Just finished printing a 44x55" canvas print, and when I feed the canvas out to cut it, I see there's a run it in about four inches in from the edge.
Well, that's $27 for the canvas and $6.50 for the ink, so $33.50 down the toilet.
On the same roll yesterday, had to scrap a 22x32" canvas print due to a "crater" in the gloss layer, that left a very noticeable ridge.
That's 17% of the 40' (expensive high end) roll in the garbage. Not sure what's coming later on the roll, either.
Remember that if you're selling your own work to consumers, that a printer (such as myself) is splitting that profit with my customer (the artist or photographer.) I'm selling a bit under what I could find elsewhere online. Still a margin there, but still pisses me off.
Do you guys hold the manufacturers to some type of compensation?
Do you complain but know they won't do anything?
Or is defective canvas part of doing business? (Not talking about damaging it, having ink flake off, having dust on it falling off with the ink, etc. Talking about true manufacturing defect.)
IF you say part of doing business, where would you draw the line?