PRINTS ON CANVAS
Using high resolution digital scanning technology, we can print photos on canvas, and reproduce the effect of oil paintings.
Photographs on canvas: By printing treasured family photos onto canvas we transforming mementos into timeless heirlooms. If your original photo is old or damaged, our experts can restore and edit it prior to printing to achieve any desires color or tone effects.
Oil paintings on canvas: We digitally reproduce original oil paintings on canvas. The prints stay true to the original works in quality, color and tonality – a focal point for any room – but at a fraction of the cost of the original.
Please visit our gallery to see the exceptional quality and range of styles we carry of prints on canvas, and learn how your photos can be transformed into works of art.
A. Canvas Stretching
We stretch both existing and blank canvases. We also provide “L” shaped, shadow-box floater frames, custom made to fit any canvas you have.
Stretching Existing Artwork
Send us any original piece or printed reproduction, and we will stretch it on our high quality stretchers. Your two stretching options are gallery wrap and museum wrap.
Gallery-wrap is a modern style of displaying art over thick wooden bars. The technique uses a stretched canvas that doesn’t have any visible staples or nails holding the fabric to the wooden stretcher bars, so the painting can be hung unframed. However, because the edges of the canvas are wrapped over the thick bars, about two inches of the painting from each side are lost, unless the canvas is prepared with enough extra canvas for wrapping. In order to minimize the effect of the area lost in the process, various photo editing techniques are often employed to fabricate additional image or material to be presented on the wrapped edges.
Museum wrap, on the other hand, requires that the piece be stretched across stretcher bars. The white borders of the canvas are folded over so only the image remains seen. The stretcher bars are thinner, allowing the staples to show on the sides of the wood. Because of this, unlike the gallery-wrap, a museum wrapped stretched canvas is not a “ready-to-hang” piece of work. Our wide selection of frame options, however, can complete your work of art. If your art has no white borders (or they are not wide enough for stretcher bars), a gallery wrap is recommended so that no staples are visible.
If either of these methods does not suit your needs, or you are looking to do it yourself, you can order your painting unstreΩtched. The printed canvas will be rolled and shipped in a tube and a professional framer can stretch and frame the unstretched canvas once it arrives.