In order to help you understand what your options are when you purchase either a canvas print or photo print from our gallery, I have put together a guide explaining terms for different types of print and mounting options, along with examples of print sizes. I hope this will provide you with a transparent and smooth shopping experience shopping with us.
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Traditional Canvas Prints
With traditional canvas prints, your choice of Lustre, Glossy, or Metallic Paper is made into a photographic print, after which the emulsion is peeled and bonded to a piece of canvas. Your choice of laminate is then applied to the image to help protect the canvas and to get your desired finish.
Please note that the heat and pressure of bonding the photo to the canvas fabric will create a glossy finish even when Lustre paper is ordered.
Canvas Surface/ Photographic Paper
Lustre - A semi-gloss paper with vibrant colors and excellent skin tones.
Glossy - Most vibrant colors with a highly reflective, glossy finish.
Metallic - A metallic base adds a shimmer and vibrant colors. Highly reflective, glossy finish.
None - Lustre Paper Canvas
Shiny, reflective finish. No protection from scuffs and scratches.
High Gloss - Lustre Paper Canvas with High Gloss Laminate - Lustre photo paper bonded directly to canvas with a glossy, highly reflective finish.
Glossy Paper Canvas with a High-Gloss Laminate - Glossy, highly reflective surface.
Glossy Paper Canvas with Matte Laminate - Matte surface provides the least reflection.
Metallic Paper Canvas - Shiny, reflective surface. No protection from scuffs and scratches.
Metallic Paper Canvas with High Gloss Laminate - Metallic photo paper bonded directly to canvas with a glossy, highly reflective finish.
Metallic Paper Canvas with Matte Laminate - Metallic photo paper bonded directly to canvas. Its matte surface provides the least reflection.
Stretcher Frame - The Canvas Print is stretched around a 3/4" frame and stapled to the sides. The image does not wrap around to the sides of the frame.
Masonite - This traditional mounting surface provides a heavy duty and long lasting substrate. Masonite comes in the standard 1/8" size.
PGP Photo Arts partners with a full service lab that offers 100% color accuracy, quality assured prints, and first-class finishing services, always printing colors true to the files submitted.
Photo Print Mounting
2mm White Styrene or 3mm Black Styrene - Styrene is the most popular mounting substrate, available in 3mm white and black. Made from plastic, it is not susceptible to warping.
1/4" Foamboard - Foamboard is 1/4" thick and available in white and black. The foam material is encased in a durable plastic shell and can be the perfect lightweight solution for inserting in frames.
1/8" Masonite - This traditional mounting surface provides a heavy duty and long lasting substrate. Masonite comes in the standard 1/8" size.
3/4" Standard Black Edge - Sleek and slightly textured, Black Standout is a black plastic edging that encases lightweight foam. Choose from popular sizes between 8x10” and 30x40.”
Photo Print Texture
Linen - Lustre Paper with Linen Texture. Differentiate your prints with this most popular texture, a classic linen look.
Pebble - Lustre Paper with Pebble Texture. Non-uniform texture provides an upscale appearance.
Embassy - Lustre Paper with Embassy Texture. A combination of the linen and pebble textures.
Metallic Paper with Linen Texture - A classic linen look.
Metallic Paper with Pebble Texture - Non-uniform texture provides an upscale appearance.
Metallic Paper with Embassy Texture - A combination of the linen and pebble textures
Deep Matte - True non-reflective matte paper great for skin tones, soft images, and black & whites.
Photo Print Coating
Lustre Coating - Lustre Paper with Lustre Coating. Coating adds protection and a matte look.
I hope this guide helps clarify any questions and assists you in making your canvas or photographic print purchase. Should you need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me.