Why is Hand Stretching Better Than Machine Stretching?
At many large print shops, all of their canvas prints are stretched by a technician operating a canvas stretching machine. Click here
to see a short 60 second Youtube video of this process. During this clip, please notice how carelessly the technician handles the canvas print, and also notice how quickly and carelessly he
staples the canvas.
Most large print shops rely on canvas stretching machines to increase their productivity and lower their costs, but they sacrifice the quality and attention to detail that stretching by hand
offers. Machine stretching often results in uneven tension across a canvas print, which can eventually lead to saggy areas or ripples across the canvas. Not all canvas prints stretched by a
machine are going to sag or form ripples, but the odds are typically greater than canvas prints which have been meticulously stretched by hand.
Here at Faville Photo, every canvas giclee print that leaves our studio is carefully stretched by hand by the owner himself. He is very experienced in canvas stretching, and has been doing it for years.
Every canvas is stretched to the optimum tension to reduce the risk of rippling or sagging. Canvas prints are stretched with great attention to detail, making sure that every pull of the canvas is
tight and uniform, every staple is fully embedded into the canvas, and every corner is perfectly folded into place.
Because EVERY print is meticulously stretched by hand and visually inspected before it leaves our studio, you can rest assured that you are getting nothing but the
highest quality stretched
canvas prints on the market.