Reasons to Choose Canvas Print Over Any Other Printing Surface

Before the emergence of canvas portraits printing, it was vinyl for outdoor print projects and photo paper for personal photographs that were considered to be the best option. In fact, when people talked about outdoor banners what they meant was vinyl signage. However, this has now changed. Continue reading Reasons to Choose Canvas Print Over Any Other Printing Surface

Things about Canvas Printing You Probably Didn’t Know

The emergence of canvas posters printing as one of the most preferred print materials all over the world has an interesting background story. The concept of printing on canvas to get good-quality images have been around for a long time but this was met with a number of technical and practical problems. The canvas that was available in art supply outlets was not suitable to receive ink and thus the results were not as good as expected.

As a result of this, special art canvas prints materials had to be made which could be printed easily and gave good quality images. Therefore, although the technology has been around for years, the canvas used today to produce breathtaking images is a new introduction to the printing industry. To enhance the quality of canvas prints even further several printer manufacturers introduced larger printing formats, thus taking the visual printed art world by storm. It started to be preferred by photographers, advertisers, and the public at large due to its high quality and durability. Today, the printing world has become so used to canvas prints that it is regarded to be no different from printing on any other traditional material. Like its colorful history, here are some things that you probably didn’t know about canvas portraits printing:

canvas easel with blank canvas on a brick wall background
canvas easel with blank canvas on a brick wall background

Avoid the Edge

While designing a canvas print, most people try to use up all the space that is available to them but this is not always recommended. It is advisable to keep the subject matter of the image as well as the important elements away from the edge. This is because when the canvas is stretched or mounted a tiny part of the image near the image will disappear from view. Therefore, if you don’t keep the sides free of any part of the image it will end up getting obstructed from view. This is why avoid putting anything important like the signature near the edge.

canvas floor standing two frames in interior
canvas floor standing two frames in interior

Temperature Affects the Canvas

It has been seen that the framed canvas prints can become brittle and even contract when exposed to cold temperatures. Actually, it is not the canvas material that is affected but the primer that coats the surface of the canvas and holds the ink. Therefore, if you plan to do your own stretching or mounting, allow the material to adjust to the room temperature first.

The Perfect Blend

Earlier, for many years it was believed that the best material for canvas NYC printing was the pure cotton variant. However, it was later found through trial and error that the poly-cotton blend is actually better for printing. This misconception was quickly rectified and today most of the canvas prints are done on a suitable cotton-poly blend material.

custom-canvas-for-cheap
custom-canvas-for-cheap

In addition to a better print effect, the blend canvas material was also found to be sturdier and provide better resistance from environmental factors that lead to deterioration. There are a few companies that still offer 100% cotton but most people prefer the blended materials as it is more durable.