Our ready-to-hang canvas prints set the standard for large-format canvas artwork and make a statement wherever they're hung. They are created using a specialty printer that carefully lays pigment inks down onto archival-quality fine art canvas material. The canvas is then stretched around a 1.5-inch-deep wood support structure to provide depth and elegance.
The digital files of our VAST photos are the highest resolution fine art photographs ever created (by far!). To ensure we do their unparalleled resolution justice in our canvas prints, we searched to find the very best canvas printer. The large-format fine art printer we use operates at 300ppi resolution—the gold standard resolution for artwork image sharpness. For comparison, a 55-inch 4k tv has a resolution of 80ppi.
Our canvas prints are made using museum-quality, heavyweight, fine art canvas material. The material is 100% acid free to preserve the color accuracy and longevity of the prints. We chose a canvas material with a fairly smooth surface to properly showcase the incredible sharpness of our photos while still having enough texture to retain the classic, timeless canvas look. Additionally, the material has an extra bright, delightfully matte finish that looks spectacular in any lighting conditions while retaining maximum vibrancy and contrast.
"Giclée" is is the fine art industry term for a print that meets a strictly rigorous and objective set of technical standards for quality. Most other canvas prints do not meet the criteria to be labeled "giclée" but the materials and methods we use (such as our use of ultra-vibrant pigment-based inks instead of low quality dye-based inks) have given our canvas prints the prized "giclée" label, the industry-recognized standard for excellence.
The complete workflow of creating a VAST Print™—from shooting the VAST photo, to editing the digital file, to making the print—is done using processes, devices, and materials that have a high dynamic range (HDR) and an ultra-wide color gamut. This means that the colors in our photos have a sublime vibrancy and a rich level of contrast. Furthermore, luminosity gradients found in subjects such as vivid sunsets appear true-to-life.
The giclée-standard materials and methods we use have been designed to meet the most demanding standards for archival length set by leading museums and galleries. Our canvas prints are rated to retain perfect color permanence for 100+ years in typical lighting conditions.
Our award-winning master printmakers have over four decades of experience calibrating advanced printing equipment to ensure impeccably consistent results that precisely adhere to the artist's vision. Furthermore, every digital file of a VAST photo goes through an extensive proofing and refining process to prepare it to look its very best when printed.
Our standard canvas prints come ready to be hung on the wall with a frameless mount. This is a beautifully minimalist approach that showcases the image wrapping around the edge of the canvas. However, the prints can also optionally be mounted inside one our handcrafted frames. This mounting is done with a decorative separation between the print and the frame border so that the print appears to be floating within the frame, providing depth and elegance to the finished photo. Six distinctive moulding trims are available: soft white, slate grey, satin black, deep walnut, warm oak, and bright aspen.