Techniques Used for Canvas Printing
The reproduction of art by the use of latest technology has not only made art pieces readily available to the general public but it has also reduced their cost largely. Most of the people do not pay attention to the fact that there are different techniques of canvas printing and that each technique yield varied results. The canvas print you saw in your friend’s house may not look the same if a different technique is used on it. Therefore, it is very important to have the basic knowledge about the different techniques used for canvas printing and decoration. Each method has its own advantages and disadvantages; it is up to you to judge what method fulfills your needs and requirements. Here are some of the basic canvas printing techniques used by the companies these days; Dye Sublimation: This is probably the most used technique for canvas printing; it involves making films of three basic colors (cyan, yellow and magenta) and then mixing and matching them to create other shades and color tones. The films are then fuse on large canvas sheets and left to dry off. The resulting picture is perfect for production of oil paintings or to produce abstract images. The problem with dye sublimation is that you are not able to get the perfect contracts and color combinations as the original picture. Yet, it is the perfect solution for you if you are looking for something to decorate your drawing room or living room. Giclee: Giclee is a modern method, which uses large printers for canvas printing. Unlike the conventional techniques, Giclee can make your canvas print ready in less than half an hour with the perfect color combinations and contrasts. This kind of technique is mostly used for commercial production of banner and canvas printings that are used for advertisements and marketing. It is the most cost effective techniques and has a long durability. The printers used are 8-color ink jet ensuring that the colors last longer and do not fade in extreme sunlight. This method can be used for oil based as well as acid free prints, which means that the prints are comparatively environment friendly as well. Fotempra: The Fotempra method is least used for canvas printing; a special color pigment is used for printing photos using this particular technique. This pigment varies according to the company’s choice and is mixed with egg white and ammonium dichloride solution. This mixture provides color sensitivity to the image, it is stretched on the canvas and a negative of the image to be printed is placed on it. The solution is dried and a soap bath is given to it. The result is an elegant, top class image that has the quality of a museum canvas print. Because the entire process is done with hands, it takes longer for the final print to be delivered to you and it probably costs both than both the methods mentioned above. However, once you see the final image, you will realize that it is totally worth the money.