If you are thinking about having your images printed onto canvas it's worthwhile considering the different options open to you.
At Custom Frames we only print using a system called "Dye-Sublimation" and in our opinion (and our satisfied customers) this is the best for lots of reasons.
INK JET PRINTING
Most of the "canvas prints" offered, are types of ink-jet printing. This means that a printed material (with a texture) is run through a conventional printer (like your desk top printer but larger) and the printed image (ink) sits on the surface of the material. The problem is that on most of these processes, the image is unstable and needs a special U.V varnish to seal the ink and to stabilise the print from light fade with the varnish leaving an almost vinyl type look to your image.
With our process (Dye-Sublimation) a real woven material is used. The weave is tight
(for sharpness of the image) and the inks are fused into the weave at 300 degrees on a special printing process making the canvas image extremely durable and light fast without any varnishes or protection needed. This material is so stable it can be washed and with the correct exterior wooden stretcher, displayed on terraces and patios as garden wall-art. Although our inks are water-based and friendly to the environment, they remain extremely stable due to this printing process.
Unlike the ink-jet process our canvas will not crack, peel, sag or fade and once stretched by our expert staff on FSC certified Eco friendly canvas stretchers will remain taught because of the properties in this material.
The reason that most printing is not Dye-Sublimation is the capital outlay for the printing machinery however due to our position in the market place for the past 20 years we are able to offer prices for this superb quality product for little more than you'd pay for the ink jet process.
So the decision is yours . . . ! If however you are still undecided ask us for a printed sample and we'll send it to you totally free of charge with no obligation or follow-up calls, guaranteed.