Canvas Frequently Asked Questions

What are giclée canvas prints?

Giclée (pronounced "gee-clay") is a highly sophisticated inkjet printing process that uses fade-resistant archival inks to produce prints that last. Even museums have realized the vast potential of this technology, making giclée editions a permanent part of their collections.

Fine art Giclée printing is now the print method of choice for professionals. But you can create your own Giclée canvas print capturing cherished life moments and your museum quality print will arrive beautifully vivid, ready to hang.

What is the difference between 3/4" stretched canvas and gallery wraps?

A 3/4" stretched canvas is a classic presentation that's tautly stretched over an all-wood 5/8" stretcher bar and stapled in place for a finished depth of 3/4". Stapling is always done on the back for the more professional look that sets us apart from our competitors. This classic size is the most frame-friendly depth, finished with a standard, white border wrap and works well with hundreds of frame choices.

A gallery wrap uses a thicker, all wood stretcher bar for a final depth of either 1", 1.5" or 2". It's most commonly used when the canvas is hung unframed as a stand-alone work of art or in a canvas floater frame with exposed edges. Choose from three border styles - mirrored image, black or white.

What is a mirrored image border?

The very edges of your image will be "cloned" and flipped to cover the outer edge of the gallery wrap. The entire original work will be visible. It's just an artistic way to add visual interest to your canvas print. (Just be careful selecting this option if the edge of your image has people or words)

Mirror Image Border Canvas Printing

What is a rolled canvas?

Rolled Canvases are prints only, with a 2 1/2", white border around the edge of the canvas. A great choice for professional artists and photographers who want greater flexibility for mounting and framing, it's a more economical solution because it requires no additional stretcher bar materials and it's easier to ship.

What is the difference in the paper types?

Premium Grade

Specially designed for premium, water-based pigmented ink sets, its texture and weight brings fine art reproductions one step closer to the originals. Made from an archival acid-free poly/cotton blend (that lasts a staggering 75 years), this canvas has a bright white tone and comes in matte and glossy finishes.

Gallery Grade

White, poly-cotton blend canvas that accepts eco-solvent pigmented ink sets, utilizing the ultimate in eco-friendly technology: agent-free brighteners and fluorescent whitening. Available in satin and glossy finishes, with a life of over 25 years, a top-coat isn't required. So it's an economical choice, that doesn't compromise quality.

How big can I go?

We put the most innovative Image Enlargement technology to work so you can get the larger than life images you want, without losing much (if any) quality. From older phones (EX: iPhone 5), we'll print 22x12 inches, max. From a new phone (EX: Pixel 2 or iPhone 7) that shoots at 4032x3024, we can print an image up to 4' x 6'. Now, that's big!

How much does it cost?

The price of your custom canvas art is determined by several factors:

  • Type of canvas you choose
  • Wrap style
  • Frame you select (if any)

Prices for stretched canvas' start at just $18.90. To get an idea of what your canvas will cost, just upload your image and choose your options. The price will adjust as you make your selections, allowing you to make changes necessary to fit your budget.