Protective coating for canvas prints?

8 years 2 months ago #248513 by Jeffster
What's the coating that should be sprayed on canvas prints to protect it?


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8 years 2 months ago #248632 by Meskill
Are you printing yourself or did a shop do it? You might want to check with the shop if that is the case, many of them will spray the protective coating on before it leaves to you.


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8 years 2 months ago #248649 by Expressions On Canvas
The coating is an UV inhibitor as well a a protective coating. I recommend using the same brand of the canvas for the protective coating or at least a recommend brand from the canvas manufacture. You can run into problems and longevity issue if they are not compatible. Now if the print was printed with a solvent printer you don't need to coat them. Majority of printers use aqueous printers which should be top coated. You can have cracking issues in the corner if the canvas isn't coated and you stretch it. We use aqueous printers and always topcoat our canvas with 2 coats.

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8 years 2 months ago #248688 by P2CDude
Canvas prints should ALWAYS be protected with a top coat. I would recommend either Print Shield from Premier or Timeless from Breathing Color (BC fan here). Both are good products. Do NOT use a varnish on canvas. Because of the nature of canvas that it expands and contracts over time with temperature and humidity, you need a coating that will give with the canvas. I've seen many prints on canvas that were coated with a lacquer which then crazed like death valley after about 6 months....

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8 years 2 months ago #248819 by Jeffster

P2CDude wrote: Canvas prints should ALWAYS be protected with a top coat. I would recommend either Print Shield from Premier or Timeless from Breathing Color (BC fan here). Both are good products. Do NOT use a varnish on canvas. Because of the nature of canvas that it expands and contracts over time with temperature and humidity, you need a coating that will give with the canvas. I've seen many prints on canvas that were coated with a lacquer which then crazed like death valley after about 6 months....


Good to know. Where are you buying this from?


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8 years 2 months ago - 8 years 2 months ago #248854 by P2CDude

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7 years 9 months ago #273386 by abellap

P2CDude wrote: Canvas prints should ALWAYS be protected with a top coat. I would recommend either Print Shield from Premier or Timeless from Breathing Color (BC fan here). Both are good products. Do NOT use a varnish on canvas. Because of the nature of canvas that it expands and contracts over time with temperature and humidity, you need a coating that will give with the canvas. I've seen many prints on canvas that were coated with a lacquer which then crazed like death valley after about 6 months....


I also suggest Print Shield. This is what I used on my canvas prints and it works great.


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7 years 8 months ago #275648 by Clement Simerly
Hello Jeff,
The canvas print that i got from magnipic was coated with an anti UV-substance coating.
I believe all canvas printing companies do the same, but despite the protective coat you have to keep your canvas away from direct sunlight.


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