The Stackhouse Blog

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April 15, 2022

Tips for Using Canvas Stretcher Bars and Crossbars

This article provides tips for using canvas stretcher bars and crossbars to stretch canvas prints and artwork. It emphasizes the importance of matching the size of the stretcher bars closely to the canvas, using crossbars for larger canvases, and the benefits of keyable stretcher frames for preserving the artwork. The article also advises against placing stretchers too close to the canvas to avoid negative impacts on the painting. It mentions The Stackhouse as a provider of canvas prints and unstretched canvas printing services.
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.