About

Welcome to MK METAL PRINTS.  You might be wondering who or what is MK METAL PRINTS and what does MK stand for?

MK stands for me, Matt Koenig.  I’m the owner and photographer of MK METAL PRINTS.

MK METAL PRINTS

Me at Borobudur in Indonesia.

I’ve been shooting and enjoying photography for over 30 years.  I use my photography as a medium for conveying and sharing my vision of the world around me.

Maybe you are wondering – What is a metal print?

You may be curious as to what a metal print is.  Can you actually make a photo on metal?

You can and I have to say the first time I saw a metal print I was amazed.

The richness in color, the clarity and the almost 3 dimensional appearance makes the image literally pop off the wall.  Many have commented that it looks HD.

Metal prints are also known as dye-infused sublimation aluminum prints.

The technique involves printing the image on a special contact sheet which is placed on a specially coated aluminum sheet and then under heat and pressure (sublimation) the inks on the contact sheet go from solid to gas and literally embed themselves into the metal.  It’s science at it’s best.

The result is an archival quality, water proof and scratch resistant medium that looks like nothing else out there.

Why metal prints?

From the very first time I saw a metal print I fell in love with the clean modern look of them.  I knew that metal was the only medium I wanted to showcase my work on.

It’s one of those things that you have to see in person before you truly appreciate the way metal brings out the feelings of the image.

MK METAL PRINTS come out of the box ready to hang on your wall.  There is no matting and no framing which I think leaves a clean modern and unique look in your office or home.  There is a hanger on the back so the metal print stands up off the wall a bit giving it depth and a museum like presence.  It’s guaranteed to be a conversation starter.

This is why I print exclusively on metal.

Where do you find your inspiration?

I graduated from college with a degree in Wildlife Science and worked as a wildlife biologist for several years on endangered species programs including spotted owls, marbeled murrelets and snowy plovers.

I’ve always had an affinity for the outdoors and growing up we spent time as a family camping and hiking through my home state of Oregon.

One winter I hit the road and traveled around the southwest of the US exploring places like Death Valley, Joshua Tree National Park, Organ Pipe Cactus National Park and my favorite, Zion National Park.

I backpacked into a remote area of Zion and enjoyed the solitude and beauty of nature.

I draw much of my inspiration from the natural world and like to make photos that try to speak to our personal connection with nature.

I never grow tired of a beautiful sunrise or sunset, a pristine beach, the colorful plume of an exotic bird a crisp cold mountain stream or the fog drifting through a forest canopy.

How often do we find ourselves caught up in our daily lives only to realize that something inside of us is empty and searching for something?

I want my photos and metal prints to remind us that there is a whole world out there waiting for us to come alive and seek it out.

What makes MK METAL PRINTS unique?

You are a savvy shopper and want only the best for the best price.  I certainly can’t argue against that.

So let me tell you the value you receive when you order a metal print from MK METAL PRINTS.

  • You work directly with me, Matt Koenig, owner and photographer. I don’t have anyone else answering my emails or fulfilling orders.  It’s just me working hard to provide you with the best metal print of the image you want and love.  I want you to not only be happy with your metal print but ecstatic with the beauty and quality and make it something that brings you great pride when you see it on your wall.
  • You become an elite member of this small company (really it’s just me behind the scenes although sometimes I solicit help from my kids who promptly remind me that they don’t work for free, which then prompts me to remind them that their rent for room and board is due soon).
  • I donate a percentage of every sale to charitable causes such as Charity:Water, Kiva and several environmental organizations as I feel it’s important to give when we are blessed which I feel I am with this business.  This also means we are partners in changing the world for the better.
  • You receive an incredible dye-infused sublimation aluminum print (metal print) of the image you selected, delivered to your door and ready to hang right out of the box.  You will seriously be inviting strangers over to your house just to show it off.

So there you have it.  MK METAL PRINTS is here to serve you in your decorative needs.  Whether it’s for your home, office or business I would love to work with you to provide you with the metal print of your dreams.

If you ever have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me at contact@mkmetalprints.com or use our contact form.