Canvas Printers Pretoria | Canvas Printers Fourways | Canvasprinting
The Canvas Printing Process
We do all our canvas printing on a product called Picasso Artist Canvas. This canvas material is treated with a special chemical specifically for the purpose of printing directly onto the canvas. This ensures that the end product is of the utmost quality. We print at 1000 dpi, which is more than enough, especially consider that the difference between 500 and 1000 dpi will not be visible to the naked eye.
When ordering canvas you have a choice between two options. The 1fiesrt of which is to order only the printed canvas which we then supply to you printed and rolled up. Or you could have it over a frame ready to be hung on the wall. In the industry these two options are respectively called unstretched and stretched. When you order your stretched canvas we stretch the canvas over a 44x22mm pine wood frame. Canvas of 1 squared metre and larger gets additional support in the middle. The widest that we can print canvas is 1.2m as the actual canvas material isnt available in wider rolls. When it comes to stretched canvas the largest we recommend it to be is 4 square metres, because the frame tends to buckle and bend if made any bigger.
If you require a canvas that is bigger than 4 square metres we recommend that you rather have us tension it over a 25mm square tubing steel frame which could further be rounded off with an aluminium angle iron boarder which will give a very exclusive and corporate look to it.
There are different options for the side of the frame, you can either leave it black (no printing white), or a solid colour of your choice, or you can have part of the artwork wrap around the sides (will need at least 60mm on each side)
Turn-around times are as follows:
- Stretched Canvas requires around 7 working days to complete depending on size and availability of wood.
- Unstretched Canvas requires 3 working days as it is printing alone.
Please note that the 1st working day is the day after artwork approval and payment of 50% deposit is received.
Please note: That on Fridays we will be closing at 15:00