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Canvas Wrap


Before we go through the methods of canvas wrapping used during canvas print production, we should mention the methods of canvas stretching.

For a long time the main method of canvas stretching was «museum type», which is when a canvas is fastened to the stretcher with iron cramps on the sides. The canvas wasn’t fastened to the back of the stretcher since it was covered by a frame.

Currently, the most frequently used method of stretching is called «gallery type». This is when a canvas is fastened with iron cramps on the back of the stretcher. This method of stretching means that iron cramps on canvas prints do not attract attention the way they would with the museum method of stretching.

Back side of the stretched canvas print



There are various styles of wrapping butts of a stretcher (i.e., the part of the canvas that covers the stretcher on the side). These styles are listed below, beginning with the most popular style and ending with the least popular:

1. Image extension: This is the most popular style of wrapping as it allows the canvas print to match the interior of a room. Image extensions means that the side sections of the canvas do not stand out when you’re viewing it.

Gallery wrap

But this method has one drawback — the part of the image that covers the stretcher is not visible when viewed from the front. Therefore, if key details of a photo are located near the edges, a different type of wrapping should be used instead.

2. Mirror reflection of a part of the image is equal to the thickness of the stretcher:

Mirror image wrap

You should be careful when using this method and check whether any clear figures, faces, etc. are not located within the reflected area. But there are also advantages since the most aesthetically pleasing wrapping could be achieved, therefore creating an impression of a natural extension of the photo.

3. White, black, or other colors:

White color wrap

When a white wrapping is selected, you are actually choosing no wrapping. That is, the stretcher is only covered by the canvas.


Custom color wrap

This method is ideal if the image has a uniform background or a dominating color.

4. Blurring of the image boundaries: In this case, the edges of the image are stretched and blurred in order to achieve an impression of a gradual extension of the image.

Blur extrusion wrap

Whatever method you choose, we recommend that you view the canvas print with other wrapping methods applied, as you may discover that the method you original chose might not be ideal.

Each picture is unique, which is why there might not be only one solution for each picture.

All types of canvas wrappings are available in our functional online configurator. We are always willing to make your preferred type of wrapping. Start by searching for a suitable image. The main categories can be found on the home page of the Miracle Canvas store.