Canvas

Canvas prints are a great way to display your work without the use of glass. When stretched onto either 3/4” or 1 1/2” bars the canvas is ready to hang on the wall without the need for glass. The textured weave of our archival canvas gives a depth and dimension to a print that cannot be achieved with traditional paper media. We also hand coat out canvas with either a matte or glossy finish protecting the finish against dust and UV damage. All of our fine art canvases are hand stretched, finished with an archival backing and include all the necessary hardware to hang on the wall. Our latest generation Epson P20000 printer has the widest colour gamut and  produces the most detailed prints, unattainable by the solvent printers used by most labs. We are able to produce canvases up to 54” wide by virtually any length. 

All of our re-enforced stretcher bars are handcrafted  from Canadian Basswood. We offer two different profiles of stretched canvas, 
3/4” or 1 1/2”. For stability reasons the 3/4” profile is only available up to a 24”x36” size. 

All our canvases are hand-coated with a  non-yellowing print varnish that has been developed to protect, preserve and enhance your fine art and photographic prints. We offer either a matte or glossy finish. The matte finish is ideal for brightly lit areast. The glossy coating embellishes the artwork and gives a three dimensional quality to the imagery. Both coatings are archival and provide UV and surface protection. 

Our Italian made floater frames are a great way to add a refined look to your artwork. We custom cut each frame so that there is a 1/4” reveal between the artwork and the frame. This gives the appearance that the image is floating in the frame. We then finish it off with archival backing and necessary hardware to hang on the wall. See our fine arts canvas prints in which we offer to art enthusiasts in Vancouver below.

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Canvas Stretcher Bar Profiles

We offer two different profiles for our stretched canvas, either 3/4” or 1 1/2”.   For stability reasons the 3/4” is only available in sizes up to 24”x36”.  Traditionally our customers use the 3/4” stretcher for most smaller work, however It’s a personal choice.  The visual benefit of the 1 1/2” stretcher bar is that it sits further off the wall and has more impact.

Canvas Border Wrap

With this method a colour is used to fill the wrap area.  No image is sacrificed.   Typically, it's best to stick with black, white (bare canvas), or charcoal as these will be neutral to most settings. However, the border wrap area can be any colour you want. You can either add it too your file, or choose it with the colour picker during Style selection.

Canvas Mirror Wrap

When this method is chosen, the necessary amount of image is 'mirrored' and flipped to create the illusion of the image wrapping around the bars. Works great with landscapes and abstracts.   Can look a bit odd if your have details around the edge of the image that might look odd repeated around the sides of the canvas (i.e. a wedding photo where the grouping fills the frame and those at either edge of the group will be repeated in the wrap).

Canvas Floater Frame

Our Italian made floater frames are a great way to add a refined look to your artwork. We custom cut each frame so that there is a 1/4” reveal between the artwork and the frame. This gives the appearance that the image is floating in the frame. We then finish it off with archival backing and necessary hardware to hang on the wall.