I’ll be entering my first fair soon and space is not an issue. My plan is to show 10-15 large prints (40x60) along with more selections in one smaller size that I’ll print myself. I’m looking for a great printing company for the large prints and also am curious about the floating metal prints I see at most fairs and if that is my best option. Also, I’m out of Chicago, so I’m guessing that I’d be better off finding someone local to avoid shipping on my initial order.



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  • For smaller Chromaluxe metal prints, I use Denny Mfg, their photonovelty.com printing division. Denny Mfg has been in business since the 1940's making commercial photo studio props and backdrops, and banners. A partial price list is;







    There are square prints available also. I use the 12x16 and 12x18 sizes, occasionally the 12x24. The hanging hardware are composite wood mounting blocks, two per print. One is a small 2" square block for the bottom block and a larger 4" square block that has a groove cut into the block with a wider circle at one end for a a nail head and the rest of the groove is undercut and smaller so it won't pop off of a nail. They are attached with some pretty strong thin double faced tape that is already attached to the blocks. You put on the blocks yourself. I've used them for a good 7-8 years now and only had a couple that were printed improperly. I called them and they reprinted them, told me to keep the old ones.

    I've just sent them an email to consider doing 16x24 Chromaluxe prints.


  • Alumichrome is the best I have worked with...  The offer a great product and customer service,
    and good turnaround times.

    Their website is alumichrome.com - Tell them I referred you.

  • Bumble Jax (they give a great discount) Pro DPI and Nevada are my 3 go to printers.


  • I use Blazing Editions in Rhode Island. blazing.com Ask for Merry. Tell them Ireferred. Exquisite work; you get what you pay for.

    • Thanks Jonathan, I appreciate the lead


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    • Thanks Holly! I'll check them out

  • WHCC is not local but I believe over a certain price point shipping is free. Located out of the Twin Cities area in MN. I use them for my printing needs. 

    • Thanks for the info Stephen

  • I print at printique.com and bayphoto.com

    A word of warning: I do several art shows a year and 40x60 is very cumbersome.  You'll only be able to display 12 inside a tent and any damage to them is very costly.

    Personally, I stick to 20x30 and 24x36 as my biggest sizes at art shows, but 40x60 is certainly eye catching. 

    • That is good info, Richard!  I'm also doing my first show this year, and was wondering if I should go higher than 24x36 - but I think that I'll stick to that and below.  Just got my first set of acrylic and metal prints from BayPhoto - and was impressed with 7 out of 8.

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