After years of experience, testing and development, we have found the ultimate formula to produce wall art canvas that meets the highest quality standards in the market.
Canvas is, by nature, a vulnerable product. Wood can warp, inks can fade, inks can smear and certain colors can be very hard to print (resulting in inaccurate color presentation). There are out-of-the-box solutions on the market, but these solutions come with their flaws as well. For example, pigment inks tend to smear when touched. One solution offered is using latex or solvent inks, these inks are touch and scratch resistant, but you will lose color gamut and the canvas will lose its authentic look. It will result in a pale product that looks mass-produced.
We believe canvas should be: authentic, vibrant, non-mass-produced and like a piece of art. That’s why we started working on our unique canvas formula.
With our vision our mind, we went to work. After years of testing and developing we believe we have found the unique formula to achieve premium quality. A canvas wall art product that meets all of our expectations. Maybe even a bit more than that.
Our products have been reviewed over 950 times, with an average score of 5/5, we believe that our customers agree with us.
How we do it? Continue reading.
High quality wooden bars are an essential part of a good canvas product. When cheap stretcher bars are used, the canvas product tends to warp. For that reason, we use the highest quality bars available.
Our bars are finger jointed, laminated and completely knot free.
Finger jointed: a process that connects small pieces of timber with each other. Using this technique makes it possible to only use the: good, straight and knot free parts of a log. The small parts are glued through a ‘finger joint’ “resulting in a perfectly straight, knot free bar.
Laminated: Using a solid piece wood as a stretcher bar will cause issues. This is because a solid piece of wood contains: rings, splits, weaknesses and also tends to warp. Wood, by nature, runs with or against the grain. This is a weak point. If you laminate the wood, you cut the wood into small pieces or layers and finally glue it back together while making sure all of the grains run parallel. All bad pieces will be removed before gluing it back together. This makes the wood stronger and also eliminates all weak spots. Therefore, all of our stretcher bars are finger jointed and laminated.
To reach the ultimate color presentation, we use fine art printers. Fine art printers are specially built to provide you with the best color gamut (color representation) and with the highest resolution. This means our products are color accurate, vibrant and with a high amount of printing detail. Most companies choose faster non-fine art machines. These machines run at soaring speeds, but have bad color gamut and bad printing resolution. The bad color gamut is a result of the 4 or up to max 7 inks used. We choose quality over quantity. With our 10 color fine art machines, we can’t be beaten.
Lamination is an essential part of canvas production. It offers the ultimate protection that vulnerable canvas needs. Also, it increases the vibrancy and depth. CanvasConquest laminates through machinery. All of our products have a satin coating.