frame hanging solution with cleat. Complimentary hardware is included in products that feature a hanging solution.
7) Aluminum Bottom Stack comes standard with a ‘swirl’ textured finish (Removable Top Stack option adds 10% to Bottom Stack pricing.)
Please contact our customer service team at +1 970.381.3421 or email us at email@example.com if you have any questions, comments or concerns when placing your order.
Prepping Your Files For Printing
For the best resolution and end product, please submit image files in 8 or 16 bit format using Adobe 98. For optimal print resolution, files should maintain 300 or 600 dpi at the desired print size, in tiff, jpeg, psd, or psb format. Please make sure your artwork reflects the required image file dimensions for our preset dimension products.
Custom Size, Custom Price
Customization is our standard, so there is no need to compromise or crop the native dimensions of your image. All products are produced using the dimensions that you specify (rounded to the nearest 1/8″). Please refer to our PRICING tab for preset pricing and customization option
If you need to display a custom print or presentation style, please feel free to contact our team to discuss your design needs!
Artwork that is subject to beveled edging can reduce your artwork dimensions up to 1/4″ from each side. Placement of your signature or crucial image composition should placed at a minimum of 1/4″ away from this trim margin. Please review our Terms and Conditions for additional details regarding image resolution, customization, applicable fees and more.
Due to the nature of printing to materials with varying base colors, textures and finishes, there may be variations in the surface and overall appearance of a direct or infused print. Inks and end product quality are not guaranteed with customer provided materials due to varying ink transfer and adherence of materials. We do not offer replacements on customer provided materials or prints if end product does not meet customer expectations.
Every DuraPlaq product is developed and designed with durability and ease of care as one of our core objectives. Our products are delivered with the highest quality standards in preservation and protection, tailored to illuminate your artwork’s color and luster throughout its life cycle.
DuraPlaq products are primarily designed for indoor use, ideal in low to moderate humidity. To maintain your product’s longevity, it is not recommended to display artwork in prolonged, direct sunlight, or store in environments over 150 degrees Fahrenheit.
Ammonia-free glass cleaner and a clean cloth are recommended for the general cleaning of a DuraPlaq products.
For best results, … spray glass cleaner on a clean, soft cloth (prevent over-spraying and streaking on the surface), and wipe-down a plaque with gentle, circular motions. Many surface finishes will allow for heavier grease or debris removal using additional cleaning products (noted below); varying per surface finish.
Please do not use ammonia or acetone-based cleaning products. These chemicals dramatically reduce the longevity and durability of our protective finishes.
DuraPlaq surface finishes protect and preserve artwork with a durable, UV-protective and water resistant finishes.
Satin Finish is DuraPlaq highest gloss finish. Products that feature our Satin Surface Finish includes a complimentary Novus® Fine Scratch Remover and Novus® Plastic Clean & Shine packs. These products (found in your hardware pillow pack) can be used to buff-out hairline scratches. DuraPlaq applies Novus® polishes to our Satin surface finishes before packaging the finished piece.
Satin Finish yields a moisture-resistant and UV-protected finish; it can be used indoors even in high humidity environments. Even with the durable and UV protective satin finish, it is not recommend to hang artwork in prolonged direct sunlight or leave in heat over 150 degrees Fahrenheit.
Velvet Finish is DuraPlaq’s most durable surface coating. This finish has a slight texture that protects from scratches and other damage. As a high durability finish, it is most popular in high traffic and commercial environments.
To clean Velvet Finish, we recommend using ammonia-free glass cleaner in conjunction with a clean cotton or micro fiber cloth. Velvet Finish is a moisture-resistant and UV-protected finish and can be used indoors–even in high humidity environments. Even with UV protection we don’t recommend hanging artwork in prolonged direct sunlight. Please do not leave this surface finish in prolonged heat over 150 degrees Fahrenheit.
To remove heavier grease (fingerprints) or debris, Isopropyl or Denatured Alcohol may be used for cleaning.
MATTE AND SEMI MATTE FINISH:
Matte and Semi-Matte Finishes can be cleaned with ammonia free glass cleaner and a clean cotton or micro fiber cloth. You may also us Isopropyl or Denatured Alcohol to remove heaver grease or debris. These are moisture resistant and UV protected finishes. It can be used indoors even in high humidity environments. Even with UV protection we don’t recommend hanging artwork in prolonged direct sunlight. Please do not leave this surface finish in prolonged heat over 150 degrees Fahrenheit.
ECONOMY LINE PRODUCTS AND DIRECT PRINTS:
Direct prints have a UV and water-resistant protection integrated within the ink, eliminating the need for added surface protection upon application. These prints are resilient to UV light and can be used in strenuous environmental conditions, such as direct sunlight–even usage in the seasonal outdoors.
Please note that during cleaning some residual ink may show on the cloth during the first couple cleans. DuraPlaq does not recommend the use of denatured alcohol or acetone in the cleaning of these products.
Frames come in many different varieties and finishes. DuraPlaq recommends using only ammonia free glass cleaner and micro fiber or cotton cloths to clean these products. Water and moisture should be removed immediately as most frames are constructed of wood, which can be adversely affected by prolonged exposure to moisture.
DuraPlaq glass products are best cleaned with an ammonia free glass cleaner and micro fiber or cotton cloths. Spraying on the cloth will prevent over spraying. Using round circular motions work well to prevent streaks. If the glass you purchased is UV protected it can be used in UV light areas. Even with UV protection we don’t recommend hanging artwork in prolonged direct sunlight.
DuraPlaq Plexi products can be clean easily with an ammonia free glass cleaner and micro fiber or cotton cloths. Spraying on the cloth will prevent over spraying. Using round circular motions work well to prevent streaks. DuraPlaqs normal Plexi products are UV protected and have an added scratch protection on the surface. This prevents hairline scratches from occurring during cleaning. Even with UV protection we don’t recommend hanging artwork in prolonged direct sunlight. Please do not leave Plexi products in prolonged heat over 150 degrees Fahrenheit.