Gallery Wrapped Canvas
Jun 01, 2019
What are Gallery Wrapped Canvas?
Canvas Gallery Wraps are made with a print on professional photo paper bonded onto museum quality canvas, or a fine art print printed directly onto canvas material. The print is then wrapped around an artist's stretcher frame, and finished with your choice of hanging hardware.
Canvas gallery wraps are also available with a variety of custom frames, and as wall clusters and splits (also known as Triptych and Polytych Wall Art) Please see my nature wall art page for different types of wall art that can be created with canvas gallery wraps.
Gallery wrapped canvas art is achieved by taking an image and bonding it onto a museum quality canvas material and stretching it onto a wood frame. The image is printed with extended borders that "wraparound" the edges of the stretcher, producing and effect that means the image will not necessarily require a frame.
Canvas art is printed by an inkjet printer or by giclee printing and is meant to look more like paintings.
In recent years it has become fashionable to display art on canvas without a frame. However, a frame can be easily added in the future if you think it would improve the canvas art, or if the interior design of your home decor changes.
Printing onto canvas is often done for fine art reproduction. The cost of framing canvas art is significantly less for canvas because typically they only need stretcher bars. With no glass, canvas art doesn't have a problem with glare. The weight of a canvas art is much less than a traditionally framed fine art print making them easier to hang.
A stretcher bar is a wood frame to which canvas art, usually a photograph or an acrylic painting is stretched and attached to prior to framing. Attaching the canvas art to the stretcher bars is the same process that is used for attaching raw canvas to stretcher bars used to create an oil painting. This process has been around for many years. If you would like a canvas print without stretcher bars please be sure to build your canvas art on my website with that option. ~Robbie George