Box Canvas frames at great prices

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by brianpetrie » Mon Jan 26, 2009 2:07 pm

Actually it's a good product for producing your own prints then wrapping them round the "frame" Much easier than wooden ones. Just no benefit for original work.
If I thought I could print on canvas I'd give one a go
but with only an A4 printer it's hardly worth it
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by joetymkow » Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:57 pm

Surely the point of using deep box canvases is to avoid the need for framing completely. Some artists choose to paint round the edges, but most leave the edge clear/white.

I misunderstood your question too I'm afraid, but you certainly generated some feedback.
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PostRe: Box Canvas frames at great prices

by wendypuerto » Tue Jan 27, 2009 4:47 pm

Believe it or not some people still like to frame even a deep Box Canvas and quite frankly it can look really good.I have had buyers frame them.
It is nice that people give feedback.
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PostRe: Box Canvas frames at great prices

by valeriependleton » Tue Jan 27, 2009 8:07 pm

hhmm! I can see why there's been confusion here! The name You-Frame maybe should be You-Stretch :wink: . I've been a professional framer for 29 years & wouldn't suggest using plastic stretchers. They're bound to snap / chip / bend etc. & you'll never get a good taut canvas, as you will with wooden bars & wedges. If you can't buy the size you want in a ready-stretched canvas, then invest in a roll of canvas & buy the bars to the size that you require. They tend to come in 'even inch' increments 8"/10"/12" etc.
Your local framer might order it all in for you. ( I said 'might' )
A little practise & you'll find them quite easy. A good staple gun will do instead of tacks, & do use the wedges ( many people don't ), they'll stretch your canvas like a drum! Just whack them in with a hammer.
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PostRe: Box Canvas frames at great prices

by AshBash » Mon Aug 16, 2010 2:53 pm

Hi Everyone,

I came across this thread a few weeks ago and have since checked out as it sounded quite interesting. I ended up buying a sample of each of their products to see if it would be any good for my photo to canvas business. Basically they sell the box canvas frame only (so I could frame my own canvas) with 9" - 2 metre lengths available, and another smaller retail product (includes canvas) where people print photos onto the canvas provided using their home inkjet printer and then frame with the plastic box canvas frame provided.

They no longer do the plastic bars for the large canvases, instead they use aluminium, for this I had to call and request a pricelist as they only sell to trade and are not available online, whereas the retail product is available online.

There is no stretching required which i guess is the main selling point. All you do is attached the bars to your canvas and turn them in and fasten them at the corners, takes away the cost of framing as I dont need to take it to a specialist to stretch. I have definatley been converted! with regards to the retail product, they are more for people who just wish to print and frame their digital photos onto an A4 canvas at home and are quite proffesional looking if I say so myself...only available in A4 but I have enquired about an A3 and they are coming soon.

Hope this helps everyone!!
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