Photo canvas has become a trend for home and office wall decor recently. If you have been shopping for canvas print lately, you must be hearing about Museum Grade Canvas Print, Museum Quality Canvas Print, Giclee Canvas Print or Fine Art Grade Canvas Print. Generally they are all similar, with the meaning of highest quality canvas print. And, if you wonder what is that mean by Museum Grade?
Basically, to produce a great canvas print, it needs printer, canvas material, surface coating and stretcher frame. It is an industry standard and also a tradition.
A good canvas print is produced with advance printing technique called as Giclée printing to produce high resolution, sharp and vibrant output.
o optimize the quality of the inks, canvas print is using 100% cotton canvas material. When we call it fine art grade or museum grade, it means the canvas is 100% cotton and has highest quality for long-term display. The unique heavyweight, quality canvas utilizes a tight weave that is ideal for photographic and fine art reproductions. There are some canvas mixing with PVC ingredient, and this is not the type can maximize the quality of the print output due to the capability in high resolution ink absorption.
The surface coating or called as varnish too, is used for protecting the color and canvas. It usually comes with Glossy and Matte, being applied on the surface to extend the life of canvas prints and makes the surface water-resistant. It also adds richness to the blacks and color gamut of pigment inks. It also preserves colors from fading and protects your canvases from cracking for more than 100 years.