Fractures - printing on glass; has anyone tried this?

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  1. tirediron

    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Fractures. Looks like a very cool product; a bit pricey for those of us in the Great White North, but I could see it being really cool for big landscapes and such.


     
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    Braineack Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Almost used it. Do it and tell me!
     
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    Pricey for those of us in the South also, but it certainly has a cool factor.
     
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    Tha name doesn't make me feel all warm and fuzzy about the longevity of the product. lol
     
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    2mm thick glass isn't very thick for the larger sizes.
    But then it would get heavy fast with thicker glass and the large size.
     
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    The image is printed on the back side of the glass and in the video we can see the product has a high sheen.
    They do not offer a non-glare option nor anything like a matte finish for the image.

    There is a 3/16 thick piece of some type/grade of foamcore behind the image that will offer some measure of protection to the inks/dyes used to print the image and serves to hang the image on a wall. The foamcore cannot be removed. If it is acidic as applied, or becomes acidic over time, the acidity will likely degrade the inks/dyes at some point in the future.

    The web site says you clean the front just like you clean any glass.

    Except their 4 sizes of square prints, their 6 other sizes are all 4:3 aspect ratio sizes.
    What are the exact printing dimensions for your standard sizes? - Fracture Help Center
     
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    I think the metal prints are a much better choice. What is the advantage of having on glass which is heavier and more fragile?
     
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    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I'm not sure; I'm picturing it as having the same sort of sheen as metal, but with some depth. I'd like to actually see one.
     
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    the only reason that held me back was I couldn't figure out the mounting solution and I didn't want to put it up in a place that it could easily get knocked off the wall and break.

    but I wanted to do this shot in the glass:

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    Artesa Winery
    by Braineack, on Flickr
     
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    I've seen the option to print on Acrylic before - which should give similar appearance, would be less prone to smashing but will probably scratch easier...

    I've avoided trying them so far due to the expense.
     
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    I ran into a fine art photographer at one of the First Friday Art Walks in Phoenix back in November of 2012. He had a few prints on display that were etched to glass - so no colors. He said they were very heavy (about a 20x30" piece of glass with 16x24" printed area) and the mounting was the typical hole through the glass and then a spacer to set the glass away from the wall. This is very different from the Fractures, but is another option with glass.

    Having glass in front of the printed image should give a longer life to the image as long as the print material is acid free as Keith noted.
     
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    I think images with lots of colors will really pop.

    its the mount I'm iffy about if that's just cutout foamcore: Fracture

    as I'd probably print it in L or XL.


    ah they even have an FAQ: How to Display Your Fracture On a Wall - Fracture Help Center

    looks like the large ones have a metal reinforcement. but I wish there were two screw mounts not just one. hmmm.
     

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