This is a review of a pretty interesting product. Hugh Parker, and his Zaza Gallery make photos on canvas. What that is is a photo printed on a certain kind of canvas and wrapped around a wooden frame. The effect this gives, as you can tell from my picture of my Photo on Canvas is a very cool looking piece of art.
The overall look of the picture when it is stretched across the wood frame is really nice. The picture quality did not decrease at all; I sent Hugh a pretty large, high quality photo that my wife took in Hawaii and it did not decrease in quality whatsoever being blown up slightly and printed on the canvas. I am not quite sure of what method is used to actually print the photo onto the canvas but whatever it was, it looks flawless.
After printing your photo on canvas we seal it with a water resistant sealer…
The seal that was put on the photo gives it a really nice shine. It looks very crisp and clear.
The piece actually feels very different than I thought it might, although for the most part it will be hanging on a wall. I don’t intend to carry it around with me 😉
By different, I mean that it feels very sturdy and it actually has some weight to it. I imagined something like this feeling flimsy because of how it is stretched across the wooden frame but it was quite the contrary. It is stretched much tighter than I suspected as well, it even makes a neat sound like a drum when tapped on the front of the canvas. All the corners where the canvas folded over its self are very straight and tight.
The production of your picture on canvas starts with the finest
materials the industry has to offer.From the canvas to the ink all the way down to the sealer.
I have to agree that even the wood that the canvas is stretched across is very smooth, and refined. There are no flaws in the pieces of weed, and the staples used to secure the canvas to the wood are flush and seem heavy duty.
I think this creates a great effect for any room. The sealer has a reflective look to it and the way the canvas is strung around the outer edges of the wood so the photo is visible from the side as well makes the piece attract attention immediately. I received the 8″x10″ so it is a bit small for larger rooms but I would say the larger sizes available would be a great addition to a living or dining room.
The end result is a beautiful photo on canvas with a Life expectancy of 100 years under museum conditions.
I am very happy with the piece and the photo I chose to have embodied in the canvas. I hope I can create museum like conditions so this piece can last for 100 years.
Check out the Zaza Gallery’s Photos on Canvas and see pictures of the actual process used to create this great are.