Canvas Printing: Lively Colors on Cotton Canvas
Now is the time to take out your old photos and digital artwork and have them printed on stretched or rolled canvas. You can have a professional gallery right in your own home or office.
Canvas printing allows you to fill up your empty walls with stunning images for everyone to see. Rolled canvas printing allows you to easily transport your prints to places. You can transport them from one exhibit to another with ease. You can add borders or have your canvas cut to size.
Stretched canvas printing, on the other hand, sees your artwork installed on a frame for easy hanging. And because of gallery wrapping, your artwork goes all the way around the sides of the frame. Just as they would in a professional gallery.
The Difference Between Rolled or Stretched CanvasOrder the correct print canvas for your home or office gallery. Here’s how to distinguish between the two types:
Rolled canvas is suitable for prints that need to be transported from one location to another. Perfect for museums, galleries, and other similar establishments that change their exhibits on a seasonal basis. Sizes start at 8” x 10” and go as big as 40” x 60” for detailed, high-resolution images or artwork. It’s made of cotton canvas; the standard material artists have their work printed or painted on. Add a 2-inch border to set off the entire design or have the entire background bleed into the edge on the print canvas. You can add borders or have your canvas cut to size.
Stretched canvas, on the other hand, sees your artwork installed on a frame for easy hanging. Gallery wrapping places the artwork around the side of the frame, similar to what you see in museums and other exhibits. If the framed artwork needs to blend with the wall or a bigger backdrop behind it, the gallery wrap extends the design so both elements they work as one. Order a print canvas for your photos, painting, or artwork in any of the four available sizes, from the smaller 16" x 20" to the largest at 24" x 36".
Frequently Asked QuestionsHow do I hang my canvas print?
Follow these steps to hang your rolled or stretched canvas print:
- Mark the area where you will hang the canvas on the wall. The top portion should stay a little above the mark.
- Nail the hook onto the mark placed on the wall. It’s best to nail it at an angle so the wall will bear most of the canvas’s weight.
- Attach a bracket to the back of your canvas.
- Hang it on to the nail. Step back to see if the canvas is aligned properly.
How soon can I get my canvas printed?
We can print your canvas as soon as the next business day after you’ve made the order. Select “Next Business Day” as your printing turnaround, which is the number of days allotted to print your order. Note that this does not include holidays and weekends. It also does not cover the shipping transit time.
What canvas sizes are available?
For rolled canvas prints, 8 sizes are available:
- 8” x 10”
- 11”x 14”
- 16” x 20”
- 20” x 24”
- 24”x 36”
- 30” x 40”
- 36” x 48”
- 40” x 60”
Stretched canvas prints come in four sizes:
- 16” x 20”
- 18” x 24”
- 20” x 24”
- 24” x 36”
What file formats should I upload or submit the canvas artwork in?
You can upload the canvas artwork in Adobe Illustrator (AI), Adobe Photoshop (PSD), PDF, JPEG, or Microsoft Publisher (PUB) formats. You can download layout templates in the “Templates” tab on each product page.
What resolution should the image be in?
The images and all other elements on your artwork should be at least 300 dpi. This ensures that no detail comes out pixelated or blurred and that the entire picture comes out crisp and clear. Check out this guide on file preparation for more helpful information.