Hey all, just a quick update for any of you following the thread...
Just finished my first roll of canvas and thought I'd share my results. I printed on a 44" roll of PremierArt Smooth Matte Canvas
and absolutely LOVED the results. Granted, I've not yet printed on another type of canvas, so take that for what it's worth, but I find the results amazing. I printed, coated and stretched +10 30"x40" prints and a bunch of various size panos, and I really am happy with how things worked out.
I bought a Wagner HLVP "Spray Tech Control Spray"
gun, and used Premier Art's Satin Eco Print Shield
. The gun and Eco went on smoothly and perfectly; three light coats and the results look great.
I bought Heavy Duty Stretcher Bars
from Utrecht, and am using a $40 electric staple gun with stainless steel staples.
I have to admit that the whole canvas printing, coating and stretching was WAY easier to learn and "master" if you will than learning to properly cut mats, mount on backing boards, and frame my work.
I've got 3 shows in the next 5 weeks, so I'm anxious to see how my canvas work is received. Many thanks again for all of your input and guidance.