Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Gallery Wrapped Giclée Prints on Canvas

Gallery Wrapped Limited Edition Katherine McNeill Giclée Print
Creating a high-quality Giclée print requires great skill, experience, the best canvas or paper, expensive inks, high-end computers, a cutting-edge large format scanner, trial and error, and a really nice printer. Then once the printing is complete you have to decide how how you're going to display the print. There are a number of ways to do this, usually resulting in some kind of frame. In the case of canvas, it is almost always stretched and then framed.

Framing of course is a great way to display and hang your Giclée print. There is an unlimited number of framing options and styles to choose from. While framing is a great option, it can be expensive and time consuming. We recommend gallery wrapping as an inexpensive, contemporary, and time-saving alternative to framing canvas prints.

Gallery wrapping is a method of stretching the face of the canvas around the edge of the stretcher bars with the intention of the edges being seen. The canvas is then stapled on the back. The canvas that wraps around the edge of the bars creates the border that a traditional frame would create.

In most cases, the printer will leave or create some kind of solid band of color around the edges of the print that should be wrapped around the edges of the stretcher bars. This way you don't waste any of the image itself on the edges and the solid band of color acts as the border.

Experienced printers may offer to digitally extend or "clone" the outer edges of the image. Then when the piece is stretched, those digitally cloned edges are wrapped around the edge of the stretcher bars without sacrificing the actual image. This can be a very difficult process and should only be done by the most experienced printers. If not done correctly, it could look really unprofessional.

Van Gogh Again Editions provides high-end Giclée printing and scanning services to Denver, Colorado and the surrounding areas including:
  • Denver
  • Boulder
  • Westminster
  • Colorado Springs
  • Arvada
  • Broomfield
  • Evergreen
  • Fort Collins
  • and more
 VGAE's studio is capable of printing and scanning some of the largest images and has the expertise needed to reproduce any image to be ready for gallery wrapping. Van Gogh Again can also clone the edges of your images.

Contact Van Gogh Again today!

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