When printmakers think about canvas, they tend to think about stretching.
This traditional process requires that the printmaker either pays someone to stretch the canvas for them, or takes on the training to learn how to stretch.
It is possible, however, to produce canvas prints which can can be turned into beautiful framed prints without stretching. And, because canvas doesn’t have the same needs as a paper print, it can be displayed without any glazing (glass) for an exciting, unique look.
Choosing the right varnish for your needs can be confusing.
From brands to chemical compositions, there are a lot of different options out there!
What is the best canvas varnish? Which varnish should you choose? We’ll try and provide some answers in this article.