Canvas printing has gained popularity in recent years. A natural choice for giclée reproductions of artist’s acrylic or oil paintings, it is also a great way to turn your favorite photograph into a beautiful canvas ready for your living room wall!
Gallery Wrap Colour
Gallery Wrap Image
Simple Elegant Floater Frame
What is a Giclée Print?
In giclée printing, no screen or other mechanical devices are used and therefore there is no visible dot screen pattern. The image has all the tonalities and hues of the original painting. Giclée (pronounced Gee’clay) is a French term meaning to spray or squirt, which is how an inkjet printer works. However, it is not the same as a standard desktop inkjet printer, and is much larger. Giclée prints are a little over a metre wide and are often affectionately referred to as a “knitting machine” as they look very similar.
What is Canvas Printing?
A canvas print is the result of an image printed onto canvas which is stretched, or gallery-wrapped, onto a frame and displayed. Canvas prints are often used in interior design, with stock images, or customised with personal photographs. Canvas prints are intended to reproduce the look of original oil or acrylic paintings on stretched canvas.
Our canvases are treated with a matte finish UV laminate and stretched onto stretcher frames. Canvas stretcher frames are available in 3/4”, 1-1/2” and 2” thicknesses. Canvases can be stretched and printed in the following ways:
Ordered as a regular stretch, which is stapled on the sides and is suitable for traditional framing.(image 1)
A gallery wrap with a colour of your choice on the side and stapled on the back. We’ve used green in this sample to blend with the main colours in this canvas. (image 2)
Another option is doing a gallery wrap with the image wrapped around the side. (image 3)
Gallery wraps can be hung as is or you may choose to finish your canvas with a floater frame. (image 4)