NYC #4: SAMPLE of a 15x20 CANVAS GICLEE PRINT of the "New York City Edition", with a black border. Also includes an appropriate sample frame corner from Art Dimensions. Imagine this, too, including a cream colored linen liner between the frame and Canvas Print! [The speckling seen on the Print and black border are glare from light striking the somewhat glossy canvas texture. It's impossible for a camera to pick up the actual appearance of the semi-gloss soft sheen on this Canvas Print.]
Canvas prints require more work and more cost factors. Custom Photo Imaging manufactures the Canvas print but does not install it on stretcher bars; which are necessary prior to installation of a frame, preferably by a professional framer. The Artist’s hands can no longer handle stretching the canvas on the bars—and this applies to local purchases only anyway. Materially speaking, the canvas used by Custom Photo Imaging is so sturdy that it’s going to take stronger, if not younger hands than the Artist’s.
Art Dimensions can install the canvas to stretcher bars for local purchases. However, this does not include the new “Gallery Wrap” version of installation. “Gallery Wraps” do not need frames. Canvas Prints are mounted on heavy duty stretcher bars with no staples appearing on the ouside edges. The bars under the Canvas have a depth of about 2"; and this is how they are hung, unframed. At this time, Art Dimensions does not do Gallery Wraps. Currently it isn’t known if any gallery in the Twin Ports area does. So it’s best to think of normal framing for a Canvas Print—at least in this area.
Therefore, all non-local Canvas print purchases must be completed by the Buyer at their location; and absolutely using professional gallery services. This is so important that the advice is to NOT use any gallery that does not have EXPERIENCE stretching canvases to bars to professional quality! Then the framing should also be completed immediately by the pro-gallery. (Or “Gallery Wrap”, if that service is professionally available.)
Technically, a Canvas print can also be secured by dry mounting onto ½” thick acid-free foam board; a product that is made specifically for conservation of art/photos, and used by pro-galleries that have such mounting equipment. Such a mounted piece can be framed then. While not necessary, adding a linen liner to that frame, bordering the Image, would definitely enhance the entire presentation!
At this writing, it’s thought, but not yet confirmed, that Canvas Prints can be rolled and shipped in a sturdy ‘heavy duty’ tube. S&H would be around $15.00; whereas shipping flat would be minimally $25.00. To date, this is known only for the 24x32 print. How to ship will be the choice of the Buyer at the time of Order placement. Shipping options must be pinned down with the Buyer before proceeding.