'Mona Lisa Joker' by Alex Gross
Martien Mulder, 'Interval'
We offer a diverse range of archival fine art custom canvas that is much more damage-resistant than paper. Surfaces range from cotton matte canvas with a bright white smooth weave that looks similar to photo rag paper, to raw canvas for a natural feel, to satin canvas with a subtle shine. The print can then be stretched, finished, painted, or varnished as requested.
Compared with online canvas printers who use solvent inks more suited for sign printing, and plastic or vinyl canvases, our canvas prints have greater detail, smoother tonality, and beautiful natural surfaces. Our canvas prints are produced as fine art pieces, not cheap consumer décor.
Just as is the case with paintings, canvas printing is an opportunity to present work without the barrier of glass between the artwork and the viewer. See your work on the gallery wall the same way you see it in your studio.
Print by Tyler Goldfarb
The cost of framing and glazing for large scale works can be a significant expense. Stretching a canvas print on wood bars makes works ready-to-hang without the added expense of framing.
However, stretching may not be as cost-effective for small prints. There are many 11" x 14" or 16" x 20" high quality standard frames available. As we stretch canvas by hand, the cost reflects the labor involved.
With a durable, workable surface, canvas can be used in many ways that paper cannot. Canvas creates dimension and provides creative possibilities for works beyond painting from photography to collage.
Many canvas options come in rolls as wide as 64" and can be printed any length.
* Contact Us for a custom stretching estimate based on the dimensions and quantity of your project or exhibition.
Discover new ways to support your practice by combining the use of a canvas print with your creative ingenuity. Whether you want to work on top of an image as a multimedia piece, use your digital sketches as an underpainting, or produce an edition variant of an existing work, the potentials are limitless.
Prints for Panepinto Galleries
Our studio can print highly-accurate facsimiles of artwork on canvas and linen. These surfaces with fine weaves and excellent coatings on a variety of finishes will reproduce your artwork with great detail and color fidelity, whether it was created on a canvas or not.
All our canvas prints are archival and created with the highest level of reproduction quality. The digital pigment prints we make should not be confused with online canvas printers who use solvent inks. We create canvas prints of exceptional quality on professionally formulated surfaces to ensure the best representation of the artwork possible.
'Age of Covid' by Alex Gross
Erin Derby, 'No. 44'
The fine weave of canvas and linen combined with state of the art coatings allow photos printed on canvas to be truly sharp, detailed with deep blacks, and possessive of a full tonal range similar to many top papers. Matte canvas is popular due to its lack of reflectivity to create deep velvety blacks, while white satin canvas gives the additional shine and pop of a lustre paper.
Transform your work from digital files to stunning large scale canvas prints. Artists working in Illustrator, Procreate, and other digital formats can print their files on canvas, amongst other incredibly tactile surfaces, to create works that feel organic.
We have multiple surfaces for large format custom canvas printing. Between smooth matte canvas excellent for fine art and photo reproduction, there is satin canvas for work with more of a glossy sheen. Both choices deliver saturated colors and exceptional detail.
* For a full list of information on our canvas, linen and other fabric options, please visit our Canvas, Linen, & Fabrics page here
Linen has long been prized as the best media for painting and, after many centuries, the evidence is clear that it is the most durable fiber. Linen is made from flax, while most canvas is made from cotton (with some blends using polyester to prevent cracking).
Linen being stronger can thus produce a finer weave without stretching or distortion. We stock super fine white Belgian Linen, a perfect medium for highly detailed works and photographs. Belgian Linen is also a sustainable eco-conscious material.
Linen is also available as a loosely woven, gauze-like texture with an incredibly dreamy feel. We also stock natural and oatmeal-toned linens which are beautiful for the right project, but may not have the full tonal reproduction range that a white surface has.
Our additional selection of various fabrics offers even more creative options ranging from silks to taffeta. These fabrics can print incredibly well, each adding its unique feel to the work.
Canvas can be used in many ways that paper cannot. Canvas printing creates dimension and provides creative possibilities for works beyond painting, from photography to collage.
Hotels, interior designers, real estate, and décor clients choose canvas printing as a cost-effective method of creating multiple large artworks that look and feel original, and can be custom-scaled to suit the space. Prints can be stretched, framed, and even embellished.
Stretching is an additional service we offer for Canvas prints, or prints can be stretched by the artist or framer as needed. However, our service may not be as cost-effective as framing at small sizes. There are many 11" x 14" or 16" x 20" quality made standard frames available. Our stretching costs reflect the physical hand labor we put in, there is nothing automated.
There are different options to treat the sides of a canvas print for wrapping. Gallery wrap canvas has the image extended to "wrap" around the edges of the stretcher bars, leaving no white or hard edges visible on the final piece. Learn about the different ways we treat canvas edges in the section below.
Blank canvas (museum wrap)
This is not recommended unless you will float frame the canvas or are painting on top. Wood stretchers are prone to expansion, contraction, and warping due to humidity changes. This resulting hard edges may not perfectly align with the corners. Extending the image to offer a margin of error will guarantee a perfect-looking finished project.
Content aware extension (gallery wrap)
Using content-aware tools, we replicate the texture and detail of the original to extend the borders naturally.
We take the edges of the work and mirror them to extend the original image. This is traditionally the most common technique, but compared to the content-aware option, the repeating pattern may look unnatural or busy.
Solid color or tone
Depending on the art work, sometimes a solid color is all that is needed to extend the wrap.