Archival Quality Prints on Canvas
1000Museums offers canvas as an alternative to our archival, acid-free paper prints. Canvas can provide a more authentic look and added depth, along with additional mounting and display options. Our canvas reproductions use the same print process, 200-year permanence inks, and EPSON printers as our paper prints.
1000Museums offers two types of canvas: rolled and stretched.
Stretched canvas is first printed and then attached to stretcher bars so that no staples or nails are visible on the edges. It is ready to be hung on the wall. There is no additional mat or frame moulding surrounding the image.
A moulding can be added to the stretched canvas by a professional framer. If this is done, mats and glass are not usually used. We do not frame stretched canvas at this time.
Stretched canvas is currently only available in sizes Medium through Extra Large. For stretched canvas in our new 40 x 60 XXL size, please contact us.
Since the sides of unframed stretched canvas are visible, there are several options on how these sides can be printed. This edge treatment is called the “wrap” and is considered a contemporary way to showcase your canvas print.
- Stretch Colored: The sides of the stretched work are printed in black. Contact us if you'd like another color on the sides.
- Stretch Mirrored: The edges of the work are replicated so that the work is visually extended onto the sides, in effect the image is “mirrored” onto the sides. This is especially good for works with light and dark colors along the edges and is sometimes called a Gallery Wrap.
Stretching is not currently available for Petite and Small canvas. Please contact us for stretched XXL.
Unframed Canvas (Rolled)
Unframed (rolled) canvas is equivalent to unframed paper. An unprinted border is included around the image, to facilitate future stretching or framing.
This is the simplest and least expensive canvas option, available in the same sizes as our unframed paper prints (petite through XXL; 8x10 through 40x60).
Custom sizes are also available.
An important note about canvas
In some cases, our licensed artists or their estates feel canvas reproductions could be so good that those reproductions might be mistaken for originals. For these and other reasons, they do not permit canvas reproductions as part of the licenses they grant us under their copyright. If we do not show a work of art available in canvas, this restriction is most likely the reason. Public domain works do not have similar restrictions.
Contact us about canvas availability for any work that interests you, for additional information, or to place a custom order.