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Our amazing technique transforms fine art prints, posters and photos (our Metallic Photo Paper can be used to get your digital image onto Canvas while still maintaining the Metallic look) into rich beautifully textured works of art that simulates the look and feel of an original painting. Canvas transfers are produced by first cropping the print to the image (borders and text are removed) and then applying a durable, non-reflective, UV-blocking laminate film onto the surface of the fine art print or poster. This protects the image from fingerprints, dirt, moisture and other contaminants.
Using a special process the image is then lifted from the paper backing leaving only the colored ink. The laminated image is then placed onto a high quality 7 oz (acid free) primed artist canvas and heat sealed in a press. As a result, the image takes on the texture of the canvas giving it the look and feel of an original.
(Close up of section from art print with canvas transfer technique)
The canvas transfer is then stretched onto your choice of a wooden support frame called "stretcher bars" - available in 3/4, 1 1/4" and 1 3/4" depth. The edges are then finished off with a premium non-glare fabric tape (black or white). You can also choose to have your canvas Gallery/Image wrapped (no edge tape required) which has been very popular the last few years. This is where we stretch part of your image around the sides of the stretcher bar giving your finished product a 3-dimensional appearance. All of our stretching is done by machine which allows us to staple onto the back of the stretcher bars leaving no visible staples on the sides.
Please Note: When choosing an Image or Gallery wrap that you will lose the following amount of your image on the sides of the stretcher bar:
3/4" deep stretcher bar - 2 inches off the length and width of your image (1 inch off each side)
1 1/4" deep stretcher bar - 3 inches off the length and width of your image (1 1/2 inches off each side)
1 3/4" deep stretcher bar - 4 inches off the length and width of your image (2 inches off each side)
The transformed artwork becomes a lightweight stretched canvas that is non-breakable and cost effective to ship. Our canvas transfers can be hung on the wall as is or framed in one of our custom floater frames, a perfect compliment to the rich canvas texture. Protective glass is not required for framed canvas transfers. To clean the surface of the image you can use a damp cloth or mild glass cleaner. Please note: The canvas transfer process shrinks the image approximately 1/4" to 1/2" from its original size.
To further replicate the look of an original painting, our studio artists can add visual and textural depth to our canvas transfers by applying hand painted brush strokes with a clear gel medium. We pride ourselves on being able to capture the fine detail from the original artist's brush strokes and strive to ensure that each canvas transfer is a beautiful expression of style and creativity. Every canvas transfer will be unique unto itself (a one of a kind).
Example of canvas transfer with brush strokes effect added, including close up view of canvas with brush strokes;