Canvas Sizes and Wrap Samples

Common canvas sizes are (Height x Width):

  • 20 x 30 cm (8 x 12 inch)
  • 40 x 60 cm (16 x 24 inch)
  • 60 x 90 cm (24 x 36 inch)
  • 90 x 137 cm (36 x 54 inch)

Available in both landscape and portrait image orientations. The canvas is stretched around 4.5 cm (1.75 inch) thick stretcher bars. The printed canvas can also be pressed to foam core backing ready for framing and matting.

Common canvas sizes are (Height x Width):

  • 40 x 40 cm (16 x 16 inch)
  • 50 x 50 cm (20 x 20 inch)
  • 60 x 60 cm (24 x 24 inch)
  • 90 x 90 cm (36 x 36 inch)

The canvas is stretched around 4.5 cm (1.75 inch) thick stretcher bars. The printed canvas can also be pressed to foam core backing ready for framing and matting.

Common cropped canvas sizes are (Height x Width):

  • 20 x 25 cm (8 x 10 inch)
  • 40 x 50 cm (16 x 20 inch)
  • 60 x 76 cm (24 x 30 inch)

Available in both landscape and portrait image orientations. The canvas is stretched around 4.5 cm (1.75 inch) thick stretcher bars. The printed canvas can also be pressed to foam core backing ready for framing and matting.

Common canvas sizes are (Height x Width):

  • 40 x 81 cm (16 x 32 inch) - 1:2 ratio
  • 76 x 152 cm (30 x 60 inch ) - 1:2 ratio
  • 30 x 91 cm (12 x 36 inch) - 1:3 ratio
  • 50 x 152 cm (20 x 60 inch) - 1:3 ratio
  • 30 x 122 cm (12 x 48 inch) - 1:4 ratio
  • 46 x 183 cm (18 x 72 inch) - 1:4 ratio

Available in landscape image orientations. The canvas is stretched around 4.5 cm (1.75 inch) thick stretcher bars. The printed canvas can also be pressed to foam core backing ready for framing and matting.

Digital images can be styled and enhanced for reproduction to canvas to give a finish that is closer to the look of a more traditional type of artwork such as paintings or drawings. Photographic images can be styled in many different ways including painting, drawing, pencil and sketching, charcoal, surreal image enhancement, vintage, aged, distressed, etc. This also includes many styles of image toning such as sepia, cold black and white, warm black and white, burnt, faded, bleached, cross process, lomo, vellum, split tone, etc.



Detailed Canvas Information

Gallery wrap is a method of stretching an artist's canvas so that the canvas wraps around the sides of the bars (Stretcher Bars) and is secured to the back of the wooden stretcher bar frame. The frame is usually at least 3/4 inch (1.9 cm) thick and might be as thick as 3 inches (7.5 cm) or even thicker (heavy bars). The staples used for securing the canvas are not visible on the sides of the finished canvas. This method of stretching and preparing a canvas allows for a frameless presentation of the finished image.

In canvas printing, the term 'Gallery Wrap' refers to an image that appears on the sides of the stretcher bar frame as well as the front. The image on the sides is either a continuation or a reflection of the front image, or an otherwise fabricated element such as a solid colour or coloured texture derived from the front image.  The final effect is an unframed, raised-box (3D looking) finish that has colour or image on the front and all four sides of the box (stretcher bars).  A gallery wrap doesn't need framing or glass, like a framed print, and is ready to hang on the wall as a presented item of artwork.

Canvas gallery wraps can come in many sizes ranging from 20 cm x 25 cm (8 x 10 inch) up to meters in width and height.  Canvas wraps can be rectangle (2:3 full frame ratio and 4:5 cropped frame ratio), square (1:1 ratio) and panoramic sized (1:3 or 1:4 or 1:5 ratio) in terms of finished dimensions.

Our canvas artwork is created using a photo grade canvas. The inkjet printable surface is on a poly/cotton canvas base with a 2:1 weave for excellent canvas stretching properties and added strength. Both the canvas and the canvas surface that holds the printed image are acid free. The canvas surface is bright white (102% brightness) to provide increased detail and more vivid colours. The canvas is designed for high quality photographic reproductions.


Feature Benefit
Production Quality Canvas The canvas has characteristics of an artists canvas:

Real canvas texture
65% Poly/ 35% Cotton
2:1 Weave (high strength)
Giclèe Reproduction capable
Heavy Weight 350 gsm
18 mil thickness
Highest D-Max Largest color gamut (102% surface brightness for increased intensity and vibrance)
Advanced Coating Exceptional print quality capable of high resolution printing up to 2880 x 1440 dpi (typical canvas printing is at 1440 x 720 dpi)
Acid Free Coating True image permanence with image archival ratings of 100+ years.
Instant Dry Printing Allows for easy handling of canvas and increases canvas production turn around times.
Water Resistant The canvas is uneffected by ambient moisture and higher humidity.

Canvas Protection (Increased Image Permanence)

After printing the image on the canvas, the canvas surface is laminated with 2 coats of a clear canvas protector to protect the ink surface (the printed image). The coating is an advanced polymer that protects the canvas from moisture, light, sunlight (UV), humidity, atmospheric contaminants, abrasions and fingerprints. The flexible polymer aids when stretching the canvas by stopping the inked canvas surface from cracking. This coating helps with canvas life to achieve a rating of 100+ years when displayed in normal room conditions.

The polymer coating is designed specifically for inkjet canvas prints.  The coating is completely clear and doesn't reduce the image detail or colour quality.  In practice the coating actually makes colours in the image appear more vivid and slightly increases image contrast to aid in boosting the overall visual impact of the finished artwork.

A stretcher bar is used to construct a wooden stretcher frame used by photographers to stretch (wrap) a canvas print. They are traditionally a wooden (pine, rosewood, fur, etc.) framework. Stretchers are usually in the shape of a rectangle or square when using them with a photograph printed on canvas (4 bars are needed to create a rectangle or square frame).  Stretcher bars are cured (kiln dried) to stop the wooden bars from changing shape over time, this also helps to eliminate warping and twisting as the finished canvas artwork ages in varying air temperature and humidity cycles.

  

 

By wrapping a photographic canvas all the way around the sides of the stretcher frame (joined stretcher bars) the photograph can be hang on a wall without the need for framing due to the sides of the wrapped canvas displaying some of the photo. A fully wrapped canvas print is called a gallery wrap.

Gallery quality stretchers come with interlocking corners and are better quality and made in heavier, thicker constructions to avoid separating or twisting. The interlocking corners of the stretcher bars are joined using a mitre joint to create a clean, strong join at each of the four corners. Canvas stretching pliers are used to pull, or stretch, the canvas around the stretcher bars. The bars need to be strong enough to stay straight when under tension and not bow or crack once the canvas is stretched.