Technology has come such a long way in the past 20 to 30 years, especially in the computer subject. Computers and printing is one of the brilliant topics of today’s talking points and one of great things printing can product is a quality canvas photo. If your planning on producing your own canvas print or if you’re interested in finding out how the experts do it then here is a few pointers to help you understand how it all works and how canvas printing is made and what materials are used in the process. Firstly you need a quality large format printer. You could either use an eco solvent printer or a dye ink printer or inkjet printer. It’s all opinionated to which is the best to use but the inkjet printer may be the better option for you if you’re looking for quality and longevity to your canvas print. Inkjet pigment is can guarantee you at least 75 years fade resistant warrantee, so you your getting a canvas print made with an image that has high value to it and it needs to last for years as its being displayed in a very open space were people can view it then getting a canvas photo print made from pigment inkjet ink would be the best option. |
So that’s the printer you should look at. Then the next thing is getting the correct materials for your canvas print, firstly you want to source some inkjet quality canvas which you can use to print on, you want to get either a polly cotton canvas material or a 100% cotton canvas. It’s up to you which ever you go with, both have amazing qualities to them and both look great.
Next for your canvas photo print you should look at getting different style stretcher bar frames. You should only use stretcher bar frames when producing canvas prints, the reason behind it is that stretcher bar frames have a bevelled edge to them and this part on the frame lifts the canvas away from the frame itself giving room for the canvas to breathe in and out through cold and hot periods of the year. If it didn’t have the bevelled edge then if the canvas prints is stretched and fastened tightly to the frame when it comes to the summer it will become very loose and won’t look right so getting stretcher bars frames for your canvas to be stapled onto is very important. Then you should decide upon what style frames you want, and by this is mean what thickness as you can get may different depths to stretcher bars and lots of people prefer different styles so you should get a few different frames in to cater for different people, for example the standard frame could be 18mm or 20mm deep, but if you have a customer that requires you to print there artwork on to something that makes the canvas print look more expensive like 38mm or 50mm deep gallery frames then this is also another option, the thicker frame do look stunning on completion.
The final part of the puzzle is a staple gun, some staples, some canvas pliers and some work space to stretch your canvas print over. There is an art to stretching canvas prints and to the untrained it’s not easy which is why there is experts out there that offer there services to print and produce you a canvas print, it’s not just about a business with canvas prints as it’s also a lot of fun to and could become a little hobby for yours to. One thing to bear in mind before anything is you would need to have a good working computer to be able to print the images through the printer to start with, but im sure that goes without saying.
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