FAQ: Canvases

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FAQ: Canvases

How are your canvas prints made?

Our canvas with 400gsm is made of a high-quality cotton material with a refined texture. This artist-grade substrate ensures excellent reproduction of image details, consistently delivering exceptional clarity and precision. Our 400gsm canvases are created through a specialized printing process called 12-colour Giclée printing. This printed material is carefully stretched over a handcrafted wooden frame, which consists of four separate parts known as canvas stretcher bars.

To ensure a secure fit, the corners of the canvas are tightly folded over each edge and then fastened to the frame using staples. Additionally, tape is applied to cover all the staples, resulting in a smooth and tidy final appearance.

How are your canvas frames made?

Our canvas frames are made of European knotless pine, a durable material that is resistant to warping. Each canvas stretcher frame is carefully milled with a curved profile and rounded edges. This design minimizes contact with the front face of the canvas, preventing unattractive impression marks and surface cracking.

To maintain structural integrity, our canvas frames are fully finger-jointed. This involves joining multiple lengths of wood under pressure, particularly for longer frames. This technique helps the frames resist warping and ensures exceptional straightness, even at larger sizes. By employing these methods, we strive to provide high-quality canvas frames that are long-lasting and maintain their integrity over time.

What is the thickness of your canvas frames?

All our canvases use a 38mm canvas stretched bar.

What is a canvas image wrap?

A canvas image wrap is a presentation style where the edge of the image is extended and wrapped around the sides of the canvas. This allows the artwork to be displayed without the need for a frame.

To achieve this effect, the image is printed on a larger canvas than its actual dimensions. For example, a 12×16″ canvas would be printed on a 16×20″ canvas, providing an extra 2″ of image on all sides. These additional 2″ are then wrapped around the sides of the canvas frame. Approximately 1 ½” of the image will be visible on the sides of the frame, while the remaining ½” will be folded and secured at the back.

By utilizing this method, the artwork maintains a clean and frameless appearance, allowing it to be presented directly on the wall or displayed on an easel.

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