Our amazing technique transforms fine art prints and posters into rich beautifully textured works of art that simulates the look and feel of an original painting. Canvas transfers are produced by first cropping the print to the image (borders and text are removed) and then applying a durable, non-reflective, uv-blocking laminate film onto the surface of the fine art print or poster. This protects the image from fingerprints, dirt, moisture and other contaminants.
Using a special process the image is then lifted from the paper backing leaving only the colored ink. The laminated image is then placed onto a high quality 7 oz primed artist canvas and heat sealed in a press. As a result, the image takes on the texture of the canvas giving it the look and feel of an original.
The canvas transfer is then stretched onto your choice of a wooden support frame called "stretcher bars" - available in 3/4, 1 1/4" and 1 3/4"depth. The edges are then finished off with a premium non-glare fabric tape (black or white). We can also stretch the image over the sides of the stretcher bar this is called a gallery or image wrap (depending on the depth of the stretcher bar chosen you will lose approximately 1 to 2 inches of the print on the sides). Custom brush strokes can be added to further replicate the look of an original painting (see Brush Strokes tab for further details).
(Close up of section from art print with canvas transfer technique)
The transformed artwork becomes a lightweight stretched canvas that is non-breakable and cost effective to ship. Our canvas transfers can be hung on the wall as is or framed in one of our custom floater frames, a perfect compliment to the rich canvas texture. Protective glass is not required for framed canvas transfers. To clean the surface of the image you can use a damp cloth or mild glass cleaner. Please note: The canvas transfer process shrinks the image approximatley 1/4" to 1/2" from its original size.