Canvas Prints Of Old
Early canvas was made of linen a sturdy brownish fabric which was particularly suitable for the use of oil paint. In the early 20th century cotton canvas, often referred to as "cotton duck", came into use. Linen is composed of higher quality material, and remains popular with many professional artists. The cotton based canvases stretches more fully and has an even, mechanical weave, offers a more economical alternative suitable for mass production. Canvas Art Prints Throughout The Years
Reproductions of original artwork have been printed on canvas for many decades. Since the 1990s, canvas print has been associated with either dye sublimination or inkjet print processes (often referred to as Reprograoh and giclee respectively).
Modern large format printers are capable of printing onto canvas rolls measuring 60" or more. With the advent of digital cameras and printing technology not only could larger prints of traditional pieces be made but also reproductions of photographs. By increasing the pixel count a camera can capture you can in turn make bigger and bigger reproductions.
The popularity of canvas prints has been aided by the general development of and increased accessibility to graphics technology, including printers and software. These developments have allowed artists, graphic designers, and photographers to print their works directly onto canvas without the need for expensive printing presses. Online galleries, in comparison to traditional retail outlets and printers allow prints to be sold on an on-demand basis, as well as the means to offer customised canvas prints taken from their own photographs.
After the image is printed, the canvas is trimmed to size and glued or stapled to traditional stretcher bars or a wooden panel and displayed in a frame or as a gallery wrap. A canvas print can either be finished with a clear white border on the frame or continue round the edges of a stretcher frame once gallery-wrapped - this is referred to as full-bleed. This can be used to enhance the three-dimensional effect of the mounted print and is especially effective with landscapes and panoramas.
Canvas Art Print