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Hampton Photo Art and Framing Canvas Printing Image by Rick Gold

Have you taken truly outstanding digital photographs, ones you want displayed in a fine art setting that will stand out visually and stand the test of time? One way to do so is by having the images printed on canvas. Canvas was first used by artists producing oil paintings starting in the early fifteenth century and gained popularity later in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Digital photography and printing technology now makes it possible to use this traditional material to produce photographic works that will outlast any paper while displaying a different artistic flavor, producing a look much like an oil painting. Printing on canvas will provide a high-quality piece that can be displayed in a gallery, given as a special gift, or kept as a family heirloom. Canvas is a perfect material for high resolution, vibrant photographs.

Typically, canvas prints are delivered in one of two ways: rolled or stretched. Rolled canvas can be stored safely and compactly until the piece is ready for mounting or display at a later time. If you are ready for your print to be displayed now, it can be stretched and mounted on wooden bars. There are two choices for  stretching and mounting your canvas photograph: gallery wrapping and museum wrapping. Which is right for you depends on the details of image, in particular the edge area. If the edges of the photograph are not critical to the image or if you do not plan to display the work in a frame then gallery wrapping may be the right choice for you. In this method, the edges of the photograph are wrapped around the bars and will be viewable on all four edges of the canvas. This is suitable for a work that will not be framed or where the edges are not important to the piece. Alternately, if the edges add important aspects to the image then the piece can be stretched in museum wrapping. Here, a border is added to the edges of the photograph and it is this border which wraps around the mounting bars. In this way the entire image is visible from the front, like a traditional print photograph, and the work can be framed without losing any of the edge area.

Hampton Photo, Arts and Framing, located in The Hamptons, offers all three of these types of canvas prints: rolled, museum wrapped, and gallery wrapped. With both wrapping methods, the canvas is stapled to the back of the strecther bars, so that they are hidden from view if the piece is not framed. They also add an acrylic coating to the canvas that protects the image against damage, in particular from ultraviolet light and moisture. If you have decided on having your photograph mounted, you can also choose an attractive custom frame which will match your piece perfectly. You dont need to be near Bridgehampton to take advantage of Hampton Photo Arts services. All of this can be handled online with the final result shipped to you.

For a high-quality, beautiful print, consider choosing canvas over other methods such as traditional digital prints or even Giclée fine art prints for the unique look and durability that canvas provides.

Canvas Printing

Printing on canvas is incredibly versatile and a great way to create a ready-to-hang image or artwork. Every canvas that we print  is protected with a UV coated acrylic finish to guard the print from dust, moisture and fading. Do you want your canvas stretched on bars or non-stretched? Framed or unframed? Customize the work to make it truly your own.

Art of Photography

Art of PhotographyPhotography is an amazing art form. A photograph album is a catalogue of life's history as seen through the camera. People, animals, nature, holidays, celebrations and even disasters are captured instantly and recorded as part of history. It is through the powerful presentations of photography that we better understand the progression of time and life. Hampton Photo Arts has over twenty years of experience working with photographers as they seek to capture and preserve the history of families and communities.

When families get together, both children and adults love to look through photograph albums. They enjoy seeing the childhood photos of older family members and compare themselves to ancestors who lived a hundred or more years ago. Photos are among the most important treasures of every family. They should not be faded and dull. They contain the smiles, tears and emotions of generations. The staff members at Hampton Photo Arts display excellence in the art of photography reproduction. They work with the highest quality materials. They know how to create family memories that will be just as beautiful one hundred years from now as they are today.

Learning to Paint Watercolors

Watercolor is an easy, fun medium for creating art.  Color theory, composition and design can be explored freely with watercolor paint, paper, and brushes.  Several techniques may be used with watercolors for varying effects including painting wet on wet, wet on dry, layering washes, and more.

Watercolor paper comes in cold press, hot press, and rough.  Rough paper has the most texture, and its hills and valleys can result in interesting effects when paint is added.  Hot press is the smoothest and has the finest texture.  Cold press has a moderate amount of texture and is the paper most commonly chosen by watercolor artists.

Watercolor paper comes in several weights ranging from 90 lb. to 300 lb. based on the pounds per ream of paper.  Most artists prefer to use at least 140 lb. paper.  Papers vary somewhat between manufacturers, so sampling different papers is advisable.  Paper can be purchased in pads, in blocks or in large sheets.  The large sheets are usually the most economical and can be torn into whatever size is desired.

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