Lumachrome® TruLife® Acrylic Prints

Unrivaled Craftsmanship. Archival Longevity.

Regarded as the highest quality print medium available today, Lumachrome® TruLife® acrylic face-mount prints earn the distinction of being the absolute gold standard of photographic presentation.

Praised by professional photographers worldwide, Lumachrome® is a proprietary, state-of-the-art printing material that is simply unsurpassed in quality, longevity, and beauty.


Are Lumachrome® Prints Similar In Style To Peter Lik Prints?

Customers often ask if Lumachrome® prints look similar to the 'style' made popular by Australian landscape photographer Peter Lik. Indeed, Lik does print his work in the acrylic face-mount style, where the large, saturated photographs in his galleries almost appear like they are 'backlit' from behind.

But this special glowing effect is simply the result of accent lighting aimed at the print from the front, and is a common trait shared by all acrylic prints. So although Peter Lik's prints are acrylic face-mounts, that is where the similarities to Lumachrome® end.

You can read my article 'The Peter Lik Phenomenon' which helps to explain why many art buyers mistakenly credit Peter Lik for inventing acrylic prints.

A serene waterfall in Costa Rica surrounded by lush green vegetation.
'Lost World', La Paz Waterfall, Costa Rica. Limited Edition of 150.


The Magic of Lumachrome®

Lumachrome® is a unique archival transparency photo paper infused with iridium particles that features vivid, brilliant colors lasting over 120 years with incredible 3D depth and dimensionality. When lit with quality lighting, its strong reactive properties make it come alive with a glowing response that is absolutely stunning.

Accent lighting aimed at these special prints will refract or 'bounce' within the acrylic, causing a unique effect that appears to illuminate the image from within and make it appear 'backlit' like a computer or television screen.

This captivating effect is unique to the acrylic face-mount style and is the reason they look so bright and vibrant, full of rich detail with amazing depth.

The multi-layer structure of these amazing prints make them beautiful objects of art unto themselves.


TruLife® Acrylic

Of the many acrylic options that can be used on a face-mount photograph, experts agree that there is only one choice for a true museum-quality art piece.

TruLife® is a revolutionary optically clear acrylic with an anti-reflective coating that drastically reduces reflections and glare while allowing viewers to see the finest details in the image.

The thickness of the acrylic gives the photograph an amazing three-dimensional depth with vibrant color and clarity that is unsurpassed. Additionally, this acrylic gives your art piece 99% UV protection, is abrasion resistant, has anti-static properties that repel dust, and it cleans like glass with no special acrylic cleaner required.


World Class Quality

Combining the best of both worlds, Lumachrome® print technology coupled with TruLife® acrylic produces breathtaking works of art that offer incredible 3D depth, intense color, and razor-sharp clarity for the highest-resolution viewing experience possible in a photograph.

A recessed float-frame mounted on the rear of the art piece makes the print appear to 'float' on your wall for an awe-inspiring, contemporary presentation with no external framing required.

Lumachrome® TruLife® acrylic prints are designed to be presented frameless. The recessed rear floating frame becomes invisible after hanging and will make your print appear to 'float' off of your wall.

Due to the unsurpassed quality and anti-reflective properties of these pieces, they are the MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED print medium that I offer, especially when hanging in rooms with windows or other bright sources of light. Note that this is a VERY important consideration when choosing your print medium.


Can You Frame A Lumachrome® Print Yourself?

It is important to note that this print style is designed to be presented frameless, meaning that a recessed floating frame will be attached to the rear of the print which becomes invisible after hanging. Your print will appear to 'float' approximately one and a half inches off of your wall.

If you intend to externally frame this print style, please consider a Charity Edition print instead, which is identical except that the rear floating frame is deleted and an external wooden frame is added.

All Limited Edition Lumachrome® TruLife® acrylic prints are accompanied by a hand-signed, laminated certificate of authenticity which is shipped to you separately.

All prints are expertly packaged in custom crates and fully insured to arrive at your home or office free of damage and ready to hang.