The Stackhouse Blog

Explore our latest articles on art printing, tips for artists, insights on materials, and more.
December 12, 2022

Tips for Stretching a Loose Canvas Print

Framing unstretched canvas prints requires some additional steps compared to stretched canvas prints. Consider leaving an extra margin to account for the wrapping around the frame. Measure and outline the desired display area, then cut and assemble the frame using angled lumber pieces. Carefully stretch the canvas material over the frame, ensuring it remains taut but not excessively stretched. Adhere the canvas to the frame using staples, folding the corners for a neat finish. With these tips, you can frame your unstretched canvas print and give it the support it needs to showcase its beauty.
December 29, 2022

How To Choose the Best Paper for Your Photo Prints

Choosing the right paper for your photo prints is crucial. Different coatings and types of photo paper impact the final look and feel. Consider coatings like microporous or nanoporous and cast coatings for durability and drying time. Choose from glossy, matte, luster, silk, or metallic paper for distinct characteristics. The weight of the paper, measured in gsm, affects image quality and archival properties. The right paper choice enhances the professional presentation of your work. Trust The Stackhouse for professional photography printing and expert guidance on paper selection.
December 29, 2022

5 Great Tips for Framing Your Canvas Prints

When framing canvas prints, consider canvas type, frame size, color, and display techniques. Understand the requirements of loose canvas, canvas boards, or wrapped canvas for appropriate framing. Choose frame size and color that harmonizes with the artwork. Use glass for protection against fading and yellowing. Explore creative ways to display your framed canvas prints. Trust The Stackhouse for high-quality giclee printing services to enhance your favorite pieces.
January 4, 2023

The Benefits of Canvas Foam Board Prints

Canvas foam board prints offer a unique style and appearance that combines the texture of a canvas print with the durability of a foam board. This printing method allows you to display your favorite works of art or photographs in a new and interesting way, whether at home, in a gallery, or in a studio. With a wide range of sizing options available, you have the flexibility to experiment with different display arrangements. Additionally, the mounting process ensures increased longevity and durability, allowing you to enjoy your canvas foam board prints for years to come. Explore the various canvas mounting methods offered by The Stackhouse and discover the possibilities for your artwork.
January 9, 2023

How To Choose the Best Border Option

The Stackhouse offers a variety of border options for loose paper and canvas prints. For loose paper prints, you can choose from trim to size (borderless), quarter inch trim, or one inch trim. For loose canvas prints, options include trim to size (borderless), quarter inch trim, one inch trim, and two inch mirror border. These options allow you to customize the border according to your specific needs and preferences.
January 18, 2023

What To Know About Large-Format Printing

Large-format printing is essential for businesses and artists who require extra-large reproductions and signage. This article provides an overview of what large-format printing entails, its applications in various industries, and helpful tips for achieving high-quality prints. At The Stackhouse, we specialize in large-format giclee printing, offering custom sizing options to meet your specific needs. Order your large-scale prints today and make a bold statement with your visuals.
January 19, 2023

Things To Know About Solid Border vs. Mirror Border Printing

Understanding the different printing styles and border options is crucial for displaying your art pieces or photographs in the best way. This article provides a detailed look into solid border and mirror border printing styles, including their pros, cons, and best use scenarios. At The Stackhouse, we offer these and other styles to help bring your art to life. Explore these options and choose what best complements your work.
January 24, 2023

How a Textured Finish Can Enhance Your Artwork

Textured finishes bring artwork to life, adding depth and professionalism to reproductions. Materials like canvas and cold press paper enhance the visual experience and minimize glare. Museums and galleries often choose textured prints for their authentic appeal. When reproducing your artwork, consider textured finishes to elevate its charm. The Stackhouse offers top-tier fine art printing services with a range of textured prints and finishes. Choose The Stackhouse for your fine art printing needs.
February 1, 2023

5 Reasons Why Photographers Should Print Their Photos

Do you appreciate the art of photography and wish to have high-quality versions of your work? Here are some compelling reasons why photographers should opt for printing their photos. From gallery displays, selling prints, safeguarding memories, to gifting, and home decor, printing photos can enhance your photographic journey. Trust the Stackhouse for your professional photo printing needs.