Hi all and StuNY in particular
Your comments re type of canvas etc are most useful.
Question. I recently got a sample collection of Fine Art materials from Hahnemuhle. In looking up the canvases I see Monet and Daguerre. You favour Monet for your use. Is that because it appears( from the sample) to be off white and/or more canvas looking?
What attracted you ( other than it worked...).
What do you use to spray protect the finished work?
Good question, and I honestly couldn't remember off the top of my head. So I went back to my test print box and took a trip down memory lane! I test printed the same sample pack as you, as well as about 30 more papers one day with a set of my images ganged up on a page. Nothing like a side by side comparison of the same image. And yet, no sample of Daguerre oddly enough. Then I remembered, I couldn't get the Daguerre canvas to feed! After about 10 attempts I gave up. Partly because I really didn't like the feel of the canvas, and I liked the Monet much more since it felt like a real canvas in my hand, and the colors were really beautiful. I get a great balance of canvas texture but fine details in the print. Not sure if it makes a difference, but the 100% cotton of the Monet has stayed nice and tight on the wraps I have had on the wall for a few years now.
I coat all my canvas with Eco Print Shield- rolled on- and am very happy with this. I put two layers of gloss and finish with a layer of semi. No cracking when I gallery wrap my prints- as long as I remember not to do it below 60 degrees haha!