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The term giclée is a French word which literally translated means 'to spray'. Giclée was derived from the first Iris printers that sprayed ink on media. With the introduction of inkjet printers the name stuck and became synonymous with printing in fine art applications. Printing Giclée on canvas is really not much different than photo printing. Giclée prints are usually fine art reproduction prints on fine art and canvas media.


How do I get rid of bubbles from coating my inkjet canvas?

If you're getting air bubbles when coating your inkjet printed canvas you may want to try rolling the top coating in different directions. Because canvas is a permeable media (especially 100% cotton canvas) the canvas takes time to soak up the coating. So make sure to cover the canvas completely by rolling in multiple directions and allowing 24 hours for dry time, this should reduce bubbling on the surface of your canvas.

In some cases the bubles are introduced because the tools are not appropriate or the mixture is overly agitated. Be certain that the application method is in line with the manufacturer's recommended procedures.


How do I give my inkjet canvas prints an embellished or painted look?

If you're looking to give your prints an embellished "impasto" painted or "brushed" look try Premier Art's Eco Elegance, an embellishing gel that allows you to mix the gel with acrylic paints or alone to give your prints a true painted feel. We suggest use of Premier's Eco Print Shield before embellishing with Elegance gel as it has been engineered to be coupled with Eco Elegance and will protect your canvas from environmental factors. Before using embellishing Gel we recommend following these steps to ensure your print quality:

  1. Allow ample drytime after printing. We recommend at least 24 hours.
  2. Coat your canvas with a couple of light coats of Eco Print Shield or a similar coating and allow for the manufacturer's recommended dry time.
  3. Stretch and mount the canvas.
  4. Apply Eco Elegance or a similar product with a brush, roller or palette knife. Application should performed in thin layers allowing the gel to dry between coats in order to remain clear. It can also be mixed with acrylic paints for color matching.

Premier Art's YouTube Channel has some additional instructional videos for coating and embellishing inkjet canvas prints. For IT Supplies' full line of Premier inkjet canvas coating and embellishing products click here.


How do I print on inkjet canvas?

When printing on canvas make sure your printer is set to print on the highest-quality print mode and the ICC profile you've selected matches that of the print settings. It is very important to adjust printer settings prior to printing on canvas so your printer can lay the right amount of ink, as speed and ink levels are different than that of setting for printing on photo paper.

When handling canvas make sure to wear white cotton gloves to prevent oily fingerprints from ruining your print surface. Also, you will want to make sure your inkjet canvas is free of dust and particles, so you may want to lightly brush the canvas with a soft-brissel brush.

After you run your print make sure that you allow for 24 hours of dry time. This will prevent the ink on your prints from smudging. You'll want to coat your canvas to protect it from the environmental factors as well, Premier Art Sells a line of Eco Post Print solutions for coating and embellishing canvas prints.

ICC profiles can be found throughout the IT Supplies website, in our blog or on manufacturer's landing pages. If you are unable to find ICC profiles for a specific paper on our website, try visiting the manufacturer's website as often profiles can be found there. If your looking for more information about inkjet canvas visit the IT Supplies Canvas Collection Page, it's loaded with products, tips, trick and videos.



Inkjet vs. Solvent Canvas - What's the difference?

Inkjet and Solvent canvas are both composed of the same materials, usually a poly/cotton blend or 100% cotton base.

The difference between the two types of canvas is the coating. Solvent canvas is coated for solvent-based printers, while inkjet canvas is coated specifically for use with inkjet printers. The ink receptive coating helps ink adhere to the surface of your canvas without smudging or run-off.

When coating or embellishing solvent and inkjet canvas, the same steps should be taken. Your can learn how to coat and embllish your solvent and inkjet canvas prints here.

If you have any questions regarding solvent and inkjet canvas simply comment below.