The canvases are printed oversized so when it is stretched around the wooden strips, the photo continues around the edges to give a finished look. When ordering the canvas only, without stretching, the canvas size will be about two inches larger than the size ordered. If it is not going to be stretched with gallery wrap, let us know so the image size is printed to the exact size being ordered. When stretching, the image is printed an inch larger on each side, plus an additional inch of blank canvas, so the photo will be able to wrap around the stretcher strips. Framing is not necessary with this Fine Art Museum gallery wrap finish, but framing can be added if desired.
I am able to print with HDR (High Dynamic Range,) photography. This will make the scene look just like the eye sees it with detail in extreme highlights as well as detail in dark shadow areas. Normal photography does not get both. Ask for details. There is an additional charge for this service. See proofs made each way and decide yourself if you would like this extra enhancement.
After the canvas is printed on archival specially prepared canvas with archival- pigmented inks, it is allowed to dry for two days to allow the ink to complete set. Then the canvas is coated with an Ultraviolet absorbing finish which also makes the image water and scuff resistant. The canvas will last greater than 100 years with this treatment, according to Wilhelm Research Laboratory, if not displayed in direct sunlight. This coating is allowed to dry for two days and then the canvas is gallery wrapped and stapled to the back so no staples show on the sides. A wire to hang the canvas is provided.