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    Canvas Photo Frames

    Where do you all get your canvas photo frame blanks from?

    I see @Justin you sell various sizes on your site, do you just buy a roll of canvas and build the wooden frame or can I just buy the frame complete?

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    Hi Mark, I have special frames that fit together without staples and don't have to be stretched. I print the canvas through my Latex machine on rolls.

    I have loads of traditional canvas bars for sale if you/anyone wants any?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin View Post
    Hi Mark, I have special frames that fit together without staples and don't have to be stretched. I print the canvas through my Latex machine on rolls.

    I have loads of traditional canvas bars for sale if you/anyone wants any?
    I would like to know more about these stapleless frames.
    Im looking at making a few canvases for family only but not sure where to begin with the frames.
    The flatpack cardboard ones look awful. :)
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    Yes the cardboard are awful. I keep a stock of the other frames, they're only sold in bulk bit I can find the details and on you.
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    I'll upload some pics as well
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    I have found some A4 sheets of canvas, so I just need stretcher bars now.
    Are these what you have @Justin and if so how many and how much ?
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    Is the A4 size the actual size of the canvas, or is it larger and makes an A4 picture once stretched?

    An A4 canvas sheet will make a very small picture once stretched over the bars. Remember that the canvas has to be folded over the bars and stapled to the back of them, so there's quite a bit of 'wastage' around the actual image.

    I think 6" bars are the shortest you can get but even that size may be too big for an A4 sheet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by webtrekker View Post
    Is the A4 size the actual size of the canvas, or is it larger and makes an A4 picture once stretched?

    An A4 canvas sheet will make a very small picture once stretched over the bars. Remember that the canvas has to be folded over the bars and stapled to the back of them, so there's quite a bit of 'wastage' around the actual image.

    I think 6" bars are the shortest you can get but even that size may be too big for an A4 sheet.
    Thanks
    I hadn't taken that into account, this is why I love this forum you can always get advice :)
    So I guess my canvas products will have have to take a back seat for a while as I only have the ability to print A4 at the moment.
    Thanks again for the advice.
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    You could always glue/paste a canvas to harboard backing for mounting in a frame.

    I used to sell (many moons ago!) imported oils on canvas at my market stall. The canvases were bought ready painted and flat and I used to stretch and frame them in standard sizes from 8" x 10" to 36" x 48". Later, many of these types of pictures were sold in shops with hardboard backing and no need for stretchers. I still prefer stretcher bars myself and we have paintings in our house that I stretched and framed over 30 years ago that still look as good as new.

    I always fitted the wedges to the stretchers to keep them tensioned and to allow later tensioning by the customer if needed. Stretched canvases were fitted into their frames using 'z_clips.'


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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin View Post
    Hi Mark, I have special frames that fit together without staples and don't have to be stretched. I print the canvas through my Latex machine on rolls.

    I have loads of traditional canvas bars for sale if you/anyone wants any?
    What sizes do you have available Justin?
    Im looking at buying some 12” up to 26”

    Let me know what you have fella.
    If I have helped please hit the thanks button.

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