How our canvas art is made
How do we create our canvas art?
Prior to taking the steps of creating our canvas art we must select the art that we will feature in our store. Only a select few will make the "final cut" of the thousands submitted for review. We have a "Board of Review" who examines each print to ascertain the artistic worthiness of the art submitted to us from across the country. Once approved the following steps are taken to create the print:
Creating the Canvas Art.
We print each piece of art using 200 year rated latex ink. Latex is safe for the environment and safe for our artists, our employees and for your home and family. This prints are 100% solvent-free and VOC free. In addition, latex inks have a much longer life than tradition photographic ink-jet inks or environmentally unsafe solvent inks.
Poly Canvas Media.
Each piece of work is printed and embedded into a special proprietary poly canvas material that is 100% waterproof. When water contacts the print - the moister is temporarily absorbed into the material and dissipates without loosing any vibrancy, saturation, texture. This is possible because the ink is physically fused to the substrate through our proprietary application, heating and curing process.
Baked in Ink and Curing.
After the ink is applied to the canvas we bake the ink directly into the canvas at 220 degrees and then it is cured for 24 hours. This process results in the ink being physically bonded into the canvas. Prints purchased from other online retailers are either ink-jet inks that simply lie on a outer layer coating or they are chemically adhered using dangerous solvent based inks made in China. Only Canvas Art Plus offers artistic latex ink prints for both indoor and outdoor use.
Stretching the Canvas.
Once the canvas art is printed, heated and cured we wrap the canvas art around the frame. the frame is waterproofed using a proprietary organic wood preservative that prevents moisture and mildew from destroying the frame and prevents also warping. We also use all stainless steel fasteners and staples to completely eliminate any risk of rust damaging your print if used outdoors or indoors.
When the outdoor option is selected we add an additional layer of protection to the canvas using a special coating that is applied to the canvas after printing giving your print even more protection from the elements including rain, snow, and dirt. We also include special hardware for hanging that protects the print from wind and also from theft. Using the combined methods above the canvas is wrapped around the waterproof stretcher bars giving you a true museum quality print that will last for generations indoors or for several seasons outdoors.
When ordering art for outdoor use, included is hardware that make the art theft resistant and wind resistant.
Made in the USA.
All labor, materials, equipment, tools, inks and canvas are made in the United States and assembled in Powell Ohio by American labor. All materials, inks, canvas, and fastners are all sourced with American companies.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is a canvas print?
A canvas print is a reproduction of an image or artwork printed on a high-quality canvas fabric. Canvas prints are popular because they have a textured and artistic look that resembles a painting. Canvas prints are also durable and easy to maintain.
What is a stretcher bar frame?
A stretcher bar frame is a wooden frame that is used to mount a canvas print and give it a gallery-like appearance. A stretcher bar frame consists of four pieces of wood that are joined together at the corners. The canvas print is wrapped around the edges of the frame and stapled on the back.
What is the difference between gallery wrap and museum wrap?
Gallery wrap and museum wrap are two types of ways to wrap a canvas print on a stretcher bar frame. Gallery wrap means that the image is wrapped around the edges of the frame and stapled on the back. Museum wrap means that a solid color (usually white or black) is used on the edges instead of the image.
How do I choose the right size of stretcher bar frame for my canvas print?The size of the stretcher bar frame depends on the size of your canvas print and how much of the image you want to wrap around the edges. You can use our online calculator to find the best size for your canvas print. You can also customize your own size if you have specific requirements.
How do I order a canvas print and a stretcher bar frame from Canvas Art Plus?You can order a canvas print and a stretcher bar frame from Canvas Art Plus in a few simple steps. First, upload your photo or choose from our gallery of images. Second, choose the size and shape of your canvas print and select the type of wrap you want. Third, choose the style and size of your stretcher bar frame and add any accessories you need. Fourth, review your order and proceed to checkout. We will print your canvas, assemble your frame, and ship it to you in no time.
How do I hang my framed canvas print on the wall?You can hang your framed canvas print on the wall using different methods depending on the size and weight of your artwork. You can use nails, screws, hooks, wires, brackets, or adhesive strips. You can also use our hanging kit that comes with everything you need to hang your artwork securely and safely.
How do I care for my framed canvas print?You can care for your framed canvas print by following some simple tips. You should avoid direct sunlight, extreme temperatures, and humidity. You should dust your artwork regularly with a soft cloth or a feather duster. You should not use any chemicals or abrasive materials to clean your artwork.
What are some of the best museums and galleries to visit for art lovers?There are many museums and galleries around the world that showcase amazing artworks from different genres and periods. Some of the most famous ones are: The Louvre in Paris,France: The largest and most visited art museum in the world, home to iconic artworks such as the Mona Lisa, the Venus de Milo, and the Winged Victory of Samothrace. he Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, USA: The largest art museum in North America, featuring over two million artworks from various cultures and eras, such as ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, China, Japan, Europe, America, Africa, and more.
- The Vatican Museums in Vatican City: A complex of museums and galleries that display the vast collection of art and artifacts owned by the Pope and the Catholic Church, including the Sistine Chapel, the Raphael Rooms, and the Pinacoteca.
- The Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy: One of the oldest and most renowned art museums in Europe, housing some of the finest masterpieces of Renaissance art, such as Botticelli's The Birth of Venus, Leonardo da Vinci's Annunciation, Michelangelo's Doni Tondo, and more.
- The National Gallery in London, UK: One of the most visited art museums in the world, containing over 2,300 paintings from various schools and periods, such as Van Gogh's Sunflowers, Monet's Water Lilies, Turner's The Fighting Temeraire, and more.