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Proper kiln dried fir stretcher bars (frame). No MDF!
We supply these complete with a metal hangar and a wall hook at no extra charge.
Good quality canvas.
You can even request a sample (not framed!) before you buy.
Supplied with proper wedges, ESSENTIAL to keep your canvas tight.
Real people you can email or pick up the phone and talk to in English!
Instant prices, with no hidden extras.
Latest generation HP Latex print technology with vivid colours and scratch resistant finish WITHOUT any need for an extra sealant.
Colour managed workflow (Onyx ProductionHouse).
Wide selection of sizes and options so you get exactly what you want.
Easy file upload as part of the order process.
need help with the options?
For help with every option, just click on the "i" icons (i for information) to the right of every option as you go along. Additional information will then pop up to guide you. If you need any more help just email or call us on 01452 751 900.
what's next after I've got my price?
Click on the BUY NOW button and follow the instructions. Before we go to print, you will get to check and approve the layout of your print.
If this is selected, we'll show you a price INCLUDING VAT. This product is taxed at the standard rate of VAT. This option is primarily there for our business customers.
HP Latex Inks
We recommend using HP Latex inks for canvas prints as this produces high quality and odour free prints that are durable without any need for a layer of varnish. You can order a printed sample through the "request sample pack" link to see the quality of the canvas and the printing yourself.
Did you know that you can also order unframed canvas prints through our "poster" page? That's an excellent low cost method of getting a "hard copy proof" before ordering your stretched canvas, especially if you order a reduced size version such as an A5 or A4.
The following is some more general information about HP Latex ink technology:
HP Latex Inks produce vivid, durable prints on a wide variety of coated and uncoated materials. This product page will display media compatible with the inks selected.
They are suitable for a range of high quality applications from durable outdoor signage to odourless indoor displays. Durability outperforms eco-solvent ink and is comparable to low solvent ink technology with prints offering display permanence up to 3 years unlaminated outdoors and up to 5 years unlaminated indoors in direct sunlight. Out of direct sunlight, indoor displays can last even longer.
Our industrial printers use internal radiant heaters and forced airflow to cure the inks inside the printer to produce dry, ready-to-use prints. Prints can be laminated for extra durability or aesthetic effect. HP Latex Inks are pigmented, water-based inks using HP's innovative aqueous-dispersed polymer (Latex) technology. The water-based formulations of HP Latex Inks reduce the impact of printing on the environment. Due to the nature of this technology, there is no unpleasant out gassing of solvents, making these prints odour free from day one.
Inky uses genuine HP Latex inks.
Epson Ultrachrome Inks
Epson UltraChrome K3 inks with Vivid Magenta deliver stunning, photo-realistic image quality. The 8-colour inkset has the widest possible gamut for a fantastic range of expression and you?ll see subtle shadows and highlights when printing in black and white. Images are reproduced consistently (even across different printers) in vivid, long-lasting colour.
Epson Ultrachrome inks are suitable for photo-realistic indoor applications.
Inky uses genuine Epson Ultrachrome inks.
Poly-cotton semi gloss canvas 300 gsm (indoor)
A 300gsm polyester cotton mix artistic canvas with a semi-gloss finish for excellent dense colour reproduction. It can be stretched over frames without cracking and is dimensionally stable due to its poly-cotton weave. Suitable for HP Latex inks only.
Cotton matt bright white canvas 350 gsm (indoor)
A matte, bright white, 100% cotton canvas which is completely seedless for near perfect photographic reproductions. Suitable for Epson Ultrachrome inks only.
This is an important point to understand!
The aspect ratio of an image describes the proportional relationship between its width and its height. It is commonly expressed as two numbers separated by a colon, as in 16:9.
Your digital camera will take photographs with a specific aspect ratio, so it's a good idea to match this up with the size of canvas that you are ordering. The most common aspect ratio that digital cameras use is 4:3, but you can often change this according to your own preferences and the capabilities of your camera. Once you know what aspect ratio you want, select that and you will be able to choose from suitable canvas sizes.
To read a bit more about digital photography and aspect ratios, click on the wikipedia link below:
Always remember that we will enlarge an image, but won't stretch it unless you ask us to (otherwise you'd end up with very odd looking prints). We send you a low resolution preview before printing to show you what (if anything) is going to get cropped off.
What about if my image is a non standard size?
If you've cropped your image, or made a montage from other images then you may have a non standard aspect ratio. That's where the option to "Build my own size..." comes in handy, as with a bit of basic arithmetic you can figure out which size suits your cropped photo best. Just call or email us if you need some help.
The size that you choose here is actually the dimensions of the wooden frame. The canvas itself is a bit bigger as it has to stretch around the sides of the frame. That's important to know if you are ordering a GALLERY wrap, as some of your photograph will wrap onto the side of the frame. Read up about "edge treatment" for more information about this topic.
Nearly all frames are manufactured in inch sizes, so we use inches here. If you want a quick conversion to metric, multiply the inches by 25.4 to give you the size in millimetres.
What are stretcher bars anyway? The frame that your canvas is stretched over is made up of four stretcher bars. You can have thicker Gallery bars to add more depth to the frame, or Standard bars for a slimmer frame. Both are good quality, the choice purely comes down to which you prefer the look of.
Standard bars have a profile of 18mm thick by 40mm wide and Gallery bars have a profile of 38mm thick by 35mm wide. Both types are pine fir timber kiln dried to a moisture content of 8% or less and are finger jointed to avoid warp or twist for longer bars. Standard bars have a uniform beaded edge and Gallery bars have a rounded back edge. This is designed to ensure that there will be no ghost impressions on the canvas and helps prevent canvas cracking.
Larger sized frames are additionally strengthened with cross braces.
Our frames do not require glue for assembly as they use mortise and tenon joints with wedge keys. This means that should your canvas need tightening again in the future, you can simply adjust the tension by tapping in the keys.
Your stretched canvas has a printed "face", but also four sides that are visible when it is hung. Standard frames have sides that are 18mm deep and Gallery frames have 38mm deep sides. The "edge treatment" option tells us what appearance you'd like for the sides.
The simplest option is "White Edge". This tells us to leave the sides completely blank, leaving them the natural canvas colour show.
"Gallery Wrap" is the most popular option. With a gallery wrap, the image is wrapped continiously around the edge of the frame.
What about if there is something very close to the edge of the picture that you don't want wrapped around the edge? If you don't want a white edge, then there is a third option. We take a part of the image closest to the edge, copy it and then mirror it. This is then butted up perfectly next to the original image on all sides. The effect is to mirror part of the image onto the sides and is usually very effective.
Which ever option you choose, we will take care of this for you and send you a lower resolution digital version to approve before we go to print.
We manufacture these ourselves, so your choice is between quick and quicker. 2 days to print is slightly more expensive than 3. Please remember to add transit (delivery) time to this and remember that these are working days to print and do not include weekends and bank holidays.
Unless you approve your order by 10am, the day that you approve your layout proof does not count in the time to print.
We cannot start work on your order until it is has been paid for.
We currently ONLY deliver to England, Scotland and Wales. We need to check the postcode for every address that is NOT mainland England or Wales, so if your delivery address is an island or a Scottish address, select the appropriate option.
Orders are normally sent on a next business day (non guaranteed) courier service. This can arrive any time during the day Monday to Friday. If you need to have your canvas delivered during a specific time, or on a Saturday, choose "more options" and select the option that you need.
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