• TIPS AND TRICKS

Mounting Canvas onto Stretcher Frames

PREPARATION Allow images to dry for at least 24 hours before handling. Desired surface treatments should be applied and completely dry prior to stretching onto a frame. It is recommended to allow canvas to rest in room temperature for several…

Vinyl Installation

SURFACE PREPARATION Before installation, thoroughly clean the application surface. Remove any additional residual residue such as tape with a razor blade. Plastics and glass surfaces should be cleaned with window cleaner such as Windex.…

Banner Installation

PROTECTING THE BANNER A thin pressure sensitive adhesive overlaminate can be used to protect most banners except for vinyl. Applying laminates to one side of a banner may result in inwards curling and adhesion failure. It is recommended to…

Wallcovering Installation

WATER RESISTANCE & SURFACE PROTECTION Pigment, solvent, latex and UV inks provide a high level of water resistance. Higher ink saturation can affect the water fast properties and show ink bleed in heavily saturated areas. Liquid lamination…
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Optimum Printing Environment

The levels of heat and humidity in the printing environment can have a negative impact on image quality. It’s important to always keep the levels stable and within the recommended guidelines of the printer manufacturer. It’s lucky for…
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Print Quality Issues?

You can fix most common print quality issues yourself before calling for technical support. The following information will help you troubleshoot the problem. Print is Blurry or Smeared • Make sure the media is acclimated to the printer environment…

How to Solve Printer Curl

PRODUCT CURL Many specialty media products develop “roll set curl” from being wound onto cores.  Allowing the material to equilibrate to the printing environment for 24hrs before printing can help reduce the excessive curl and minimize…

Fine Art Print Finishing & Storage

Fine art prints present unique challenges to the artist when it is time to finish or store the final print. Pigment-based inks do offer better fade resistance over time than dye-based inks, but they are more susceptible to damage. A fine art…