InkJetArt Fast-Dry Glossy Canvas | QuickJet Fine Art Canvas
Finishes come in two flavors: Matte and Semi-Gloss.
Matte canvas is a photographer's dream come true. Artisits don't always agree, as their artwork is generally expected to be painted with oils or acrylic and sprayed with a varnish. Therefore the industry standard for art is a Semi-Gloss or Glossy finish.
However, matte canvas can be sprayed with any spray to give it ANY finish (i.e. semi-gloss). So if you plan on spraying your canvases, the original finish doesn't matter.
When does the finish matter? The initial finish matters a great deal to anyone familiar with or using an Epson Pro Stylus printer - 7600, 9600, even 2200 - with matte or photo black inks installed. If you dedicate a printer to one ink or the other, use the canvas that reflect that black ink.
We've found that in terms of color richness and D-max, the Matte Canvas with Matte Black ink on an Epson Pro Stylus printer is the way to go.
"Tooth" is a definition used by the fine art industry to denote how tight the canvas weave is.
Strong Tooth canvases have a weave that is less tight, less uniform. Basically you can see the uneven bumps on the surface. This is very desirable for most any artist, as the uneveness of the weave creates more random reflections off the canvas. This makes the canvas more identifiable as...canvas.
Canvases with Good Tooth:
Canvases with a Fair Tooth:
Some canvases must be sprayed, and all are ready for spraying. Choosing to spray on canvases that don't necessarily require it is up to you, and it depends on how it will be displayed as well as the finish you are looking for. If you want to spray your own canvases check out InkJetArt.com's Protection Page. Some sprays maintain the current finish (i.e. Premier Art Print Shield, lyson Print Guard), and others do put on a new finish (Bulldog sprays).
Canvas that must be sprayed:
Canvases that don't necessarily need to be sprayed:
Some customers will want to send in match prints of their orders on the same canvas using the same inkset. Or you may just want to find a canvas to work on your Epson 2200.
The same rules apply here as they do regarding whether or not a canvas must be sprayed. Canvases that have a ceramic "fast-dry" coating not only don't require spraying, they are compatible with the Epson 2200. Canvases that don't dry instantly, will have the ink taken off them by the rollers in the printer.
Canvas that can't be used on Pigmented desktop printers:
Canvases that can be used on Pigmented desktop printers:
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