Silverada Metallic Canvas

for Aqueous Inks

Fine art will never be the same again

The highest quality pearlescent metallic canvas on the market

  • * Unique metallic effect
  • * Looks phenomenal with black & white images and others
  • * Absolute incredible detail
  • * Eye-popping color gamut & Dmax
  • * Metallic finish  | 20 mil thickness  |  440 gsm weight

*Compatible with most Epson, Canon, and HP printer models!

DESCRIPTION

20 MIL, 440GSM METALLIC POLY-COTTON INKJET CANVAS

Silverada is a "silver metallic" fine art canvas, created from an optimal blend of metallic, silver, and pearlescent surface finishes. This metallic canvas is a revolutionary addition to the industry and can only be found here at Breathing Color. Silverada delivers an extremely high dmax, wide color gamut, and crisp resolution -- all characteristics that have become the hallmark of the Breathing Color brand.

Will this work with my printer?

Silverada metallic canvas is compatible with most aqueous pigmented and dye inks. See the full list of compatible printers if you're not sure.

Works GREAT with photo black ink!

If using matte black, the blacks will tend to smudge/smear and your prints will need to be varnished with using the spray technique after printing to prevent this smearing. Check out our blog post to learn how to spray prints like a pro.

KEY FEATURES

NO VARNISH REQUIRED

While we recommend coating all matte aqueous canvas prints, Silverada's formulation does not require a varnish.

For additional protection, you can use our Timeless or Glamour II varnishes, but only using a spray-on method.

Important Note: With the Silverada Canvas, hand-rolling a water-based print varnish is not recommended and will more than likely lift the ink from your print.

WATER-RESISTANT

Lack of water-resistance is a commonly known problem with most uncoated canvas prints. Not anymore. Silverada delivers an increased level of water-resistance.

INCREDIBLE SCUFF RESISTANCE

Even without print varnish, Silverada prints are highly resistant to scuffing and/or abrasion.

MANUFACTURER-DIRECT

Our proprietary products are very expensive to develop, manufacture and ensure quality. If we sold them through traditional distributors, our products would hands down be the most expensive on the market. Instead, we employ a manufacturer-direct business model that bypasses the middle man and empowers us to provide you with first class, state-of-the-art products at competitive prices. It also allows us to deliver direct, unprecedented service and support for our products. Here's where you can learn 5 Ways to Save Money with Breathing Color.

Note: Our current pricing is at a low, introductory rate!

Key Features

AMAZING IN BLACK & WHITE

Want to see Silverada at it's best? Try printing some black and white images. You won't believe it.

A STANDOUT WITH HDR IMAGES

Bottom line - your HDR images will pop like crazy.

EXCEPTIONAL COLOR GAMUT & DMAX

Your images will pop like you've never seen before on any ordinary canvas print. A similar characteristic that defines Breathing Color inkjet media.

NO CRACKING OR TEARING WHEN STRETCHING

Silverada will not crack or tear when stretched, with or without a coat of varnish. See it for yourself, without any varnish applied, in this Fold Test . Learn More:  4 Options for Stretching Canvas Prints .

EASE OF USE

One of the most compelling aspects of Silverada is its ease of use. Since they require no varnish, Silverada prints are immediately ready to stretch or mount. With our EasyWrappe  and  EasyWrappe Pro  do-it-yourself gallery wrap system, canvas printing just can't get any easier. 

Helpful Videos

How to do a Mirror Edge in Photoshop for a Gallery Wrap

EasyWrappe Standard 1.25" - Staple Method

EasyWrappe Pro 1.75" - Staple Method

Compatible Inkjet Printers

This Product has been compatibility tested and approved for the following printers. If you do not see your printer listed below, it does not mean it is not compatible but that we have not tested and approved your printer at this time. Our aqueous media is compatible with most pigment and dye-based ink systems.

Canon

Professional Photo: Pixma Pro-1, Pixma Pro-10, Pixma Pro-100, Pixma Pro9500, Pixma Pro9500 Mark II

Large Format: iPF5000, iPF5100, iPF6000S, iPF6100, iPF6200, iPF6300, iPF6300S, iPF6350, iPF6400, iPF6450, iPF8000, iPF8000S, iPF8300, iPF8300S, iPF8400, iPF9000, iPF9100, iPF9400, iPF9400S, W6400, i990

Epson

Stylus Photo Series: R1800, R1900, R2000, R2400, R2880, R3000

Stylus Pro Series: 3800, 3880, 3890, 4000, 4800, 4880, 4900, 7500, 7600, 7700, 7800, 7880, 7890, 7900, 9500, 9600, 9700, 9800, 9880, 9890, 9900, 10000, 10600, 11880, WT7900

Surecolor: T3000, T5000, T7000

Roland

Hi-Fi Jet Pro & Pro II Series Printers, VersaArt RA-640

HP

DesignJet: 1055CM +, Z2100, Z3100, Z3200, Z3200ps, 5000, Z5200, 5500, Z6100, Z6200

Photosmart Pro: 8750, B9180

Mimaki

JV-4, JV2-130, JV22-160

Mutoh

RJ46, RJ50, RJ62, RJ64, RJ900, ValueJet 1304W, ValueJet1604AW, ValueJet1638W

Durst

All Durst printers using aqueous pigment or dye-based ink

Downloads - Spec Sheet

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  1. Canvas sags more in the direction of the weave, typically horizontal
  2. Sagging can happen from under or over tightening
  3. Environment plays a huge part - high constant humidity will relax canvas
  4. For dry environments, spritzing the back of a sagging canvas with hot, distilled water can help re-tighten.
  5. Start stapling on longest dimension & staple clean line. Move to the opposite side, not around the edge of the frame.
  6. Add cross bars and corner keys after full framing.
  7. Putting a bead of archival glue on the bars as you set the edge helps hold tension and keep it all even and flat.
  8. Frame in a high humid environment then move to a drier environment.
  9. More information can be found in this article.

To prevent the transfer of oils and dirt from your hands to the inkjet receptive coating of the media, white cotton gloves should be worn when handling the media. When not using the media, you should store it in its original packaging, exactly how it was shipped to you. Read more about our recommended handling and storage best practices on our blog, The Art of Printmaking.

When printing on canvas or fine art paper, it is critical that the prints be allowed to dry and outgass fully before they are mounted, stretched, and/or framed. Typically this takes 24 hours. Finishing these prints prematurely can cause a whole host of problems from splotchy glass when framing, to pin holes and bubbles while coating in preparation for stretching. Read more about dry time and outgassing on our blog.

Length-wise (or vertical) canvas shrinkage is typically caused by tension created on the printer while printing with canvas rolls. This shrinkage is normally quite consistent and can be compensated for through Photoshop. Read more about how to compensate for canvas shrinkage here on our blog, The Art of Printmaking.

There are a few different things that can cause banding. Most commonly, you will see banding occur when there is a clogged nozzle or something else hardware related. Please follow the steps below to help identify the issue:

  1. Ensure that your printer can handle the thickness of the media you are attempting to print on. In your printer's user manual, or by calling the manufacture, you can find the maximum weight that your printer will accept; make sure that the media doesn't exceed this maximum specification.
  2. See our blog about doing a nozzle check and other maintainance on your printer.
  3. If the nozzle check results look fine, proceed to check your platen gap settings and making sure other print settings are correct.

While we do not offer any free, small sample strips of paper, we do offer trial rolls (which measure 17 x 10) at our cost for many of our canvas, fine art, and photo papers. These trial rolls can be found and purchased at the bottom of any product page. We also carry the Breathing Color Sample Pack which includes two unprinted letter-sized sheets of six of our most popular fine art papers. We offer samples this way to allow everyone to fully test and evaluate their own prints on Breathing Color media.

The best way is to profile Crystalline with a glossy paper setting, and use the Gloss enhancer on economy mode. This will cover the black ink, which is most susceptible to scuffing.

For testing and evaluation, we offer short trial rolls of all of our inkjet canvas, inkjet fine art paper, inkjet decor paper, and inkjet signage products that are sold at cost. Typically, trial rolls are 17"x10 feet. The purpose for this is to allow our customers to conduct a comprehensive evaluation of our products, cost effectively. There are several steps that should be taken when testing any new digital substrate for your printing business.

1. The substrate should be tested with several different images to be sure the product performs well with everything image-type that you intend to use it for (try a portrait photograph, a vibrant fine art print, a black & white piece, etc.). Make sure you are selecting images that are fairly different from one another with respect to color and tonal gradation for a thorough evaluation.

2. Show a few of your most important customers a print of their own work on the media you are testing. Maybe provide an example of your current media to illustrate a comparison. Explain the physical and archival attributes of the new substrate and the reasons that you are considering a switch. It is the printmakers job to educate their artists about all things printing-related, especially media.

3. Trial rolls provide enough media to create custom profiles, for those who are capable. Breathing Color also offers a free custom profile service, which requires approximately two square feet of printed media.

4. It is important to have enough media to leave a margin for error in case the first attempt had not been printed correctly (print settings, profile, platen gap, etc.).

5. For inkjet canvas: coating, stretching, and hand embellishment should also be tested.

In addition to trial rolls, Breathing Color offers a complimentary sample pack, which includes printed samples of all available fine art products, with any order (limit one per customer). These sample packs can be purchased separately for $19.95.

Matte Black (MK) ink is designed for Matte Papers and Photo Black (PK) ink is designed for glossy papers. The difference between these two black ink types is simple; MK prints a very dull, flat black, while PK prints a highly glossy, shiny black. Think in terms of flat black spray paint vs. glossy black spray paint. Generally speaking, the very best results and the deepest blacks for that particular substrate will be achieved by using PK with glossy substrates and MK with matte substrates. Your Epson printer manual will also provide you with a decent explanation of when they recommend using matte black ink or photo black ink. 

That being said, wide-format Epson printers present a problem for those who wish to maximize their output potential by offering both matte and glossy papers as available substrate options. This is because Epson machines are built to run either the PK or the MK, rather than allowing the printmaker to switch blacks from print to print. As a result of this quandary, those who own wide-format Epson printers must make an important decision What type of prints do I want to be best at? In other words, if 80% of your printmaking business is fine art on matte papers and matte canvases, naturally you will want to run your Epson with MK, which will render the highest black density on your primary substrate line. Likewise, if you are a photo lab for example and mostly reproduce photography on glossy papers, the PK is the more intelligent choice as it will render the glossiest black, which is most desirable on glossy substrates (to avoid a gloss differential). 

Traditionally, most all inkjet printable substrates, matte or glossy, will work with the PK ink. Though the maximum black density (DMAX) would be significantly less, the print is otherwise unaffected. This is not true of the MK ink. When most glossy or semi-glossy papers are introduced to the MK ink, the ink will run and bleed, rendering the print completely unusable. 


It is always recommended to first seal your inkjet canvas prints with Glamour II or Timeless before attempting to hand embellish. You can also use Glamour II as a Texturizing Gel.

The best way to protect coated prints when stacking or sending out to ship would be to wrap the print in Glassine paper.  You do not want to separate your prints with paper that contains acid in it.  If acid comes into contact with your print it may cause the print to turn yellow.  You can find many different types of Glassine papers online, or at your nearest art supply store.  The main thing to keep in mind when looking for this type of paper is to make sure the paper has a neutral pH level, or acid free.

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