The idea of Odyssey photos is to bring together professional photographers willing to sell their photos to you as our end consumer. The support explained below is available as standard (direct print on support surface) or high end (photo is produced on high end photo paper and then fixed to the acrylic glass or dibond. An additional possibility is the framing of your artwork. See these possibilities under High End Framed. If you want to purchase this artwork in a small format, opt for our Stand Alone displays or acrylic blocs.
You can order the photo(s) you have choosen to be produced as an artwork on the following supports:
- Acrylic glas also called Plexiglas
The following articles explain these photo supports giving you the ability to choose your artwork based on your product knowledge.
Acrylic glass is a transparent thermoplastic used in sheet form as a leightweight alternative to normal glass. The material was already developed in 1928 in several different laboratories by many chemists, such as William Chalmers, Otto Röhm and Walter Bauer. It was first brought to market in 1933 by German Röhm&Haas AG and its partner and former U.S. affiliate Rohm and Haas Company under the trademark Plexiglas.
One can use acrylic glass in many circumstances, i.e furniture makers in the 1960s and 1970s gave this product a space age aesthetic outlook when creating office chairs and other deco products.
Photo labs use Plexiglas because it creates brilliant colors and an impressive depth effect. Plexiglas pictures are absolutely unbreakable and lighter than glass and therefore particularly suitable for color intensive photos. Odyssey offers you two presentation variants.
- The standard version in which your choosen image is connected to the Plexiglas by direct UV printing or
- Our high end product where the photo lab prints your image on premium ultra HD photo paper which is then laminated behind the acrylic glass. High end products can also be framed in an alu artbox or a wooden frame.
Dibond is a registered term for aluminum composite panels from 3A Composites, where aluminum is applied to both sides of a core plate made of the plastic polypropylene. The resulting composite panel is robust and has the typical aluminum look. Being extremely light, it does not seem bulky on the wall and can be mounted in large formats without any problems. For photo printing, there are different methods and qualities to print the dibond plate. Originally, the plate was developed for professional use. Today everyone can have them printed with their designs. To guarantee the color neutrality the image is closed on the back with a white print
Canvas is a lightweight alternative to acrylic glass and dibond. We use the digital photo, print it on canvas and stretch it on a wooden frame. By moving the printed artwork around the wooden frame, we achieve a three-dimensional art object with a superb artistic expressiveness. For the production of your artwork on canvas, the image resolution of modern photo technology is sufficient in every respect. Because of the specific texture, the demand for image resolution is lower than, for example, in offset printing. Even at medium resolutions, brilliant print results can be achieved.
To push the quality of your canvas artwork still a bit further, we can print your photo on textile. The used sublimation printing ends in razor-sharp and brilliant colors. During the process the colors evaporate completely into the fabric and the end result is just extraordinary.
In case you still need more, you can frame your artwork. We do have wooden frames in various wood species, frame thickness and colors.
The fine art print is a very classic way to transform a digital photo file into a large format. Because the modern digital printing process stands in the tradition of the classical photo creation. The photo itself is the star. Thanks to new premium papers and state-of-the-art printing technology, our photolabs realize Fine Art Prints that inspire throughout Europe.
Professional photographers swear by original photo prints produced in perfect, gallery quality on high-end photo papers. Thanks to a combination of modern technology and traditional photochemical know-how, photo prints live up to even the highest expectations.