Print shops, fine-art reproduction companies, photographers and other print providers can now offer their customers canvas prints without the canvas: Sunset Photo Canvas Paper 230g from LexJet.
The new photo paper is LexJet's popular Premium Archival Matte Paper embossed with a canvas texture, complete with all the benefits of Premium Archival Matte: an instant-dry coating for smudge-free printing and handling; a large color gamut for high-contrast, high-resolution printing; and an acid-free, pH-neutral thick and heavy base for trouble-free printing, mounting and framing.
"This paper saves us a lot of time, cost and labor because it's basically a two-step process: it comes off the printer, we mount it and it's done. It gives a canvas look, texture and feel at a lower price point than canvas, and the image quality is great," says Ryan Wanke, president of Sharpeye Framing Company in Michigan City, IN.
Sunset Photo Canvas Paper 230g is not an alternative for canvas gallery and museum wraps. Rather, it is an alternative for mounted and framed canvas prints since canvas can be difficult to mount to a board due to its weight and physical properties.
The embossed texture of Sunset Photo Canvas Paper 230g is similar to the 2-over-1 weave of LexJet's award-winningSunset Select Matte Canvas, providing a smoother and more consistent canvas texture on a matte finish.
"People love canvas, which is why canvas printing is such a growing market with a lot of opportunity for our customers," said Jaimie Mask, LexJet's product manager. "The biggest seller is and will likely always be canvas gallery wraps. However, there is a robust market for mounted and framed canvas prints, and Sunset Photo Canvas Paper makes it easier and more cost-effective to serve this niche."
Sunset Photo Canvas Paper is now available in 17", 24", 36", 44" and 50" widths and 100' roll lengths from LexJet's Nationwide Delivery Network.