There was a time, when if you wanted to display your photographs, you had them printed and popped them into a frame. But then came along canvas prints, acrylic prints and even custom printed wallpaper.
Now artistic-minded photographers who want something different are said to be opting for printing their images on aluminium.
While the technique will obviously not suit all images, bosses at printlounge.co.uk say it is "great for those wanting an experimental edge to their photography."
High-resolution images are printed directly onto brushed aluminium which is mitre grooved and fabricated to create an 'AlloyBox' -- giving the effect of a chunk of metal hanging on your wall.
AlloyBoxes can be produced in sizes up to 3m x 1.6m and are 2.5cm deep. They have concealed keyhole fixings.