Although our product is quite unique, our process is much the same as ordering printed pieces. All we need is a scaled ai or eps file (in some cases a pdf can work as well) to determine if we can duplicate the exact design in Metalpress, or if we need to make slight modifications in order to accommodate the process. Any modification would be approved by you and/or your client before moving forward.
Metalpress can be combined with most papers, metal, wood, plastic, Lucite®, lacquer, glass, and polished stone. We are always open to testing new substrates, so please contact us if you have a material you would like to test.
Metalpress can also be easily combined with a variety of printing techniques, allowing you to create an entire design out of Metalpress, or simply highlight certain design elements of your piece with Metalpress (i.e. insignias). When combining Metalpress with printing, please keep in mind that the Metalpress application would have to be the last step in the process, and you may want to include registration points in your print design to help align the Metalpress pieces.
Currently, available finishes are: Polished Silver, Matte Silver, Polished Gold, Matte Gold, Polished Gunmetal, and Matte Gunmetal.
Lead time for samples and full orders is three weeks from approval of final design, but rush orders can be accommodated (a rush fee may apply).