Material selection aid

The hard work is done...


You have carefully considered which design you want on your wall only to find that you still have to make a decision; What material will you have the poster printed on? To increase the stress of choosing, most designs have many different materials to choose from, each with their own characteristics and advantages. That doesn't make it any easier, nice guy, that PosterJunkie... Sorry.

I have been wondering for a while what the latest addition to my studio will look like. To help myself and you get started, I will briefly and concisely explain per material type why you should or should not choose a material.

In the video below you get an impression of the different materials, you can read more details further down.

Alu-dibond

If you are looking for wall decoration that stands out, then you are in the right place with a print on aluminum dibond. The full color print jumps off the plate. The designs on dibond are very suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. Dibond plates are light plates that consist of three layers. The outer layers are made of 0.3 mm thick aluminum and the core is made of black plastic, also called polyethylene. The entire plate is 3 mm thick.

Dibond is an aluminum sandwich plate that is stiff and very lightweight due to this structure, and is also durable. Due to the excellent product properties for indoor and outdoor use, a dibond poster is a perfect choice for your art in the living room or in the garden.

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Plexiglass

Most people are familiar with plexiglass, but this material also comes in many different shapes and sizes. I will now only limit myself to PosterJunkie's plexiglass product. The designs are printed on crystal clear plexiglass of 5mm thick. The full color print of the design is placed on the back of the plate and is finished with a layer of white, so that the poster on plexiglass is not transparent anywhere. The colors and contrasts of designs look great on plexiglass. It is, just like regular glass, a shiny material. So if you dare to shine, this is the choice for you

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Canvas

Canvas is a material that needs little explanation. It consists of a canvas that is stretched over a wooden frame of 18 mm thick. The whole gives a nice spatial effect on the wall. The print on the canvas will have a matte appearance due to the material.

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acoustic panel

The acoustic panel is made up of four different layers. The top layer has a sharp print and special point bonding, so that the structure remains open for sound absorption. After a sound-permeable intermediate layer, which dampens the midrange, comes the acoustic material. This is made from 90% cotton fibers from mechanically recycled jeans. This means that the textile is pulled apart by a machine to a fiber level. The long fibers of cotton ensure that sound waves are well absorbed. This ensures that noise pollution is drastically reduced and reverberation is reduced. The whole thing is also finished with sound-dampening midrange.

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Textile frame

Textile cloth with high-quality print

The textile cloth is made from Dekostof. The material is characterized by strong colors, a matte appearance and is ideally suited for indoor applications. The flexible polyester cloth has a fine structure and absorbs light instead of reflecting it. This way the print is always visible.

Hang it up and you're done

The textile frame is supplied in two parts, the frame and the cloth. You can then easily place the canvas in the frame. You will receive standard wall plates. This makes it easy to hang the frame. Screws and plugs are not included.

Removable cloth

Tired of the design? No problem! You can easily change the cloth. This makes the frame incredibly versatile.

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Paper

Last but not least, good old paper. Choosing the right paper for posters is very important. After extensively studying various printing proofs, PosterJunkie decided to use 270 gram matt photo paper, finished with a single-sided lamination. The paper is very thick, so it can absorb the ink well without warping. The laminate layer provides extra protection against UV light (due to discoloration) and moisture. Because a poster on paper is cheaper than the other materials, you can alternate with your designs in the frame.

Need help?


I hope I have been able to provide you with some clarity in the deep jungle of materials to make an informed decision. If you still have any questions despite this information, please contact me at info@posterjunkie.eu and I will be happy to help you.