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Lyve Canvas

Unleashed in May 2009 under the bold mantra "Go Live with Lyve", the Lyve™ Canvas is poised to take the printing industry by storm. With eye-popping color gamut and dmax, coupled with critical archival certification and the ability to apply a laminate hassle-free, it sets a new standard of exceptionalism in fine art and photographic printmaking. Internally, we refer to this masterful blend of artistry and engineering as "the game changer" that will capture every nuance in your images.

The Lyve™ Canvas is a 20.5 mil bright white, consistent poly-cotton blend matte canvas using an acid-free, neutral pH coating. Unlike 99% of available inkjet canvas products on the market today (for giclee printing), this canvas utilizes our "Chromata White" optical brightener additive-free and fluorescent whitening agent-free breakthrough technology.

Our "Chromata White" technology gives end-users the most stable platform on which to print photographs and fine art giclees without the metamerism issues or color shift issues inherent on other canvases. Optical Brighteners compromise the attainment of true color, they complicate profiling accuracy, and they inevitably deteriorate and yellow over time.

(For critical information regarding longevity issues and optical brightener additives, please visit the Wilhelm Research Institute by clicking hereand a new browser window will open. From there, scroll down the bottom of the page to TESTING NOTE # 7. Also available is an article explaining Print Permanence Ratings and the actual guarantees they provide).

The water resistant surface works exceptionally well with Glamour™ II Veneer, our proprietary water-based top coat coating designed specifically for our line of inkjet canvas (click here to see a video demonstration and for further information on Glamour II). If coated with Glamour II, this canvas will not crack even under extremely rigorous stretching conditions (canvas gallery wrap).

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