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Blue Horizon Prints for quality Wall Art Sydney Canvas Prints.

As the demand in Australia for canvas prints as a medium for displaying photographs increases all the time, so too is the number of printing companies that are on the market, however, not all of these are producing quality prints that will last. In recent times some of the big store chains have started to offer an ‘in-house’ canvas printing service.  If you are asking yourself where to print canvases in Sydney or buy great quality but well-priced art prints in the Sydney area then you’ve come to the right place!

This article will outline ways that a canvas print should and also shouldn’t be made, there are great numbers of ways that corners can be cut which will lower the price. When buying a canvas print or printing your photo on canvas you should ask the company doing the printing some of these questions.

A canvas print, also known as a stretched canvas or canvas art, is the result of an image being printed onto a canvas. Wikipedia does a good job explaining a few more details, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canvas_print.

As you can see the term leaves a fair degree of flexibility, the variables are the printer used, the type of ink used, the canvas quality then right through to the wood used to stretch the canvas onto.

The Printing Machine

As is often the way, the tools of the trade are vitally important, in this case, it is the printer used for the canvas prints. There are a number of types of the printer then also a wide variety of brands, some have a reputation for quality and others don’t. A canvas print is best printed with an Inkjet printer, this method involves spraying the inks onto the canvas and allows for deep penetration of the inks into the canvas, creating a quality look along with durability. The poorer quality canvas print companies will often use flatbed printers; these printers are the domain of commercial printing houses and are not specifically designed for printing on canvas.

Printing with a flatbed printer as opposed to an Inkjet printer may not always immediately be apparent unless you are an expert, however, after a relatively short time, the difference can be very clearly seen. A giclee print (printed using the Ink Jet process) will outlast a canvas print using flatbed technology by up to 60 years or more. The canvas will be less likely to fade, its colours will remain more vibrant and the ink will stay on the canvas for much longer without any flaking. Wall Art Sydney uses Wide-format Epson Printers, these are Inkjet printers and are recognized as being the market leader in quality for printing canvas prints.

The Inks

Most inks used in the canvas printing process have a light-fast guarantee. This rating specifies a time frame during which there should be no visible fading of colours. A poor-quality canvas print will use inks that have a limited light-fast rating. Over-time you will begin to notice a drop in quality. At Blue Horizon Prints we Epson Ultrachrome K3 pigment-based inks that are light-fast for 75 years.

Canvas counts!

A wide selection of canvas is used by companies offering to put your photo on canvas. A poor-quality canvas will often be thin, crumble or tear easily when stretched. The high-quality canvas should be archival, heavy-weight and beautifully textured. At Blue Horizon Prints we use Canson canvas, the market leader that has won a massive number of awards, take a look at the link below for an independent third-party review of Canvas canvas and also Epson printers.

Framing on Art Prints Sydney

A framed canvas print will be wrapped around a wooden frame, there are a number of ways companies can cut corners here, they can offer cheap, timber that will easily warp and ruin the way the canvas hangs, they will also use a lightweight timber frame. Blue Horizon Prints uses premium timber that lasts and looks significantly better.

High-quality frames (used for canvas printing or art-reproductions) are usually also profiled. Profiling means that the minimum amount of canvas touches the frame, minimising the possibility of unsightly creases developing over time. Wall Art Sydney uses quality kiln-dried timber that will reduce any warping over time, we use a chunky wooden frame as standard adding a further look of quality to the overall effect.

If you are looking for a great place to buy really good local wall art and canvas prints in Sydney or the surrounding area then look no further, you’ve found us!

At Blue Horizon Prints we have a reputation for quality; we use premium materials and tools allowing our prints to be a market leader in Australia.  So If you are looking to print a photo on canvas or want to purchase great quality canvas art, log onto http://www.bluehorizonprints.com.au.

10 Great Reasons why you should buy from Wall Prints Sydney to decorate your walls!

  1. We have more than four thousand premium quality artworks to choose from in an enormous selection of categories,
  2. All Australian orders are made here in Australia! We are in an ever decreasing minority of art manufacturers that actually print the art here in Oz!
  3. Quality is everything! We use premium grade 100% cotton canvas for all the canvas prints, gorgeous kiln-dried timber frames,
  4. We understand the Australian climate and create art that’s and create art that strong enough to withstand the UV rays, salty breezes and hot to cold swings.
  5. We focus on local talent with artwork with art and photography created by Australians.
  6. Our focus is on customer service, you’re welcome to call us and speak to a  real person any time during business hours.
  7. Even though a business is getting busier our first priority is still making sure we customer-orientated
  8. We almost outright refuse to have plain canvas edges! We will always find a way to add a splash of life to the canvas sides!
  9. We focus on personalised art and have custom wall art for every occasion!
  10. We deliver FAST, our normal turnaround is about a week from start to finish if we express deliver the art it can be there the next day!

Buy Wall Art Sydney: If you are looking to buy canvas prints in Sydney then you’ve come to the right place!

Wall Art Sydney

Neutral Bay, NSW,

Australia, 2089

1300 632 332

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