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Wrap a Canvas in 5 minutes, now 35% off Starter Kits.

Wrap a Canvas in 5 minutes, now 35% off Starter Kits.

Save over 35% on your Starter Kit only $195 +gst.
Over $300 in value!!

Canvases made easier and quicker than you might think! Add amazing value to your business. No Staple Guns required.

Watch a short video here to see just how easy it is.

Starter Kit Includes:

  • Gallerie Wrap Corner Set, Glue,
  • Pro Cutting Tool plus spare Blades
  • 5 packs of Gallerie Wrap bars* (1 each 12″, 14″, 16″, 18″, 20″)
  • Enough bars to make 10 Gallerie Wrap canvas frames

Gallerie Wrap bars are available in different lengths ranging from 8” to 60”, packed in boxes of 8 bars. Perfect for medium and large format printers. Stretcher bar provides a depth of 1 ½”.

To order call 1300 364 825 or email here.
 

*IG Wrap canvas stretcher bars are made from the best grades of North American basswood. This is the wood of choice for most museum quality stretcher bars due to its stability, low resin and lignin content. We only support sawmills that use sustainable forestry practices.

Terms and conditions:
While Stocks Last, order as many kits as you like.
Offer valid until 15th March 2019

 

Turning Trash in to Art - Hp Recycled Satin Canvas

Turning Trash in to Art – Hp Recycled Satin Canvas

HP is leading the way to reduce the impact on the environment by designing products that are manufactured, used and recovered in a more sustainable way. Introducing the new HP Recycled Satin Canvas, a printable canvas made 100% from recycled water bottles!

Achieve an artistic look and feel for photo enlargements, reproductions, and retail and hospitality decor. Produce outstanding image quality and precise colours on this bright white, slightly textured, satin-finish canvas. HP Recycled Satin Canvas produces durable canvas wraps that resist edge-cracking.

Meet environmental goals with this REACH compliant canvas made with yarn from 100% recycled water bottles. Recycling beverage containers (and other materials) saves energy, reduces greenhouse gas emissions, and diverts material from landfills.

Between five million and 13 million tons of plastic is leaking into the ocean every year, and 91% of plastic waste is never recycled. In this time of heightened social awareness, consumers want products that contribute to their overall efforts for environmental sustainability. HP Recycled Satin Canvas produces outstanding image quality along with environmental assurance.

HP Recycled Satin Canvas was awarded 2018 SGIA Product of the Year by the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association, one of the print industry’s most prestigious awards.

Be the first to use this new innovative canvas, call Photo Direct now for more information on 1300 364 817 or email sales@photodirect.com.au.

Canvas Gifts for Christmas

Canvas Gifts for Christmas

Are you ready for the INFLUX OF CUSTOMER ORDERS?

We have in stock:

  • High quality WOODEN canvas bars
  • All sizes 8” to 60”
  • Next day dispatch
  • Easy to use – create in under 5 minutes
  • Enables you to provide your customers with same day / next day canvases

Watch how easy they are to make:



Call our Customer Support Centre now to assist you with all your Canvas needs on 1300 364 817 or email us.

DGI Type 5 Canvas Certified for HP Latex

DGI Type 5 Canvas Certified for HP Latex

Photo Direct was requested by a high-end print provider to the professional photographic and art reproduction sectors, to create a canvas for the Australian and New Zealand markets.

The Brief

  • Suitable for use in the photographic and fine art reproduction markets for both Aqueous and Latex ink sets
  • Greater detail in the lowlight and highlight areas of the Image
  • Enhanced durability so it may be wrapped on the frame without cracking
  • Reduced optical brightener for greater longevity
  • Reduced cotton seed husks
  • Smooth with zero bumps (husks, retied cotton threads)
  • A white canvas to give a neutral colour balance (not yellow)
  • Low price was the last of the requirements

The Result!! Photo Direct’s DGI Premium Canvas Range

Features

  • Durable Polyester/Cotton Blend so it can be wrapped on the frame without cracking and it won’t shrink when printed
  • Acid free coatings and water resistant surfaces to suit pigment inks.
  • Reduced optical brighteners for longer lasting images
  • Greater detail in the black and white areas of the image (detail in the bride’s wedding dress without compromising detail in the groom’s suit jacket)
  • A beautiful weight of 380gsm that works hand in glove with the IG Wrap system to produce a perfect tension across the image

Benefits

  • Premium canvas to suit the high standards required by the professional photographic market
  • Low cost high quality = better margin
  • Beautiful image surface and fewer reprints so you save money on materials cost
  • Happy customers, optimizing your opportunities for repeat business

Photo Direct has been providing these quality canvas’s for a number of years, in June 2018 our DGI latex Type 5 canvas received the HP Latex Inks Substrates certificate and is now available for selection from the HP Media locator.

High volume users have commented that the canvas handles well and represents exceptional value for money.

To gain certification the canvas was put through rigorous testing by  Colour Concepts in the Netherland , HPs independent testing partner who are world’s largest, independent state-of-the-art profiling and testing lab for the professional digital large format printing industry.

The tests are all objective and cover the following areas:

  • Image Quality including colour gamut and area fill uniformity.
  • Media Printer Interaction. This series of test cover marks, wrinkles , dimensional stability and rewetting
  • Image Handleability. This is the performance of the media when being handled and is tested for scratchability, dry rubbing , wet rubbing , water fastness and ink adhesion.

The testing is exhaustive and Photo Direct decide to submit the canvas for testing to provide a better level of support to our clients.

5 Reasons To Order a Canvas Instead of A Print

5 Reasons To Order a Canvas Instead of A Print

Photos should exist in more than megapixels — but which is the better option, a print or a canvas? Prints are undoubtably the most popular because of their affordability, but when it comes to making a statement on your walls, canvas is often overlooked. Here’s why you should consider a canvas before you order your next photos.

Look Ma! No Glass!

With a canvas, there’s no glass in between the image and the viewer. Canvas is durable enough that it doesn’t need that protective layer. When you get rid of the glass, you also get rid of the glare. That means canvas can be viewed at any angle and hung anywhere without getting a hotspot from any nearby lights. Of course, without glass, there’s also no fingerprint smudges to wipe off either.

The sides are already wrapped.

Without a frame, there’s also no interruption between the photograph and the wall. The sides of the image wrap around the edges, offering a bit of depth without the separation of a frame. There’s no frame colors to try to match to the decor either, it’s just pure photograph.

Texture offers a sense of depth.

Canvas is much different from the smooth surface of a matte or glossy print. Canvas has a sort of texture to it, creating a small hint of depth that a print simply doesn’t have. The weave of a canvas can help bring out the colors, textures and details in an image in a way that other mediums do not simply because there’s a bit of texture to a canvas. Think about it — photos in galleries are printed on canvas because they have a certain atheistic that says more art and less snapshot.

Canvases are timeless.

Styles are constantly changing — including frame styles. Canvases are always in style, while if you order a gold-colored frame, gold may be out in a few years. The style, whether that’s the color or the design of the frame, may not be just as eye catching as the first time you hang it a few years down the road. With canvas, that’s not the case.

Canvas is not as expensive as you think.

One of the biggest reasons most choose prints over canvas is affordability — but canvas often isn’t as expensive as most people think. When you factor in the cost of buying both a frame and the print, the price of canvas has a much narrower difference, since there’s no frame needed. While those images you plan to update every year are more affordable by swapping prints out of a frame, for the timeless favorites that will grace your home for years, canvas is often only slightly more expensive when you remove the cost of buying picture frames from the equation.

Prints are more affordable, easier to hand out to friends and come in a variety of sizes — but canvas often offers a better viewing experience, creating a timeless memory for your home with no glass or frame and beautiful texture.

3 Canvas Options that Are Friendly to Both the Earth and The Budget

3 Canvas Options that Are Friendly to Both the Earth and The Budget

Eco-friendly and wallet-friendly are often opposites, but there are some canvas options that can take on both descriptions with ease. Eco-solvent canvases are designed specifically for eco-solvent inks, together creating colorful artwork without the chemicals and fumes associated with traditional canvas products. Still not convinced? Here’s why you should consider eco-sol, along with our top three budget-friendly and eco-friendly canvases.

Why Eco-Sol?

But first, why choose eco-sol over a traditional canvas? While many eco-sol canvases can be used with a variety of different inks, they’re designed to be used with eco-sol ink. Traditional inks give off fumes that mean ventilation is often a necessity for printing indoors. Besides just being environmentally friendly, eco-sol eliminates the cost of installing a proper ventilation system.

Eco-sol inks are also a bit friendlier on printers, which means nozzles don’t have to be cleaned as often as with traditional inks. The benefits of eco-sol extend to the client too, since some inks can leave canvas with strong odors long after the initial printing.

Eco-sol is often the right way to go, especially for indoor photos and graphics — here are our top eco-sol canvas options.

Eco-Sol Latex Lightweight 190gsm

This canvas is made from 100 percent polyester, making it one of our most affordable canvas options. While affordable enough for printing multiple canvases, the Eco-Sol Latex Lightweight doesn’t slouch too much on quality. The bright white and matte coatings help bring out a brilliant color and quality to the image. Designed with high-quality materials, this canvas is also resistant to cracks, so mounting is no problem. The price and quality mix of this canvas makes it perfect for campaigns with lots of prints or simply printing affordable canvases.

Eco-Sol Latex Semi-Glossy Poly-cotton Canvas 380 gsm

This poly-cotton blend creates a seedless, moderate weave perfect for capturing that authentic canvas look without authentic canvas chemicals. The thick 380g weight makes it the perfect option for high quality prints. With a waterproof surface, this canvas won’t crack while framing and can be used with regular solvent, eco-solvent, latex and UV inks. The semi-gloss surface and bright white material work together to give the finished piece a polished look. A special satin coating not only helps the ink to dry quickly, but also allows for maximum saturation.

Eco-Sol Latex Premium Poly-cotton Canvas 380gsm

Not a fan of the glossed over look? This canvas is identical for the 380gsm Eco-Sol Latex, but comes with a matte finish. While still offering an authentic canvas with a seedless weave, this option won’t reflect light, so it’s perfect for photos that shine on their own. Keeping the poly-cotton blend, this canvas is great for using with eco-sol inks yet still sits at an affordable price point. With anti-curl and tear-resistant properties, this canvas is perfect for projects that need to stand the test of time.

Eco-sol canvases are affordable and come without the stench of traditional inks. Our line of Eco-sol canvas comes in 100 foot rolls or customizable lengths, with widths varying from 24 to 60 inches. And while they look wonderful on the walls, they’re also not so bad on the bottom line either.

HUGE EOFY SAVINGS ON HP PRODUCTS

HUGE END OF FINANCIAL YEAR SAVINGS ON

Hp Coated Papers, Banner & Sign Materials, Backlit films and Photographic Papers.

Call 1300 364 817 or email sales@photodirect.com.au to request special price information.

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