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HIGH QUALITY CANVASSES
A canvas print is an ideal way to create impact and presence within an area or business environment. The larger sizes add a focal point to a room.
The stretched canvasses are the highest quality available and are offered in a range of sizes up to six feet in length.
To order Simply select the size you require in the drop down menu below the image you are viewing, then add to cart. Online payment is through the secure Paypal payment site or by credit card.
If you require a size other than available in the drop down menu, please click on the 'contact me' section above and let me know the size you would like.
Alternatively you can order by sending me a message through the 'Contact me' section above. You can then pay by sending me a cheque and your delivery details personally.
FOR TRADE COMMISSIONS OR ENQUIRIES PLEASE CONTACT ME TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO VIEW SAMPLE CANVASSES OR DISCUSS OPTIONS AVAILABLE.
I CAN ALSO SUPPLY CANVASSES OF YOUR PHOTOGRAPHS AT THE SAME HIGH STANDARDS AT EXCELLENT PRICES. PLEASE CONTACT ME FOR DETAILS.
ABOUT MY CANVASSES
NOT ALL CANVASSES ARE THE SAME.... read on for more
About a year ago I decided after many requests to offer canvas prints of my images. I take great care in taking the photographs and offer very high quality printed images in house so when offering my work as a canvas print the results had to be equally as good.
I am a skilled photographer, printer and framer but not experienced in canvas printing or stretching so I decided to find a company to produce them for me. Before offering this service I spent a considerable amount of time conducting market research.
I ordered canvasses from a number of the well known online canvas companies and a couple more local to me to gauge the market. The quality varied from ok to passable to very poor and I experienced many MDF frames with thin paper like canvasses stapled to them. The colours were close on most but some were nowhere near true.
Most importantly, virtually all the canvas companies I investigated applied no form of protection over the canvas at all. I have one on my wall where the ink has literally rubbed off especially on the corners. They were not water, moisture or scuff resistant either. (I tested them in the garden with a bit of rainfall)
Then I found a specialist canvas company through recommendation from another photographer.
I ordered a sample one from them and it ticked all the boxes. The canvas was fantastic quality stretched over a solid pine frame with stretcher pegs in the corners as with oil paintings. It was fully protected from UV,moisture and was scuff resistant. The colours were absolutely exact to my Large Format Epson Pro prints. I have one on the garage wall in my garden that has been there in all weathers for over a year and it still looks at good as it did when I received it. (apart from additional artistic content from the seagulls)
Occasionally someone will comment on a 'canvas' print available from a garden centre, shop or gallery thats cheaper. They are totally swayed when the differences are explained.
When a customer purchases one of my photographs as a card, print or canvas I fully expect them to enjoy it for many years thus the quality and finish are paramount. Even my greetings cards use Fuji Crystal Archive photos that will last around 60 years!
This company now produces all my canvasses without hesitation.
ABOUT THE CANVASSES.
PRINTER & INKS - The canvasses are produced with HP Designjet Z6100 printers, with the HP vivera inks, giving vibrant, colourfast prints, every time. The laminated canvas prints are light fast for up to 200 years!
LAMINATION - In addition to the colourfastness of the inks, a scratch proof, water resistant laminate
coating is applied to all canvas prints, the laminate is a Satin - Matt finish applied using a Hot Press, vacuum press.
This process ensures each canvas gets a consistent finish and an unrivalled protective coating every time. The laminated coating becomes invisible and allows the textured weave of the high quality heavyweight canvas to show through.
THIS PROCESS ALLOWS YOUR CANVAS TO BE SUITABLE FOR DISPLAY IN BATHROOMS AND KITCHENS OR OTHER HUMID ENVOIRONMENTS.
The canvas is then professionally stretched over a 38mm solid wood frame with stretcher bars and pegs for a warp free rigid canvas.
The canvas is then packed in bubble wrap and a thick layer of corrugated card and sent to you by courier.
THIS IS ALL INCLUDED IN THE PRICE YOU PAY.
TURNAROUND TIME IS SUPER QUICK. YOU WILL USUALLY RECEIVE YOUR CANVAS WITHIN FIVE DAYS OF ORDERING.
THE PRICES INCLUDE NEXT DAY DELIVERY FROM DISPATCH WITHIN THE UK.
PLEASE CONTACT ME FOR OVERSEAS DELIVERY BEFORE ORDERING.
FRAMED AND MOUNTED PRINTS
Every mounted print is hand produced by me in my fully kitted workshop. All rectangular prints are available in standard frame sizes enabling cheaper framing. i.e. 14”x11” or 20”x16”.
I only use top quality Colourmount, Antique white acid free mount board. This retains its colour and the bevel cut will not tarnish with age.
The prints are produced with an Epson 3880 Pro printer for outstanding quality, detail and colour reproduction. The printer uses Epson Ultrachrome Pigment inks resulting in images that are moisture resistant and light fast for around 110 years.
Unlike many photographers, I do not farm my printing out to other companies as I like to have complete control over the production process. The only work I trust to another company is the canvas prints. The one I use has a similar level of high quality so I am more than happy for them to produce these for me.
I use the best quality media, mainly Lyson 265gsm Oyster which is extremely white resulting in perfect colour correct prints. The printer and my monitor are also colour calibrated.
The majority of the framed work I produce is finished in solid ash. These are made for me specifically for the mounted prints that I produce. The frames are made by a bespoke framer and are tightly bevelled, grain matched and extremely high quality. All are sealed and strung to a high specification.
All my greetings cards are produced in house. The photographs are high quality Fuji Crystal Archive laboratory wet chemistry prints. These far surpass the colour and detail found on most commercially produced cards using digital processes. The cards are also fade resistant for up to 60 years. I use 300gsm card stock for a nice quality feel and seal them in self seal bags and add a label to the seal. All cards are individually signed by me.
I have numerous books published in hardback by Halsgrove. They are available from this site or from good bookshops throughout the South West. Details of my books can be found in the 'Galleries' section.
TESTIMONIALS FROM HAPPY CUSTOMERS....
"Adrian, the pictures arrived at 11.30am on Monday. As you said they look absolutely fantastic, and are done beautifully. I have now got to work out the best place to hang them" Penny H
Just to say I am really pleased with the photo and I am sure my niece will be and that it will give her many happy memories of Dartmoor walks (usually cold and wet of course but often, as today, spectacularly beautiful). Thank you for your eye and skill.
Best wishes, Suzi