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SHOULD A CANVAS PRINT BE FRAMED?

Canvas prints do not require a frame. In fact, your photo will look amazing without a frame just as much as it would witha frame. Many people choose an unframed canvas for a modern or minimalistic style. Additionally, stretched canvas look beautiful and can be hung on the wall right away.

IS CANVAS OR PAPER BETTER?

Canvas and paper prints are both excellent choices, however there are things to consider when deciding to allow your photo to come to life. Paper prints are often less expensive; however, it is almost always the case that a frame needs to be invested in, making their cost similar. On the other hand, canvas photos more closely resemble the original work due to their natural textures. In addition, the color absorption in canvas is much better than that of paper. This gives them a softer look. By using archival ink and high quality canvas, this makes them a great choice for someone that wants a more durable print without sacrificing quality.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CANVAS AND ACRYLIC PRINTS?

Although acrylic prints are growing in popularity, canvas photo prints are definitely more popular and widely used. While acrylic prints achieve a sleek contemporary look, canvas prints are a classic choice for interior design and home decor. Acrylic prints offer a glossier, reflective look and canvas prints give an organic feel. Although, both choices are excellent for either type of space.

WHAT IS A MIRRORED CANVAS?

A mirrored canvas can also be called a mirrored edge or a mirrored wrap. A mirrored canvas is one of the more popular effects in canvas wrapping (particularly with photographs), where the last 1 ½ inches of the image is wrapped in order to create a smooth appearance on all the sides of the canvas. This creates a reflection-like appearance. With this mirrored image effect, no portion of the image is lost on the front side of the canvas. In contrast, classically stretched canvases take a portion of the original image and continue it around the sides.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN STRETCHED AND UN-STRETCHED/ROLLED CANVASES?

A stretched canvas print means that the image has been wrapped around the edge of a frame, while an un-stretched/rolled canvas picture print is a printed canvas without the frame. Typically, customers that buy the rolled canvas want to make their own frame or ship the art. However, if that is not the case, we recommend the stretched canvas print option as your artwork arrives ready to hang on the wall immediately.

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DO YOU FRAME METAL PRINTS?

Metal prints use a frameless design, giving photos a clean, modern look. You don’t have to deal with framing or matting the piece: the art is ready the minute it arrives. Even without a frame, metal art has immense longevity because of its durable material and professional finish.

ARE METAL PRINTS HEAVY?

Despite the aluminum prints being metal, metal prints are actually quite light. In fact, they are lighter than acrylic prints and weigh about twice as less. Even on large prints installation is a breeze.

ARE METAL PRINTS WATERPROOF?
Metal prints can be treated like any other framed photo print, except they are a little bit longer-lasting. Submerging your metal print is not suggested, however, metal prints are ideal for bathrooms: can withstand much more moisture than other prints, such as the case of an acrylic print.

HOW DO I CARE FOR MY METAL PRINT? DO PRINTS FADE?

Yes. All prints fade over time, no exception. Metal prints however are actually more durable, fade resistant, stand better against humidity and sunlight compared to other types of prints. With that being said, there are additional things to that will keep your print from fading. Such as reducing the amount of direct sunlight the print receives and choosing lamination options for your custom metal print. Metal prints are durable, but it is best practice to keep your print in a safe location, cover and properly package when moving or storing your print. One of the best ways to maintain a print's longevity is to choose a reliable printing company

WHAT ARE ROUNDED CORNERS ON A METAL PRINT?

1/8" rounded corners offer a nice finished look while offering safety from the pointed edges of aluminum.

WHAT IS A CUSTOM ACRYLIC PRINT?

Custom acrylic prints are photos that have been transformed into fine wall art installations. These acrylic prints have a bright glossy contemporary feel, while looking frameless. The acrylic does an excellent job reflecting the light so that the photo has a vibrant glossy shine. Custom acrylic prints are made by printing an image onto high quality photo paper, which is then pressure bonded to the back of a clear and clean acrylic sheet. The acrylic sheet not only provides a sleek look but also gives the photo width, volume, and protection.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GLOSS AND METALLIC ACRYLIC PRINTS?

What kind of paper would you like your image to be on? Gloss acrylic paper will make your photo look like it has sleek glossy polish. Metallic acrylic paper makes the image look like it was almost printed on metal. Both are great options for any image. We would suggest the metallic, for those that would like their colors to pop and appear more reflective. These options allow for greater customization and allows the individual to better express themselves in their acrylic wall art.

WHAT IS AN ALUMINUM FLUSH CLEAT?

Our specially designed silver/black aluminum flush cleat gives your print the popular floating effect, while offering rigidity, and the ability to hang your custom acrylic print on a wall. Our flush cleats will create a floating effect away from your wall and are installed flush to the edge, giving your print more visible depth. Durable, rigid, and easy.

HOW DO I PROPERLY MAINTAIN AND CLEAN MY ACRYLIC PRINTS?

To prevent damage to your acrylic print we recommend that you properly install, maintain, and care for your acrylic print. When mishandled, acrylic can scratch or chip. Avoid contact with any sharp or hard objects that may damage the surface. When storing your acrylic print cover it with soft material to prevent scratches. For increased longevity, install your print in locations that aren't in direct sunlight for extended periods, in high humid areas, or in high traffic areas. When cleaning your acrylic print, use a damp, soft cloth to wipe the surface of your acrylic print. When properly installed and maintained acrylic prints will give you joy for many years to come.

SHOULD A CUSTOM ACRYLIC PRINT BE FRAMED?

Acrylic prints do not require a frame. In fact, your acrylic print will look amazing without a frame just as much as it would with a frame. Many people choose an unframed acrylic for a modern or minimalistic style as the picture seamlessly floats off the wall.

DOES AN ACRYLIC PRINT FADE?

All prints fade over time. However, the rate that they fade depends on certain variables such as acrylic type, ink, lamination, and environmental elements. Therefore, it is important to choose a professional and experienced printing source. We pride ourselves on our high-quality materials and craftsmanship in the industry.