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Canvas Prints FAQ

Canvas prints FAQ

Have a question about canvas printing? Check out these Canvas Prints FAQ and learn about our canvas material, image size recommendations, edge style and more.

What sizes are available?

You can design custom canvas prints for online printing in our predetermined sizes or use custom dimensions. When you enter your desired dimensions in the Finished Size fields on the product page, a notification will alert you if they are outside our parameters. In that case, you can request a Custom Quote.

What type of canvas is available?

Canvas printing is available on our heavyweight cotton/poly blend canvas. It features a matte finish and is waterproof and scuff-resistant. Ideal for fine art reproductions, gallery displays, interior decorating and store signage, it’s strong yet flexible with a specialized coating that allows for vibrant printing with a wide color gamut.

What type of wood is used for the frame?

We used premium kiln-dried poplar wood for canvas frames. With few knots, our frames are dried to a moisture content that’s less than 5% to help resist bowing and warping.

Canvas prints frequently asked questions

What image file size do you recommend?

We recommend your photos be set at 150 DPI. (Hint: A 12” x 12” print size for Instagram photos.) Learn more: PPI, DPI & Image Resolution

What does edge style mean?

Edge style refers to how your artwork appears along the edges of your canvas wrap. We offer various options:

  • Wrap Image – Also known as a gallery wrap. Image extends around the sides of the frame. (Note: Be sure to account for that extra length and width when providing your artwork.)
  • Natural (White) – Image is sized to fit the face of the frame. Sides are covered with the natural canvas material in white.
  • Black – Image is sized to fit the face of the frame. We create a black fill border, making the sides of your finished print black.
  • Mirror – Image is sized to fit the face of the frame. We mirror the outer two inches of the photo to cover the sides of the frame. This resembles a traditional “wrap image” treatment.

Edge style: mirror

(Above: Mirror edge style.)

What does stretch frame depth mean?

The stretch frame depth is how far the frame extends out from the wall. Stretch frame depth determines the required image size, as the image must cover both the finished dimensions and sides:

  • 0.75″ (low profile) – Approximately 3/4″ thick. Choose this option if you plan to put the print into a frame. Not recommended for unframed prints larger than 36″ x 36″.
  • 1.5″ – Approximately 1.5″ thick. Standard frame thickness for gallery wrapped canvases.
  • Rolled (no frame) – Choose this option to receive your canvas print unmounted. Unmounted canvas prints are shipped rolled in a tube.

Stretch frame depth: low profile

(Above: Low profile stretch frame depth.)

Can I create canvas prints with multiple designs in the same order?

Yes. With our Versions feature, you can print various designs to differ content on multiple canvases in one order. Our online printing services require your canvases be the same size and finish but your designs and content can change as much as you like.

We even offer split canvas options, also known as diptych canvas prints, triptych canvas prints, quadtych canvas prints, etc. Learn more: Versions

Custom canvas prints

What installation options are available?

Canvas prints come with a wire attached to the back inside of the frame for easy hanging.

 

If you have questions about any of these canvas prints FAQ or other printing services, please contact customer service.

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