eumatHow do you make the edges of gallery wrapped canvas line up with the appropriate part of the printed image? (Assuming you aren't just having the image wrap -- so meaning a solid color, mirror, etc.)
What's your tolerance for "close enough" vs re-doing it? Like, on a 1.5" deep bar, how close do you require yourself to be to lining the edge in the print to the edge of the bar?
I'm not talking about canvas shrinkage -- I'm talking about getting it lined up properly, assuming you have it printed to the appropriate length. If anything, I'm talking about canvas expansion when stretching.
I cut my canvas so there is an identical amount of border on all sides. (I actually include whitespace in the image, then a 5px black line for cutting that I cut off.) I then lay the assembled stretcher bar frame on top of the canvas print which is face down. I try to make the amount of borders even, also bending it over the frame to make sure the same amount of image is going onto the back. I then I've been doing very well at it, but have been occasionally struggling with much larger prints that I'm starting to do. (4' x 6', 3' x 4', etc.) I'm currently stretching by hand. I've been trying to buy a Studio Canvas Master (the non-pneumatic version) from GAPP Engineering, however have been getting the perpetual runaround of "two more weeks" for months now - and I'm about to give up on them, as they've now told me it will be after the new year. I've tried the frame on top of the canvas that is face up and make pencil marks technique, and it didn't work so well for me.