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MontrealPaul

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It needs to be smooth like tyvek but with a better dynamic range. Or maybe there’s a version of tyvek with a decent coating. I am making fine art prints and want to stretch them on wooden frames.

Thank you!
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Re: What is the best printing material for putting on a stretcher -
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2022, 01:23:59 pm »

Wouldn‘t canvas be the obvious choice? Companies like Hahnemühle or Canson produce canvas with inkjet coating that delivers a great color gamut.

https://www.hahnemuehle.com/en/digital-fineart/fineart-media/canvas-fineart.html

https://www.canson-infinity.com/en/products/photoart-pro-canvas

https://www.canson-infinity.com/en/products/museum-pro-canvas
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Re: What is the best printing material for putting on a stretcher -
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2022, 03:25:02 pm »

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[quote author=TheNinth link=topic=141048.msg1241893#msg1241893 date=165652343Wouldn‘t canvas be the obvious choice? Companies like Hahnemühle or Canson produce canvas with inkjet coating that delivers a great color gamut.

https://www.hahnemuehle.com/en/digital-fineart/fineart-media/canvas-fineart.html

https://www.canson-infinity.com/en/products/photoart-pro-canvas

https://www.canson-infinity.com/en/products/museum-pro-canvas
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John Hollenberg

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Re: What is the best printing material for putting on a stretcher -
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2022, 04:44:27 pm »

I was wondering why you were asking this question... perhaps I did not interpret it properly.  ;D
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Re: What is the best printing material for putting on a stretcher -
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2022, 07:05:28 am »

Thanks for your responses, the material needs to be smoother than canvas because the photos are of canvas, printed at 100 % and the texture of the substrate can’t interfere with the reading of the image. 
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« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2022, 07:24:56 am »

We do acrylic and water color art reproductions all the time and only print them to canvas.
They look fantastic, by the way. Reproducing the canvas texture to a plain paper can look sort of fake.
(Like you are trying to make it look like canvas but you really did not use canvas.)
Clients love the look of canvas but more important is that canvas feel.
Ok to disagree, that is what makes the world go round.
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« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2022, 09:01:53 am »

Thanks for your responses, the material needs to be smoother than canvas because the photos are of canvas, printed at 100 % and the texture of the substrate can’t interfere with the reading of the image.

You'll need a woven material of some sort in order to stretch it. There are some 100% polyester canvasses that have a very fine weave, much finer than traditional canvas, that might work for you. You can find them on eBay or possibly Lexjet might have something similar. I bought one to test off of eBay but it didn't have quite the color punch of a traditional canvas, but there might be other brands that are better.

The other option would be two very finely woven canvasses that I use, Canson Museum ProCanvas either in matte or Satin. It is 100% cotton with a very fine weave and comes in either matte or luster. The other one is Breathing Color 17M. Its cotton/poly weave is a little tougher than the 100% cotton Canson but also has an equally fine weave and comes in glossy or satin. Both have excellent color saturation and once they're coated the canvas texture almost completely disappears.
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« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2022, 11:33:31 am »

Thank you for writing in, the Canson Museum Pro might work!

You'll need a woven material of some sort in order to stretch it. There are some 100% polyester canvasses that have a very fine weave, much finer than traditional canvas, that might work for you. You can find them on eBay or possibly Lexjet might have something similar. I bought one to test off of eBay but it didn't have quite the color punch of a traditional canvas, but there might be other brands that are better.

The other option would be two very finely woven canvasses that I use, Canson Museum ProCanvas either in matte or Satin. It is 100% cotton with a very fine weave and comes in either matte or luster. The other one is Breathing Color 17M. Its cotton/poly weave is a little tougher than the 100% cotton Canson but also has an equally fine weave and comes in glossy or satin. Both have excellent color saturation and once they're coated the canvas texture almost completely disappears.
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