|Photographs printed on canvas and prepared for a gallery wrap|
|Notice (in the photo on the right) how the image “wraps” around the side of the wooden stretcher frame.
A stretched gallery wrap canvas photograph can be hung directly on your wall for a clean contemporary look. (a wood or metal picture frame can be used around the artwork if you prefer a more traditional look.)
|A protective sealer is applied to all of our canvas photographs for enhanced protection from UV light, moisture and abrasion. The satin finish sealer also gives the artwork a rich, non-glare surface with a subtle canvas texture.|
|Our canvas photographs are printed with a two inch wide “mirror image” surrounding the actual image. This two inch border allows for using up to a two inch thick stretcher frame for the “gallery wrapped” look. (Note: in the photo on the right, the 2 inch border is shown lighter than the actual image so you can see what we are talking about. On your actual canvas artwork the mirrored border matches the image in color and tone.)
For example, if you ordered a 30x30 inch canvas photograph, the actual image size is 30x30 inches. The printed canvas area will measure 34x34 inches to allow for the "wrap" around the stretcher frame.
Be sure and let your framer know that the outside two inch border should be wrapped around the stretcher frame. You can use a 1, 1 1/2, or 2 inch wooden stretcher frame. Use a stretcher frame that is the size of the actual photograph that you ordered. In this example you would use a 30x30 inch stretcher frame.
Some customers prefer us to ship their canvas "unstretched" and rolled in a shipping tube. A local frame shop or gallery can stretch a canvas photograph for you. (You can search for professional picture framers in your area by zip code on the PPFA web site.)
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