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Colorplak: The Framing Alternative • Created from prints or digital files • Six styles, including canvas wrap • An elegant addition to any décor • The ideal presentation for professional photography • Durable, economical displays for retail, hotels, restaurants, offices • Over 30 edge color choices

Cover room photo: Olivier Pojzman. Wall art:

• A cost-effective alternative to custom framing

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Colorplak: the cure for t Colorplak is the stylish alternative to conventional picture framing for photos, posters, and graphics. Available in six styles and dozens of color options, it’s perfect for any décor. It’s an economical alternative to conventional framing. In the Colorplak process, your image is dry mounted onto Medium Density Fiberboard


The slim 3/8" look of Colorlite is perfect for an understated, professional look. Great for photos, smaller posters, diplomas, and graphics.

(MDF) and then permanently sealed with a protective matte finish vinyl lamination that filters out 80% of UV light (to help your image resist fading). The plaque is then finished with a beveled edge in your choice of over 30 colors. The final result is a non–glare, easy to clean, professional product that is ready to hang and enjoy.


For an “off the wall” dramatic presentation, choose Colorfloat. A recessed 3/4" box frame lifts your image away from the wall. Great for small or large images (up to 4 x 8 feet).


Your images really stand out with the 1" thick Colorbox. A 1/4" board is combined with a 3/4" frame, and finished with a 1/8" bevel for a bold, yet lightweight presentation.

A Full Suite of Digital Services Colorplak’s technicians can scan, retouch, color-correct and collage your images. What’s more, we can mount and laminate your images, or print them on stretched canvas (Giclée). We can add borders too, from your files or ours. The possibilities are endless!

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For the effect of framing, without the frame, Hilite combines a 1/4" plaque with a larger 3/8" base plaque, creating a 2" border around your image. The base plaque can be custom printed with a color or pattern, for unlimited design choices.



The profile molding of the Classic plaque gives your image an elegant touch without a distracting frame. Great for fine art reproductions or photos, up to 44"x94."

Your image is printed on premium-quality canvas, then wrapped onto your choice of frame thickness, from 5/8" to 3," for a contemporary and elegant look. The wrapped edges can be left white, printed with a color, pattern, or a continuation of the image. Great for panoramic photos.

Edge Choices With the industry’s broadest selection of over 30 edge choices, Colorplak products will harmonize with any dÊcor. And our custom-printing capabilities for Hilite and Canvas products allow for truly unlimited color options.

OR Orange Red

BP Barbie Pink

CB Coffee Brown

X Dark Walnut

FG Forest Green Wood M Forest Green * Not available in Colorbox

PO Pumpkin

N Matte Gold

S Satin Cream

BW White Wood

W Cherry Marble V Electric Purple

E Electric Blue

J Navy Blue*

C Black Marble

A Matte Black

K Gloss Black

AP Black Pearl

LM Light Maple SW Sea Washed Pine

I Honey Oak

D Bright Blue Marble T Ice Blue Marble

SB Sky Blue

U Teal Marble

G Kelly Green

IP Ivory Pine

MS Matte Silver

B Matte White

AG Black Gold

VP Vintage Pewter

MC Milk Chocolate HC Hammered Copper*

ColorLite 3/8" Board with Beveled Edge ColorLite is our most popular style.Your artwork is permanently mounted on 3/8" MDF board, with a beveled edge to which color is applied. ColorLite is a most economical alternative to conventional framing. • Available in any size from 3" x 5" to 48" x 96" • Non Glare Finish • UV Protection to resist fading • Easy to clean • No glass to break • Ready to hang • Over 30 edge color choices

ColorLite is perfect for: • Family Photos • Children’s Artwork • Newspaper/ Magazine Articles • Diplomas • Posters • and more!

ColorLite profile 1/8" Bevel 3/8" Board

A Wide Range of Sizes Colorplak products are available in sizes ranging from 3" x 5" to 48" x 96" to fit any need, from a tiny keepsake photo to a billboard-size display graphic.

ColorFloat 1/4" Beveled-edge Board over 3/4" Floater

ColorFloat combines a 1/4" board with a 3/4" box frame inset 2" from the board edge, so your image appears to float above the mounting surface for a sophisticated gallery effect at an attractive price. • Available in any size from 5" x 7" to 48" x 96" • Non glare Finish • UV Protection to resist fading • Easy to clean • No glass to break • Ready to hang • Over 30 edge color choices

ColorFloat is perfect for: • Art photography • Large portraits • Posters • Offices ColorFloat • Uneven or profile 1/4" textured Beveled Floater wall surfaces 3/4" Board

Backside of ColorFloat

2" Overhang

Ready to Hang Every Colorplak includes a built-in mounting channel and a coarsethread screw – no extra mounting hardware to buy.

ColorBox 1" Box with 1/8" Beveled Edge ColorBox adds dimension to your artwork with a 1" thick box finished with a 1/8" beveled edge.ColorBox is great for fine art photos and art prints, or mix and match with ColorLite for dimensional variety. The deep 1" box gives your artwork a strong color accent, in your choice of edge colors. Especially effective for large images. • Available in any size from 3" x 5" to 48" x 96" • No Glare Finish • UV Protection to resist fading • Easy to clean • No glass to break • Ready to hang • Over 30 edge color choices

ColorBox is perfect for:

ColorBox profile 1/4" Board 1/8" Bevel

Photo by Victor Sizemore

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3/4" Backer

Green Manufacturing Colorplak strives to make it’s products and processes as sustainable and eco-friendly as we can. Our recycled wood MDF fiberboard is FSC and CARB certified. And our processes are designed to minimize waste and energy consumption.

Fine art photos Art prints Posters Office/retail display graphics and more!

HiLite 1/4" Board over 3/8" Base Board HiLite combines a 1/4" top board with a larger 3/8" base board, giving your image a 2" border, for a truly frame-like effect. The border can be printed with a solid color, or a decorative pattern.

HiLite profile

Photo by Patricia Mathis

2" Border

1/4" Beveled Top Board

3/8" Beveled Bottom Board

• Available in any size from 5" x 7" to 48" x 96" • No Glare Finish • UV Protection to resist fading • Easy to clean • No glass to break • Ready to hang • Over 30 edge color choices

HiLite is perfect for: • Portrait photography • Certificates • Scrapbook images

Edge Patterns Colorplak can add an edge pattern to your image, for an even more frame-like effect. Use one of our patterns, or supply your own. Available on any image printed by Colorplak.

Classic 5/8" Profile Molding Classic brings a traditional look to the Colorplak line. The 3/8" plaque is finished with a 5/8" compound-curve molding edge, for the elegance of a carved frame without the added expense. • Available in any size from 3" x 5" to 48" x 96" • No Glare Finish • UV Protection to resist fading • Easy to clean • No glass to break • Ready to hang • Over 30 edge color choices

Classic is perfect for: • • • • •

Heirloom photos Diplomas Awards Scrapbook images and more!

Classic profile 3/8" Board

5/8" Molding Edge

The Colorplak Guarantee Colorplak guarantees it’s materials and workmanship 100%. If you’re ever dissatisfied with a Colorplak product, we will repair or replace it for free. (See website for full details)

Canvas Premium Box Framed Canvas Gicleé With our Canvas process, your artwork is printed on premium-quality canvas using archival inks, then gallery-wrapped onto a stretcher box in your choice of thicknesses. Our exclusive CanvasSeal protects against UV fading, and eliminates ink rub-off and corner cracking. Backs are professionally finished with black linen tape and copper wire, ready to hang.

Photo by Patricia Mathis

• Available in any size from 5" x 7" to 40" x 96" • Canvas finish • No glass to break • 5/8", 1", 1-1/2", 2", 2-1/2" and 3" thicknesses available • Image can be wrapped around edges, or edges can be imprinted with any design

Canvas is perfect for: • Art photography • Portrait photography • Panoramic or large-scale images • Fine art reproductions

Canvas profile Canvas

2" high stretcher bar

I am continually impressed by Colorplak’s strong business ethics and excellent customer service." Dena Paponis Dahilig, Owner Arts in Action LLC, Los Angeles

Digital Services Gicleé Printing Colorplak offers printing on canvas (Gicleé) and photofinishing services, using the same professional-quality equipment we use to create Colorplak products. We work with digital files, or scan your originals and perform any required retouching and/or color correction. Gicleé printing is ideal for art and portrait photography, and limited-edition fine art reproductions. Gicleé canvases are typically gallery wrapped, covering the sides of the stretcher with canvas, which can be an extension of the image, a solid color, or a pattern. For more information, visit our website at or call toll-free (887) 988-8840.

Dry mounting on 1/4" board

Dry Mounting and Laminating Your artwork can be dry mounted with or without lamination on 1/4" board, or other substrates upon request. Board sizes up to 48" x 120" are available. The mounted art can be displayed as-is, or combined with a conventional picture frame. Dry mounted products can be combined with conventional frames for a unique look. Since no glass is involved, they’re perfect for high-traffic locations, such as offices and restaurants.

Photo retouching

Retouching Colorplak’s experienced technicians can retouch your images, whether it’s cleaning up a worn heirloom portrait or color-correcting a faded photograph. We work only on digital images, so your hard-copy original is not altered.

Collages Combining several images in a collage opens up a world of creative possibilities. Colorplak will be happy to take your originals and combine them digitally into a dramatic new composition.

Custom Borders Custom border patterns can further enhance your images. They can be applied to the plaque surface, much like matting is added to a framed picture, or even to the edges of our Canvas products. Custom borders are available on any image printed by Colorplak.

“Colorplak quality is always superb. They’ve definitely helped me improve my business.” –Victor Sizemore, Professional Photographer


Custom border patterns

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The Colorplak Process in Detail

Colorplak has spent over ten years perfecting long-lasting lamination technology that preserves your photos and art images, while allowing all the detail of the original to shine through. The result is a mounting system that is unexcelled for quality and value.

Step One: Mounting

Your image is mounted on high

quality Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) using archival-quality an


acid-free dry mounting adhesive.


Step Two: Joining

A heated hydraulic press, exerting

150,000 pounds of pressure, permanently joins the the image to the MDF board.

Step Three: Laminating

The mounted image is laminated

with a specially chosen vinyl coating which is engineered to reduce harmful UV radiation, preventing the image from yellowing or fading. This laminate has a matte finish, eliminating glare. Other


laminate finishes are also available.


Step Four: Edge Finishing

A beveled edge is created, and

sealed with a film in your choice of colors.

Step Five: Hanging A security mounting channel is routed into the back of the MDF board to fit over the included coarse-thread screw.

Maintaining your Colorplak Colorplak products are durable, and easy to clean. Use any household or glass cleaner and paper towels to thoroughly clean the viewing surface. Avoid solvents that dissolve vinyl, such as lacquer thinner. Colorplak products are designed to withstand high humidity (so they’re perfect for bathrooms and kitchens), but avoid prolonged water contact with the back side of the MDF.

Original Artwork The Colorplak process is permanent. We do not recommend Colorplak for original artwork, limited edition prints, or delicate or irreplaceable originals. We can scan or photograph your original (if copyrights are granted) in a form that can be Colorplaked. Heat-sensitive originals, especially color copies, will require special handling.

“Our customers love Colorplak and come back regularly with repeat orders.” –Rob Markoff, Artrageous!

The Story of Colorplak Colorplak gives professionals and consumers a

The Colorplak Guarantee We guarantee our materials and workmanship 100%. If you’re ever dissatisfied with a Colorplak product, we will repair or replace it for free. (See website for full details)

framing option that surpasses traditional framing in versatility, protection and ease of use. Colorplak provides simple framing solutions to a wide variety of professionals including photographers, designers, architects, stylists, and event organizers. Our pieces have been used for public and private display, donor recognition and building signage, and they have been featured worldwide in galleries, corporate offices, public venues and in print. Founded by a professional framer, Colorplak understands your framing needs. Our mission is to provide you with excellent customer service

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