CANVAS PRINTING & STRETCHING
A. Canvas Stretching
We also provide “L” shaped, shadow-box floater frames custom made to fit any canvas you have.
The difference between a gallery wrap and a stretched canvas:
Many people get confused between a gallery wrap and a stretched canvas. Gallery-wrap is a modern style of displaying art over wooden bars. It is a stretched canvas that doesn’t have any visible staples or nails holding the fabric to the wooden stretcher bars so the painting could be hung unframed. Stretched canvas, on the other hand, is something completely different. In order to have your painting framed, it first has to be stretched across stretcher bars. A stretched canvas differs from a gallery wrap. First, the stretcher bars are thinner, allowing the staples to show on the sides of the wood. Therefore, unlike the gallery-wrap, a stretched canvas is not a ready to hang piece of work.
Gallery-wrap is a very popular way to display art. However, because the edges of the canvas are wrapped over the thick bars, about two inches of the painting from each side are lost in the wrap, unless the canvas is prepared with enough extra canvas for wrapping. In order to minimize the effect of the area lost in the wrapping process, various photo editing techniques are often employed to fabricate additional image or material to be presented on the wrapped edges.
We offer two types of canvas presentation:
One is a regular stretch (museum wrap) where the white borders of the canvas are folded over and only the image is seen from the front. If there are no white borders (or they are not wide enough for stretcher bars), a gallery wrap is recommended so that no staples are visible. A gallery wrapped canvas is when the image flows onto the sides as well. This is a more complete look. Most people prefer to frame their stretched canvas as opposed to a gallery wrapped canvas. Others prefer stretched canvas because maximum image can be achieved for viewing.
Normally, stretched canvas will be mounted with frame, making it look nice and strong.
Normal Stretched Canvas (Museum Wrap)
Stretching Blank Canvas
If you are an artist and don’t want to stretch your artwork yourself, let us do the job for you. We will stretch the canvas to suit your needs in any sizes, all you’ll have to do is creating the best art!
B. Framed Canvas
LINER and Frame
Liners to canvases is what mats to paper prints. Both serve as a border that provides a breathing space or area of visual relief so the art itself can be the focus of the home decor, rather than the frame. Most liners today are fabric covered. Simple flat gilded profiles are still used as the liner of choice inside of finished corner frames.
STACKED MOULDING COMBINATION
For hundreds of years, two or more mouldings have often been combined to create one frame. Combinations of mouldings can be used to add width, color, pattern, etc.
A float frame allows you to present the art without covering the edge like a standard frame. When used alone, a float provides the most minimal frame design. However, you can add other frames around the float to add scale and personality to your design.
ADDITIONAL FRAME DESIGN IDEAS for CANVAS
As you can see from the picture above, at the 2011 Framing Fashion Show, one canvas print was cut in four pieces and framed as a group using liners and frames.
Art on canvas is rarely covered with glass or acrylic. Exceptions include canvases that are valuable, fragile or when hung in high risk environments where they might be touched, bumped, or subject to airborne pollutants such as smoke or grease.