Steps In DIY Canvas Printing

While canvas printing, which involves much larger sheets of paper are usually done in print shops, advancement in printer technologies have enabled people to do these printing jobs in the comfort of their own homes. If you want to do DIY canvas printing, then here are some of the things that you have to do and prepare.

Get to Know Your Canvas Sheets

These sheets usually come with a 350 gsm mark, and have a matter finish, just like traditional pain canvasses do. Most of these canvas papers are made of 100% cotton, processed in such a way that the print can be well-embedded on the cotton. The matte coating prevents bleeding of colors from taking place, which is something you can expect from materials that are as absorbent as cotton. Do not proceed to printing on your canvas sheets without making sure that there is this matte finish.

Do a Printer Pre-Check

Always make sure that your printer is the Inkjet type if you want to print on canvas. This is because image definition and quality is much better. Also, make sure that the printer is capable of handling the gsm, or paper weight density of your canvas of choice. If it does not, then printing failure and jamming can take place. This is one of the most crucial parts there is to any printing jobs, as if it does not get done right, printers can be damaged and repairs could cost you so much.

Adjust Your Printer

Make sure to do the necessary adjustments to print on the right kind of paper. Use high-resolution settings for canvas to get the best results. Always double-check the print settings, making sure that the right kind of paper setting is chosen. The available choices for adjustment vary from printer to printer.