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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.
February 23, 2023

When To Use Stretched vs. Unstretched Canvas Prints

Understanding the differences between stretched and unstretched canvas prints is essential for selecting the right style for your artwork. Stretched canvas prints provide a professional and finished appearance, making them ideal for ready-to-display pieces favored by galleries and museums. On the other hand, unstretched canvas prints offer a cost-effective option and flexibility for personal customization. The choice between the two depends on personal preference and the intended finishing process. Regardless of your choice, canvas's texture can enhance the visual appeal of your artwork. Discover a wide range of canvas print options at The Stackhouse for your art business.
May 26, 2023

What Is the Best Resolution for Canvas Prints?

Designing canvas prints requires attention to image resolution for achieving top-notch quality. High-resolution images are crucial to ensure sharp and visually appealing prints. Selecting the right resolution based on print size and considering image size and layout are equally important. Account for extra border area in gallery-wrapped canvases and explore the benefits of unstretched canvas art prints. The Stackhouse team is available to provide guidance on suitable print sizes and resolutions for your images.