Canvas Prints

Canvas Prints

I was asked yesterday, by a very lovely lady no less, if I did Canvas Prints? The short answer is no and I don’t recommend other services either. The canvases you buy, you know in the high street or cheap online, they have flimsy frames, they have the cheapest canvas known to man, in short, they are good for a few months, they will likely fade and definitely stretch and the frames bow. It’s just nasty. At one point I had decent stocks of quality materials, but I was sitting on a massive stock of frames that people simply didn’t want. It was the least requested product, consequently, I dropped it. Ask yourself the next question, what am I trying to achieve?

Maybe you could print onto a perspex block or larger thinner piece for the wall, perhaps you could print straight onto some wood to give a real rustic effect. Print onto a board, putting battens behind to lift it off the wall. My favourite is to use the sticky dot material straight onto the wall and fit a picture frame around it giving it depth. What Im saying is, at one time canvases were very popular, but with modern design these days, there tends to be a more minimalist look and I don’t feel canvas is it. The pictures below show an idea I did some while ago. The image is reverse printed onto the back of the block with a top white layer. So that when you look through the block the print can be clearly seen but has depth and clarity.

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