All about the Canvas Prints

All about the Canvas Prints


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All about the Canvas Prints:

Forever a favourite in the artwork reproduction space, fine art canvas prints are a fantastic option for any artist looking to create accurate representations of their original works. The advantages of canvas prints are they are lightweight and don't need to be protected by glass, therefore you do not need to worry about any glare reflecting off the glass. 

I have had a lot of questions lately asking about the canvas orders and framing options so I thought I would write up a quick blog post to answer some of these questions.

Unframed Canvas:

When you order a canvas from By The Horns, they will all come stretched and ready to hang. Stretched canvas refers to artworks made on canvas material that have been stretched over wooden stretcher bars When you order an unframed canvas, it is stretched and ready to hang but does not include the floating frame around the outside. This means you don't need to take the roll of canvas to get it stretched by a framer. It is all done for you and you can simply hang it on the wall. 

Photo above:

Here is a large canvas of Fergus. He has been stretched and is ready to hang. The customer has not ordered Canvas with a frame. 

Above Photo: Muddy Bull printed on a large canvas. 

Above Photo: Kea Print is printed directly onto canvas. The print will then be stretched onto stretcher bars. 

Above Photo: You can see in this image the canvas is wrapped around the edge of the stretcher bars. This is how you will receive your canvas.

Above Photo: Coco Chanel. 

Framed Canvas:

When you order a framed canvas from By The horns, you are receiving a canvas that has a Floating frame around the canvas. The most popular frame colours are oak, white or black. 

Here are some examples. 

A floating frame has a frame wrapped around the canvas and there is a small gap between the canvas and the frame so the frame appears to be floating. 

Above Photo: Image of "Bully" with an Oak Floating frame. 

Above Photo: Muddy Bull (size A0) framed canvas. 

You can see the process of what it looks like to frame a canvas here.

Framing a canvas

Still deciding between a framed fine art print or canvas. You can see more about the differences here.

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