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The options are explained below. Choose between the different types of canvas, finishes, image wrap types and frame depth.
A stretched canvas print is ready to hang where the image is printed and stretched around the sides of the mount. The edges of this mount are visible when hung on the wall which is why the print is stretched around the sides. With a stretched canvas, there are 2 wrap types that you need to choose from for how the image is printed. See below for image wrap options.
A framed canvas is also ready to hang and the difference here is that the canvas is nestled nicely inside a frame. The canvas is still made in the same way as a stretched canvas so everything is the same, but because it is inside a frame you don't see the sides of the mount. With a framed canvas, you don't need to select a wrap type because it is not applicable.
A stretched canvas print is ready to hang where the image is printed and stretched around the sides of the mount. The edges of this mount are visible when hung on the wall which is why the print is stretched around the sides. With a stretched canvas, there are 2 wrap types that you need to choose from for how the image is printed. Read more >>>
A full image wrap is where the entire image is printed and mounted around the whole frame. So there will be a portion of your image that will be shown on the sides of the canvas. The lines above show an example of where the edges of your image will be lost around all 4 sides. We only recommend this option if the focal point of the image is in the center and you don't mind the edges getting wrapped around the side of the canvas.
The mirror wrap option is by far the most popular choice because you don't lose any of your image. This is what we recommend most of the time. The whole image is printed on the front, and a portion of each edge of the image is used to extend the canvas to wrap it around the frame. The image above might look weird in 2D but the lines show the area where all 4 sides have been mirrored to wrap the canvas so that none of the image is lost.
The frame depth (bar size) refers to the thickness of the wooden frame that the canvas is stretched around. This determines the depth of the canvas. Both sizes are covered by the canvas borders with both wrap types.
The thinner 0.75" stretcher bar is a popular thickness because of the affordability. Frames with a 0.75" bar size are also lighter.
The more premium 1.25" stretcher bar is what we recommend for bigger size prints, and it gives a better 'Art Gallery' feel to the canvas when hung.