Giclee, Fine Art, and Canvas Portrait Preservation

I have been printing all large portraits in-house for several years now, including real canvas wall portraits.  Quality control simply is much higher and I can offer my clients much better quality media, including heavy baryta-based photo papers, fine art cotton papers, and the best Chromata White canvas from Breathing Color.

High quality chromata white canvas is OBA-free for archivability

High quality chromata white canvas is OBA-free for archivability

  Archivability is excellent with pigmented inks and is quality guaranteed for life.  I am even able to offer banners, signs, and backlit displays for my commercial clients!

Canvas portraits are a popular option.  I also do fine art giclee printing for area artists.  Gallery wraps are ready for hanging or may include a distinctive floating wood frame. 

Gallery wrapped canvas wall portrait

Gallery wrapped canvas family wall portrait

Canvas wedding wall portrait set in a distinctive hardwood floating frame adds a nice finishing touch.

Canvas wedding wall portrait set in a distinctive hardwood floating frame adds a nice finishing touch.

Spacing the floating frame edge from the canvas may be adjusted from approximately 1/4" to 1/2" to taste.

Spacing the floating frame edge from the canvas may be adjusted from approximately 1/4″ to 1/2″ to taste.

Characteristic of gallery-wrapped canvas is its tautness being stretched over canvas stretcher bars.  Telling viewers and admirers not to touch the canvas can be distressing to some, but not to worry.  I hand-coat all canvas wall portraits to help protect and preserve your investment. 

I use Breathing Color’s Glamour II varnish.  How well does it work?  Well, take a quick look at the following video, as I pour coffee on a treated canvas and then rinse it off with water in the kitchen sink!  Sure it’s a bit extreme (don’t do this at home please), but it is also comforting to know for those times when someone actually does gently touch your canvas portrait. 

You can see more of my work at my boutique studio in Carmel at Ken Doo Photography or call (831) 626-1844 for more information on photography, portraiture, and fine art canvas giclee printing.  All fine art copy work is done with medium format digital cameras and the Phase P45+ or P65+ digital back.

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2 Responses to “Giclee, Fine Art, and Canvas Portrait Preservation”

  1. Nice blog. I’ll be sure to check out the rest of your posts

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