Gallery Wrap Options:
Mirror Edge – Content Aware Fill
Image Wrap – Solid Colour
Gallery wrap is a method of stretching an artist’s canvas so that the canvas wraps around the sides of the stretcher Bar or strainer bars and is secured to the back of the wooden frame. This allows for canvas prints to have a “gallery wrap” or border around the small sides of the canvas. In canvas printing, the term “gallery wrap” refers to an image that appears on the sides of the frame as well as the front At TORONTO ART PRINT we have 4 different options for gallery wrapping your print.
1-The first gallery wrap style is called Mirrored Edge Gallery Wrap. This wrap takes the edge of the image and reverses it over the sides to create a natural looking, stylish border.
2-Another effect is Content Aware Gallery Wrap, this means that through our scanning method we can generate a continuation of the main image onto the sides. For example, a beach photo with content aware fill might be extend more sand and water to the sides of the canvas; this gives it a sort of 3D feel.
3-The next option, called Original Photo Gallery Wrap, is a wrapping technique where the whole image is made to fit the canvas so that when it wraps onto the frame, the edges of the image do as well. This makes your borders look natural but you will lose about an inch off of each edge of the image.
4-The final option is called Solid Colours Gallery Wrap, this technique fills the sides of the image with an appropriate solid color based on the main image. In general the gallery wrap is one of the most popular ways to display art, or prints of any kind.
Mirrored edge, Content Aware Fill and Selected Solid Colours are particularly popular as gallery wrapped edges.
Because the wrapping process involves wrapping over the frame of the canvas, the sizes need to be taken into account when deciding what you would like. The frame sizes are most important to note for an Original Photo Gallery Wrap, this is because based on what frame size you choose, you’ll lose different amounts of the edges of your photo. For thick frame bars (1-1/2″) we need approximately 3” of the image, and for thin bars we need 2” on the top, bottom, and sides.
Hand-Stretched to Perfection
TORONTO ART PRINT offers professional canvas stretching that utilizes the same technique that has been traditionally used by artists and craftsmen for hundreds of years. No glue or any other chemicals are used in this process and thus helps to preserve your artwork well into the future.