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PremierArt Canvas - Does it have to be stretched?

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Old 12-02-2007, 06:56 AM
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PremierArt Canvas - Does it have to be stretched?

I'm looking at using PremierArt's Water Resistant Canvas (for Epson printer using an R2400) and I'm wondering anyone can help me? Does the canvas *have* to be stretched post-printing, or can it just be framed as a flat print behind glass? I would love to use this paper (love the texture and image quality) but I have no experience with stretching canvas and would rather frame flat behind glass rather than exposed in a shadow box type frame.
Any info would be appreciated.
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Old 12-02-2007, 04:04 PM
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Re: PremierArt Canvas - Does it have to be stretch

"Stretching" over stretcher bars is simply a form of display. (It's more like "pulled tight, edges/corners folded over and stapled" on the wood frame vs. significantly stretched.) So, "No, ya don't have to stretch canvas."

FYI: For future reference...

When crafting/printing art intended for gallery wrap one needs to take into account an extra 1"-2" of canvas on each edge needed to accomodate the "stretching" (wrapping). For example for a 16" x 20" gallery wrap, the printed canvas would need to be 18" x 22" (assuming a 1" edge on each side).

Anyway, several pieces of art that I have created ended up mounted behind glass in traditional frames - some wooden, a couple metal in fact. They look great if I do say so myself.

So go for it. You're the artist. You get to decide!

Good luck on your project.
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Old 12-02-2007, 04:18 PM
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Re: PremierArt Canvas - Does it have to be stretch

Thanks a lot Danny! That's great news!
I really like the "gallery wrap" look, but the the timeline/deadline I'm working under, not sure if it's going to be possible for the 1st printing.
But, knowing that I can still use the paper without *having* to stretch is excellent news!
Thanks again,
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