Gallery Wrap Canvas vs. Museum Wrap

Gallery Wrap Canvas vs Museum Wrap, Thick Wrap or Thin Wrap, We Can Help You Decide

Gallery Wrap Canvas vs Museum Wrap

 

Gallery Wrap Canvas

Gallery Wrap canvas refers to the method of stretching a canvas so that the image wraps around the edge of the stretcher frame. The canvas is secured to the stretcher Frame (Bars) by staples applied on the back side. This is different than the side stapled method that is often used to stretch canvas that is intended for traditional framing. By wrapping the image around the edge of the stretcher frame you create a presentation that is viewable from the front both sides and the top and bottom. The Gallery Wrap Canvas is designed to be displayed without a frame. This a a more modern look with clean edges that gives the impression that it is floating on the wall. We take great care in creating the wrapped edge so that it presents a neat fold and is visually pleasing when view from the side without a frame.

Gallery Wrap 1 ½”

Gallery Wrap Canvas 1.5"

This is the thick 1.5” Gallery Wrap Canvas. This offers a bolder, thicker look that works well with the frameless presentation of your Giclee Prints. All of our 1 ½” stretcher frames are custom made from wood and are of the highest quality.

This is the preferred Wrap for all of the larger sizes but also works well with smaller sizes.

 

 

 

Gallery Wrapped 3/4”

Gallery Wrapped Canvas .75"

This is the thinner .75” Gallery Wrap Canvas. This offers a frameless presentation with a more economical stretcher frame. Our 3/4” stretcher frames are made up from stretcher bars cut to various sizes. Most of our larger 3/4” Prints are stretched on custom made stretcher frames.

 

This is the preferred Wrap for most of the smaller sizes but can also work well with the larger sizes. If you later decide to frame your prints this would be a much better choice.

 

Museum Wrap

Museum refers to the method of stretching a canvas so that the image remains on the front surface of the stretcher frame and a solid color wraps around the edge of the stretcher frame. The canvas is secured to the stretcher Frame (Bars) by staples applied on the back side the same as with the Gallery Wrap Canvas. This is the difference between Museum Wrap and Gallery Wrap. By wrapping a solid boarder around the edge of the stretcher frame you can keep the entire image on the front. This would be the preferred method if you intend to frame your giclee prints. Most of the open frames are made to accommodate the .75” stretcher frame. This would also be a good method for displaying your photographs when there is no room to wrap the image around the edge of the stretcher without loosing an important portion of the photograph.

Museum Wrap 1 ½”

 Museum Wrap Canvas 1.5"

This is the thick 1.5” Museum Wrap. This also offers a bolder, thicker look that works well with the frameless presentation of your photographs. Our 1 ½” stretcher frames are custom made from wood and are of the highest quality.

 

 

 

Museum Wrapped  3/4”

Museum Wrapped Canvas .75"This is the thinner .75” Museum Wrap. This offers a frameless or framed presentation of your Photographs with a more economical 3/4” stretcher frame. This would also be the preferred choice if you intend to frame it in a traditional open frame.