Photo canvas?

Discussion in 'Alternative Processes' started by Jorge Oliveira, Sep 17, 2003.

  1. Jorge Oliveira

    Jorge Oliveira Member

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    Hello,
    This is a question out of curiosity:
    Thre is a photographer over here whose business is selling (for a hefty price...) COLOR photos printed on canvas (just like a regular painting).

    Any clues how he does it?

    Thanks,

    Jorge O
     
  2. Ole

    Ole Moderator Staff Member

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    There is a process whereby the emulsion is lifted off a regular colour print and laminated on canvas.

    Another way is to press the print on a canvas pattern, so that the surface of the print becomes textured.

    A third way is a d*g*t*l print on canvas..
     
  3. Jorge Oliveira

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    Tak, Ole
    That's a fast reply!

    I don't think he does it the bit way - I've taken a real close look at his prints, and maybe, as you said, he peels the emulsion of and transfer it to the canvas.

    Jorge O
     
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    Jorge:

    I've done hundreds of them and it is as Ole says. The emulsion layer is rolled off the print and then mounted on special adhesive canvas and then placed into a drymount press. Because of the thinness of the emulsion layer the print easily takes the form of the canvas and can look like it is really printed on it.

    I used to do them when I did color printing but if you wanted one done most professional labs will do them. It's just called canvas mounting.

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  5. Jorge Oliveira

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    This guy is a nice portraitist.
    But the prices wealthy people pays for one of his prints since it's 'different' ...

    You should do it!

    Jorge O
     
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    Back when I was doing my portrait business, I sold a lot of canvas mounted prints. The lab I used would dry mount the print onto a stretcher frame and then put a laquer coat on it.