The image gets printed directly onto the back of a 1/4″ thick sheet of clear acrylic. The image is the art – it doesn’t get any cleaner than that! The high gloss of the acrylic sheet complements the rich colors of any image to produce stunning results. All acrylic prints arrive “ready to hang” with four aluminum mounting posts (Option #1) or hanging wire (Option #2). You’ll find more information about mounting options (with reference images) on the product page as you’re shopping.