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We sell a variety of different canvases purchased directly from manufacturer or supplier’s overstock, that we are in turn able to sell to you for very low prices. We strive to provide a high level of service, if you have any questions about what kind of canvas is best for your specific needs, feel free to call at 1-805-747-4611 and we will be happy to help you figure it out.
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Epson Premium Matte Canvas
Price: $89.00
Sale Price: $60.25
Kodak Professional Smooth Matte Inkjet Canvas
Price: $89.00
Sale Price: $67.50
Eco Solvent Satin Canvas
Price: $120.00
Sale Price: $84.00
HP Professional Matte Canvas
Price: $139.00
Sale Price: $88.50
Permalite B Grade Premium Satin Canvas
Price: $165.00
Sale Price: $99.00
Eco Solvent / Solvent Gloss Canvas
Price: $225.00
Sale Price: $155.00
   
 

CANVAS

We sell a variety of different canvases purchased directly from manufacturer or supplier’s overstock, that we are in turn able to sell to you for very low prices. We strive to provide a high level of service, if you have any questions about what kind of canvas is best for your specific needs, feel free to call at 1-805-747-4611 and we will be happy to help you figure it out. If you are looking for either fine art or photo paper, click HERE for the link to our full listing of our papers.

TYPES OF CANVAS:

MATTE CANVAS: This canvas finish provides a glare free image and the most texture of any surface. It provides the traditional canvas appearance for your prints, however, it cannot create the same level of detail that a glossy finish can. Matte canvas has the highest levels of color saturation of any finish.


SATIN CANVAS: A satin canvas is a mixture between matte and gloss finishes, it still has much of the texture that matte does, while providing a high er level of detail and glossy finish.


SEMI-GLOSS CANVAS: It is slightly more glossy and provides less of a textured surface then that of a satin canvas, it is another compromise between a matte and a glossy finish. Both satin and semi-gloss canvas is designed to meet needs between that of a strict matte or glossy finish.


GLOSS CANVAS:

Provides the highest possible level of detail of any surface finish and the brightest colors, with a high level of reflection. It does have a tendency to have a glare when it is exposed to direct light, which is something to consider if you are placing it in the path of direct light. Works great for applications where a high level of detail and color are wanted.

Note: All of our canvas rolls are water resistant, however, we still do recommend varnishing the canvas after printing. Varnishing increases the longevity of your prints by increasing water and environmental resistance.



IMPORTANT QUALITIES OF A CANVAS ROLL:


1) PRESENCE OF OPTICAL BRIGHTENERS: The colors that are visible on a canvas are a combination of both the inks used and the canvas itself. Many canvases have added optical brighteners that are used to give the colors more vibrance when initially printed, but these optical brighteners tend to fade over time and create a yellowing of the image. Using a canvas that has low levels of optical brighteners means that it will retain more of its original color and have a longer lifespan.

2) WATER RESISTANCE: Many of our canvas rolls are water resistant, however, we still recommend that a varnish be applied. This gives increased longevity as it gives increased water resistance to the canvas, along with protecting it against any other environmental forces that interact with your canvas.

Note: The Premium Satin Canvas is the only canvas that we recommend not laminating, as it designed to not need it.

3) ACID AND LIGNIN FREE: Canvas that has acid or lignin degrade quicker over time as these elements eat away the canvas. Lignin is a naturally occurring chemical in trees and is a key reason for yellowing of papers and canvases. Removing this leads to the longevity of the canvas and is something to look for when purchasing a canvas.

OUR PRODUCT LINE:


Sihl 3890 Universal Artist Matte Canvas: This is a great universal canvas for applications that do not require a premium canvas. It has comprised of a cotton/poly blend that has a great natural texture, has a high level of image quality and is easily stretched on stretcher bars. Its ideal uses include giclee printing, wedding portraits and photography, indoor trade banners and fine art reproductions.

Premium Matte Canvas: This is the highest quality Matte Canvas that is used by the biggest name in printing (Use Epson Profile), it is a cotton polyester blend with a very uniform finish. It can be stretched without cracking and is compatible with most inkjet printers. The canvas you want when the highest quality is needed, this matte canvas will deliver the best possible quality of any matte canvas on the market.

Premium Satin Canvas: The highest quality satin canvas available, sold in 50-foot rolls (25% longer then the industry standard), it is an instant dry poly/cotton blend canvas. It is perfect for any high quality fine art or photograph reproductions where only the best is acceptable. It works with a wide range of inks and printers and is one of the few canvases where lamination is not recommended because of the canvas’s inherent qualities and technical improvements.

Exhibition Gloss Canvas: This canvas is used by the biggest name in printing (Use Epson Profile) and is the best choice for a premium canvas where a glossy finish is required. We sell it at a very low cost due to overstock and you can purchase this top of the line gloss canvas for an unbeatable price. It is polymer enhanced and it can be stretched easily for any gallery applications.


By Jim Kosvanec