Your costs can range from $8 to $20 per linear foot ($50 to $150 per print) depending on the size of the image and the thickness of the stretcher bar you choose. You also have the inconvenience of a time delay, as it can take several days for your clamped prints to be ready for pickup.
We offer four options for canvas printing – thick wrapped, thin wrapped and unstretched on premium canvas in custom sizes and stretched value canvas in limited sizes.
Stretch it yourself: Costs – It’s usually more economical to stretch it yourself – compared to the same canvas, of course. You will save a lot of money over time. The caveat is that you need to buy in bulk, which means higher upfront costs.
The typical cost for a 24 x 36 canvas print mounted on a support frame by a professional is around $65.00 to $85.00.
1. outsourcing. If you’re new to canvas stretching, or just don’t want to stretch your canvas prints yourself, you can always take your prints to your nearest frame shop to have them stretched
All you need is your stretched or unstretched canvas (obviously), a tape measure, spirit level, and a hammer (possibly). If your canvas is already stretched (up to 1.5″ deep), we frame it as is, leaving about ¼” of space to expose the sides.
Starting on one side, place a staple in the center to secure the canvas. Once the clamp is in, flip your canvas to the opposite side. Pull and tighten the canvas with the canvas pliers; Place a staple to attach the canvas to this side. Proceed to the third page, which doesn’t have any brackets yet.
Stretch canvas including neatly folded corners – up to 10 minutes for a small screen, up to 30 minutes for a large screen.
In short, a stretched canvas is a canvas stretched tightly over a wooden frame. And a gallery slide is a specific type of stretched canvas where the image appears on both the sides of the canvas and the front, the staples are on the back, and the sides are 1.25 inches or more thick.
This is a frequently asked question from our customers and has a very simple answer. Gallery canvas prints are canvas prints where the canvas fabric is stretched over the frame. The canvas completely covers the stretcher frame and is attached to the back of the frame.
You can (and many artists often do) frame a gallery-packaged work. Nirvana by artist Linda Nilsson is both gallery wrapped and placed in a floater frame.
In short, stretched canvas is canvas that has been stretched over a wooden frame (stretcher) for display. Unstretched, also known as rolled canvas, is simply the print without the stretcher.