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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.

Photo Direct

Online Photo Supplies

 

If your passion for photography has you wanting a wider selection of photo supplies from inks, canvas, photo mounting solutions and even printers, you should check out the Photo Direct shop.
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Block Mounting a Print

Creating High Value Mounted Prints and Canvas

 

 

Following on from Keith Shiptons article, “Many players in photo books, canvas market” www.photocounter.com.au

Here’s some products you can use to move into the high value mounted prints and canvas business and what’s more you don’t need a massive capital investment, if you have a widefomat printer your investment is just stock, if you don’t have a wideformat give us a call 03 98941644 and we’ll explain the low cost of ownership and high return.
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Lifepics Announce New Canvas Prints Engine and More

Lifepics have announced that canvas prints continue to be their most popular new photo product this year and as a result Lifepics have moved canvas print products onto their new gifting engine. For readers familiar with the Lifepics service the new engine has a similar look, feel and functionality as their photo book, calendar and greeting card engines. Steuart Meers at Photo Direct says, “This new engine will make a big difference by allowing customers to choose from a variety of sizes and styles of canvas prints, and perform several edits on their photos. Editing abilities include adding text to a canvas print, rotating and cropping photos, and adding multiple images to a canvas. Customers can also add backgrounds, clip art, and borders to photos on the canvas print if they choose.”
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