February 15, 2022
3 Reasons Giclee Canvases Are So Valuable

3 Reasons Giclee Canvases Are So Valuable

Whether you’re familiar with giclee canvases or you’ve just heard about the term for the first time, it can be quite surprising to learn how valuable
April 15, 2022
Tips for Using Canvas Stretcher Bars and Crossbars

Tips for Using Canvas Stretcher Bars and Crossbars

While it’s always nice to try and let your art speak for itself, you sometimes need to do a bit more to ensure it looks its
May 11, 2022
How To Prepare for Your First Art Show or Exhibit

How To Prepare for Your First Art Show or Exhibit

Whether you offered to add your artwork to a show or exhibition or someone selected you, you’re ready for fellow art appreciators to recognize your hard
July 12, 2022
When you spend so much time and effort creating the piece of art you see in your mind’s eye, it’s understandable that you want others to see it the same way you always have. This also goes for creating canvas prints of your art. Some artists might get nervous creating prints of their work, as they worry that a certain amount of the original piece will be lost in the recreation. However, with the right printer and the right finish, canvas prints can look extremely similar to the original piece. In this article, we’ll talk about when to use a satin or matte finish for canvas prints and how each finish can affect the way people perceive your art. Why Your Finish Matters If you’ve never created canvas prints of your work before, you might wonder why something that seems so small would warrant so much forethought. The truth is that a print’s finish is the filter through which the rest of your piece is seen. Choosing a finish that doesn’t complement the work you’ve already done can lead to your prints looking very different than the original. You can lose a lot of the texture and feel of the original piece if you aren’t careful. Matte and satin finishes help preserve the original piece’s feel in different ways. Why You Should Choose a Satin Finish When trying to decide whether to use a satin or matte finish for your canvas prints, you may want to consider the medium you’ve used for the original piece. Satin finishes can give the canvas print a more authentic looking sheen, especially if your original medium was oil paints. They can also help bring out the texture of a piece, allowing vibrant colors to really pop out from the print compared to tones that are less vibrant. Photographers can also use a satin finish to create a more lifelike look to the subject in their prints. Why You Should Choose a Matte Finish If contrasting colors are an integral part of your piece, you may want to consider a matte finish. The glossiness of a satin finish can sometimes tie contrasting colors together too much, making them more homogenous. Matte finishes are also useful for preserving darker colors, as they don’t allow light to glint off areas of the piece that you intentionally made dark. Many artists like to use a matte finish for prints that will be displayed in galleries where the lighting is rather intense. The matte finish prevents the harsh lighting from blotting out sections of the piece depending on where the viewer is standing. For custom gallery wrapped canvas printing with your choice of finish, consult The Stackhouse; we can create prints for you that you’ll be proud to show off. We give you plenty of options to ensure you get exactly the prints you’re looking for.

When To Use Satin vs. Matte Finish for Canvas Prints

When you spend so much time and effort creating the piece of art you see in your mind’s eye, it’s understandable that you want others to