Any discerning photographer will know that there is a vast range of photo canvas materials out there of varying quality. Whilst it’s tempting to think first of your profit margin and look for the cheapest available, have you considered that buying cheap can be costly in other ways? A little investment in trying out different canvasses can pay dividends, ensuring you’re producing superior products that look and feel amazing – and will stand the test of time for your clients.
Paying attention to the details like compatibility with your printer and inks, finding a material that offers a refined finish and ensuring it meets the highest industry standards regarding density, colour gamut, colour graduation and image sharpness will bring real benefits in the long-run.
Clients will choose you for your portfolio of work, but they will remember you for the quality end product you produce! They want a canvas that they are proud to display on their living room wall. Whether it’s part of a wedding package, family portrait session or for fine art prints, the few extra pounds you spend on quality canvas material can easily be absorbed into the price you charge and will show off your photography far better.
Consider the alternative – buy cheap material and you risk rips, discolouration and an uneven finish. More importantly, you risk losing out on those word-of-mouth referrals to friends and family!
You may know the brand Hahnemühle FineArt for its photographic papers. The company is renowned for its high quality media and has recently been recognised as a ‘Brand of the Century’, as documented by the ‘Markenpreis der Deutschen Standards’ (Brand Award of the German Standards). Well, we want to introduce you to their range of premium canvas products.
Their luxury canvasses are perfectly suited to photographic and fine art applications, complying with highest archival standards.
If you haven’t tried Hahnemühle canvasses before, here’s a taste of their canvas collection:
Their Monet Canvas is a heavy, 100% cotton canvas with a woven pattern. Its natural white colour is perfect for art reproduction, but also works well for high quality photo printing. With its premium matt inkjet coating, Monet Canvas meets the highest industry standards regarding density, colour gamut, colour graduation and image sharpness. It is easy to stretch and can be varnished after printing. Compatible with pigmented and dye inkjet systems.
Monet Canvas is available in boxes of A4 and A3 sheets, or in 12m rolls with varying widths including 17” 24” 36” 44” and 60”.
The premium satin inkjet coating on this natural white 340gsm poly-cotton canvas brings an added dimension to the image and gives a brilliant satin-finish. It is compatible with pigmented and dye inkjet systems, is easy to stretch and its satin-finish does not require varnishing after printing.
It is available in 12m rolls, in widths 17” 24” 36” 44” and 60”.
Their Leonardo Canvas is compatible with pigmented and dye inkjet systems and has a water resistant and hard-wearing surface with a fine, smooth structure. The premium high-gloss inkjet coating means, as with the Goya canvas, it does not require varnishing after printing. The easily wrapped canvas material is also perfectly suited to Hahnemühle’s Gallerie Wrap, the do-it-yourself stretcher-frame system.
The Leonardo canvas is available in A3 and A3+ sheets (25 sheets per box) and in 12m rolls, in widths 17” 24” 36” 44” and 60”.
This bright white FineArt Inkjet canvas has an extravagant metallic gleam! The metallic finish on a fine structured fabric creates a lively and appealing image effect.
The Inkjet coating guarantees sharp resolution for photographs and art reproductions with a large colour scale and extremely high densities for dark colours.
It is available in 12m rolls, in widths 17” 24” and 44”.
For more information on Hahnemühle products, or alternative quality photographic canvas materials, call our team on 01543 679197.