Mirror edging is shown above.  A good effect on some pieces but not all.  For example portraits might end up with arms legs or heads in reverse on the side of the bar.  

Canvas wrapped takes the edges of the image around the sides.  Fine when you have plenty of excess space to spare. 

Edge in white, or black or pick a color from within the print – like the blue in the sky. 

 Photo on canvas by Angela from 3 Sisters Photography



CANVAS

We have a choice of canvas you can print on depending on whether you need archival certified stock or not. We also have a variety of stretched canvas finishes.

With so many canvas products on the market it can be hard to know what you are buying.  Our archival canvas has been independently tested for its archival quality and we can supply you with an archival certificate to show the independent Blue Wool Testing that has been carried out and approved by the Fine Art Trade Guild.

See Blue Wool Testing information at the bottom of the page for more in depth info on the archival testing procedure.

Quality Prints on Canvas look fantastic, and we use only real canvas for our customers imagery.  It really is the story of comparing apples with apples, and our apples are the best !!

We do take the time to make sure you get the best possible print quality from your digital file and then once it is printed we seal it with a special varnish for canvas prints.  It makes the surface

water proof and scratch proof so you will get many years of pleasure from your print.


Stretcher Bars

We use only renewable timber sources for making our stretcher bars,  not imported rain forest timbers.  The sizes listed below are the finished sizes of the print.  The stretcher bar depth used can be 20mm, 32mm, or 40mm which is how far it sits off the wall when it is hanging.


Stretcher Bar Edge

This is the part of the canvas that goes around the side of the stretcher frame.

It’s the part that wraps around the sides.  We offer you a choice of options here.  


Please email us: tawaimaging@gmail.com for a full range of prices on these beautiful canvas options


PHOTO TEXTILE

It is a paste free, self adhesive/removable and repositionable unique fabric based media which can be placed on any non porous flat surface.

  • A great way to put up temporary art…for example children's bedrooms.  As they outgrow it you can take it down and use it in a different child's space.
  • It can be positioned on windows for privacy and removed easily and used somewhere else.  On glass it becomes back lit bringing the colors to life.
  • It’s durable – won't rip or wrinkle, and does not damage the host wall.
  • It can also be used outdoors (if sealed – which we can do), for up to a year possibly more.  Or better still can be used in bathrooms or wet areas where other materials would have a problem with the moisture!

Contact us directly for more information and pricing… tawaimaging@gmail.com


TECHNICAL INFORMATION

We use 8 colour advanced printing technology with ultrachrome pigment based inks to produce sharp and vibrant images.

When choosing any media we consider

  • Definition – how sharp is the image
  • Colour Saturation – are the colours as accurate as possible
  • Durability – how resistant to handling are they
  • Longevity – how long will the image last
  • Manufacturer independent testing is also a valuable source of information.

Our staff have over twenty years experience in photographic printing, and work to produce the very best possible colour and print quality for your images

Our Breathing Color Stock is Blue Wool Tested and an Archival Certificate can be supplied upon request. 

 ABOUT THE BLUE WOOL TEST                                   

The Fine Art Trade Guild  (FATG) is an international organization with members in over 36 countries worldwide, and in order to protect the interests of consumers. FATG has established a specific set of standards so that consumers can be confident that the art and framing supplies they use are archival.  These standards are governed under Blue Wool Testing.

Key Requirements of the Blue Wool Test

  • Lightfastness of finished print – results of 6 or more on the Blue Wool Scale in all areas of the print – or its equivalent under empirical test conditions.
  • Guild standard PH for substrate of 7-9, amended September 2002 to PH 7-10.
  • Minimum weight of substrate 250 gsm.

Blue Wool Testing Standards

  • Standards for blue wool testing are defined by:  ASTM D5383-97
Standard practice for Visual Determination of the Lightfastness of Art Materials by Art Technologists Results Blue Wool 6 + 100 years display life.

 

Blue Wool Scale

Measures and calibrates the permanence of prints.  Two identical test prints are created.  A calibrated blue wool test strip is masked (1/2).  The strip and one test print are placed under xenon lamps in accordance with the test standards.  The other print is stored in the dark as a control.  At various times, the test print is compared to the control print.  When visible fading is evident the wool test strip is examined.  The amount of fading is then measured by comparison to the original color and a rating between 0 and 8 is awarded.  Zero denotes extremely poor colour fastness while and eight rating is deemed not to have altered from the original and thus credited as being lightfast and permanent.  Blue Wool 6 is the accepted standard for limited edition prints.