You might have encountered a site selling canvas bit you don’t have an idea on how to choose one. It is recommended that for canvas wall art, the canvas should have high tensile strength and non-reflective. Its surface should not be coated. It is highly suggested that lamination should be done to make sure that it is protected from UV rays and scratches. If you want a soft finish, opt for the UV Matte canvas but if you are going for a higher sheen, you can choose the UV luster.
Many online shops will give you the option if you want your canvas to be shipped rolled or flat. Make sure to ask about their minimum and maximum size.
When it comes to canvas stretching, you have three options – gallery wrap, museum wrap and standard wrap. Creating the popular prints on canvas is using the same canvas when making original artwork which means that it is stretched in stretcher bars made of wood. This is done to give the canvas the stiffness required and it will also make it self-supporting. These are the same ones used in art shops and galleries. There are also online shops that will give you the option to purchase un-stretched canvas.
Gallery wrap is done when you want the image to be on the center and the stretcher bars used is 1.5 inches on all sides. It is secured with stapler at the back and it is recommended if you want the image to be at the center. It can be displayed even without the need for a frame.
Museum wrap is used for center images that come with white borders. The stretcher bars are 1.5 inches. It is used if the object to be mounted is not covering the entire edges of the canvas. This can be displayed minus the frame as well.
Standard wrap used in canvas wall art is ideal if the image is on the center. The stretcher bars used is ¾ inch and these are secured with a stapler on all sides. This is ideal if you want the canvas to be framed before displaying.