It is important to treat all canvas prints just like you would an original piece of art. The way you care for it will affect the life of the print.
All canvas prints have a spray-coating of UV inhibiting, anti-fungal laminate designed to enhance the colour and add an extra level of protection to the ink on the canvas. This coating also increases the longevity of the colours in your image.
- Always handle your canvas with care as it can be scratched if mistreated or the ink can be removed if the frame is dragged along another surface. Treat it like the artwork it is - always handle carefully.
- Atmospheric conditions will cause the canvas to expand and contract. For this reason we do not overstretch a canvas - we always allow a little give, this is normal. Once your canvas is stretched properly and hung, you are unlikely to see any changes, but the canvas will tighten and relax with changes in atmospheric humidity.
- The very nature of a natural product such as cotton canvas means that there will be imperfections (lumps and bumps) in the surface of the canvas caused by the variations in the cotton threads that make up the canvas. This is normal, and is a feature of cotton canvas. It also means that printing to exact sizes is a challenge. All stretched canvases will be within a few millimetres of the ordered size.
- Do not display your canvas prints in areas of high concentrations of UV light or heat.
- Use correct colour temperature art lighting for best results
- Canvas prints should be hung in a clean environment and cleaned with a light feather duster.
- Solvents should never be used on your print.
Metal mount prints are made by mounting a laminated print to a di-bond aluminium backing, ready to hang. The print itself is protected by the laminate, which is sand textured, giving a pleasing non-glare finished result.
- Care must be taken when handling your metal mount to protect both the laminate and the mount itself. The laminate can be scratched or marked if not handled with respect. White cotton gloves should be worn to avoid fingerprints or smudges. If the laminate is scratched, it cannot be repaired.
- Clean only with a soft cotton cloth and a small amount of methylated spirits if the surface of the laminate gets smudged or has anything stuck on it. Wipe gently, without too much pressure to avoid scratching the laminate.
- The corners of the aluminium mount itself must be protected from damage. Do not drop the mount or bump it against any hard surface as this can dent the face, edges or corners of the mounts. Please ensure you use the hanging kit provided to best support your artwork on the wall.
The main difference between metal mount and acrylic mount prints is that the laminate used on the metal mount is replaced with a sheet of clear acrylic. Care must be taken when handling your acrylic mount print to protect both the acrylic and the mount itself. The print is protected and permanently sandwiched between the two.
- The acrylic can be scratched or marked if not handled with respect. White cotton gloves should be worn to avoid fingerprints or smudges.
- If the acrylic is scratched, it may be fixed by using an acrylic polish and a soft cotton cloth.
- Clean only with a soft cotton cloth and a small amount of methylated spirits if the surface of the acrylic gets smudged, or has anything stuck on it.
- The corners of the mount itself must be protected from damage. Do not drop the mount or bump it against any hard surface as this can scratch the face, or even chip or dent the edges or corners of the acrylic. Please ensure you use the hanging kit provided to best support your artwork on the wall.