Canvas Transfers frequently asked questions:
1. What is a Canvas Transfer?
2. How long does it take to make a Canvas Transfer?
3. What is a stretched Canvas Transfer?
4. What are the advantages of ordering a stretched Canvas Transfer?
5. How is a Canvas transfers shipped?
6. Can I transfer my own images to Canvas?
7. What type of Canvas is used for the Transfer?
8. How do I care for my Canvas transfer?
9. What are the advantages of a Canvas Transfer vs. a poster?
10. Do you offer discounts to the trade on Canvas Transfers?
What is a Canvas Transfer?
A canvas transfer is a print or poster image that has been lifted off the paper surface through a special process and fused to the canvas surface. The result is a piece of printed art that has the appearance of an original canvas painting without the higher cost usually associated with original artwork. For a detailed description of the Canvas transfer process click here.
How long does it take to make a Canvas Transfer?
Canvas Transfers are custom made to the customerís specifications. Therefore these are not stocked items that can ship immediately. The print or image is given to our manufacturing facility where the image is transferred to Canvas, then stretched onto a wooden frame and covered with a clear acrylic UV coating to preserve the image. The sides of the transfer can be custom colored upon request and other special services can be applied. This will generally take 5-10 Business days including shipping time.
What is a stretched Canvas Transfer?
Canvas Transfers are generally shipped stretched on a wooden frame, so they can be displayed immediately upon receipt and are pre-fitted with a hanger for that purpose. This is done by stapling the Canvas material to a wooden frame while stretching the material to result in a nice flat finish.
What are the advantages of ordering a stretched Canvas Transfer?
There are two advantages. It is more cost effective to have the stretching done as part of the Canvas transfer. To have it done later by a 3rd party can be more expensive. Second, the transfer can be displayed immediately upon receipt. The only times we recommend ordering it un-stretched is when you have to fit it into a frame you already own. A small size variation by 1/8th inch could result in the stretched Canvas transfer not fitting into your frame. If you are ordering from overseas; it is quite often more cost effective to have it stretched locally, because the shipping costs can outweigh the Stretching costs, especially on larger items.
How is a Canvas Transfer shipped?
All Canvas transfers are shipped flat and insured in a padded box via Fed-ex or DHL ground. Faster shipping methods are available, but we charge one flat fee of $ 5.95 within the continental USA, no matter how many Canvas transfers you order or their size.
Can I transfer my own Images to Canvas?
In most instances we can transfer the prints you already own to Canvas. There are some copyright restrictions in some cases, so please call us for details and instructions toll free at 866-388-0162 for help.
What type of Canvas is used for the transfer?
We only use Artist grade Canvas, which means the same type high quality Canvas an Artist would use to paint his original on. This gives the Canvas a much longer life.
How do I care for my Canvas Transfer?
Canvas transfers require very little maintenance. An occasional dusting will do just fine. However should accidental soiling occur, a Canvas transfer can be wiped off with a damp cloth and mild soapy water without causing any harm. If there is more extensive damage, feel free to call us and we will advise you on how to go about repairing it.
What are the advantages of a Canvas Transfer vs. a poster?
A canvas transfer gives you the look and feel of an original artwork or painting. A canvas transfer is also much more durable than a paper print and protects against fading and moisture damage.
Do you offer discounts to the trade on Canvas Transfers?
Our production facilities are fully equipped to handle volume trade orders and we offer standard trade discounts to the Art retail industry. Please go to www.artprintswholesale.com for details on our trade program.
We also offer attractive discounts for corporate, Hotel, Healthcare and Business projects.