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Tuesday
Jul202010

Can I print on canvas using my inkjet desktop printer?

If you have an larger inkjet printer (small consumer models could encounter problems printing on canvas, ruining your printer), chances are you can print on canvas with no issues. You will want to make sure that your printer has a print profile or setting for printing on canvas. If your printer does not you’ll need to download a profile for the specific canvas you plan on using. This will ensure the right amount of ink is laid down on the canvas, preventing ink from bleeding and ruining your print.

Before purchasing canvas cut sheets for your inkjet desktop printer you’ll want to make sure that you’re printer can handle the thickness of the canvas sheet. We do not recommend cutting down canvas rolls into cut sheet sizes as the canvas will most likely fray and could potentially harm you printer.

As with handling any media post print, make sure you handle the canvas delicately and allow for ample dry time.

If you’re having trouble finding inkjet canvas cut sheets, visit the IT Supplies Canvas Collection Page, we have several canvas cut sheet sizes ranging from 8.5”x11” to 17”x22”.

 

Tuesday
Jul202010

Gamut

Gamut (or color gamut) refers to the subset of colors that can be accurately produced by a device. The larger the color gamut the more colors that can be accurately represented. Every device is capable of representing a unique color gamut. Different combinations of ink and paper will also result in variations in the color gamut represented.

Tuesday
Jul202010

Silver Halide Photo Papers

In photographic paper application silver halide crystal was used in gelatin form to coat the surface of several wet process photographic papers, traditionally used in black and white photographic prints. Several inkjet papers such as Fiber (fibre), baryta, and silver papers attempt to replicate the look-and-fell of traditional silver halide papers in an inkjet receptive form.

Tuesday
Jul202010

What type of media can I use on my inkjet printer?

Generally, you can use any type of paper that has an inkjet receptive coating. You will need to make sure that the thickness (measured in mils) of the inkjet media will not harm your printer. You can check what thickness media your printer will take by checking the printer specifications. We recommend referring to your printer's manual for the recommended materials. It is also appropriate to verify whether or not your printer uses dye- or pigment-based inks and match the substrate.