a look at our canvas-making process

We start with quality fine art printable canvas in 2 pricing grades printed with genuine Epson Ultrachrome HD Archival inks for highest colour gamut and image permanence...

printing-on-canvas

Stretcher-bar width is key: the larger the frame, the stronger it needs to be, so the wider bar we use. Bracing down the middle of the frame also adds a lot of extra stability. The stretcher-bar frame is the foundation of your piece -- it is no place for shortcuts!

We glue and staple the stretcher bar together.

We glue and staple the stretcher bar together.

Add a float frame for that finishing touch.

Add a float frame for that finishing touch.

Then a coated wire and a hanger goes on the back of your finished piece. All you have to do is hang it -- no framing necessary! Of course, we are a custom framing shop, too... we'd be happy to help you select the perfect look from our thousands of options!

Laminating is key: while a fussy process, it's the only way to achieve a finished canvas that is scratch-resistant and can be wiped clean with a damp or dry cloth. Quick-fix shops usually spray-bomb their canvases, but no spray can come close to offering this level of protection. And the thicker your UV shield is, the more UV protection you'll get. It just makes good sense.

Here is a clip of our laminating process...

We then stretch and staple the canvas around the backside of the frame -- tight enough to prevent wrinkles, but not too tight, to prevent buckling!

We custom-chop exact lengths of hardwood stretcher bar, which we carry in several profile depths (or how far the finished image will sit from a wall) and widths.

We custom-chop exact lengths of hardwood stretcher bar, which we carry in several profile depths (or how far the finished image will sit from a wall) and widths.

And clamp it while it dries. This frame will not be coming loose on its own!

And clamp it while it dries. This frame will not be coming loose on its own!

We then stretch and staple the canvas around the backside of the frame -- tight enough to prevent wrinkles, but not too tight, to prevent buckling!

We then stretch and staple the canvas around the backside of the frame -- tight enough to prevent wrinkles, but not too tight, to prevent buckling!

Stapling is key: it's the best way to affix a canvas to a stretcher bar.

Home kits and quick-fix shops often use double-sided tape, which will come loose before long. And since the tape is along the outside edge of the canvas, when it does come loose, it will ruin the look of the whole piece. You don't want this happening to you!