The look - Simply put, it will look like an original oil painting. We use 100% cotton all natural Lyve Canvas by Breathing Colour. This spectacular product is designed to last and with our archival inks and Giclee print process, you will be astonished at the vibrancy and accuracy of the colours. Canvas is most notable for its sharp contrast and rich colour tones because we apply a UV protective gloss coating which gives the colours added vibrancy, particularly in the dark tones and shadows making them appear richer and deeper than in any other material.
Why choose Canvas – Art of Punjab Canvas prints are highly collectible. Every painting is initially offered as part of a Limited Edition series hand-signed by the artist Kanwar Singh but only on a Canvas art print. These editions have run as low as 25 Canvas prints (Birth of the Khalsa) and will sell out and never again be made available as signed prints - ever. You will also receive a numbered certificate also signed by the artist to list its number (example 19/25) in the series as a commitment that you own a unique and collectible item.
Archival Quality - we pride ourselves in creating a museum quality product which will last you generations if it is properly framed and hung in a suitable space. Lyve Canvas by Breathing colour is lab tested to last 200 years without showing signs of fading or any colour degradation
Presentation - Canvas should be stretched and hung without glass. We coat every Canvas with a scratch resistant and UV protective gloss sealer. The benefit of a material such as Canvas which does not require glass is that it can be viewed from any angle without reflective glare. It is also 50% lighter once framed since glass contributes to the weight of the final framed piece so hanging is easier. If you wish to hang Canvas using a modern gallery stretch method, please contact us right after you place your order so that we can add a special dark border for the sides.
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The Look – Watercolour paper has a softer finish, beautiful textured paper with a vibrancy and richness similar to Canvas but with a flat matte finish. The overall contrast (or pop) of the blacks and whites are not as dramatic as Canvas but the colours are still just as rich.
Why choose Textured Watercolour paper - We use William Turner Watercolour paper by Hahnemuhle. It is one of the best quality, sturdy and beautifully textured all natural (acid free) papers available on the market. The artist selected this paper for its quality and the beautiful texture. The density of William Turner paper allows it to absorb heavy amounts of archival ink, resulting in rich vibrant tones and sharp colour contrast. The surface of William Turner paper has a beautiful texture like hand-made paper which brings a subtle old world quality and sense of permanence to the art.
Archival Quality - we pride ourselves in creating a product which is at a museum quality and will last you generations if it is properly framed and hung in a suitable space. William Turner paper by Hahnemuhle is lab tested to last 120 years without showing signs of fading or any colour degradation.
Presentation – Textured Watercolour prints should be professionally framed behind glass with acid free matting (a double matte is preferable). The matting adds size and impact to the final piece. To allocate proper space consider that a three inch matte with a three inch frame adds a total of 12 inches on both the horizontal and vertical (thus a 20" x 30" print covers 32" x 42" of wall space when hung) so measure your space accordingly before selecting the print size.
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The Look - Enhanced Matte is a medium thickness silky smooth finish paper. It holds the archival inks well and produces a beautiful range of colours and tones with a soft matte finish. These fine art prints prints are created using the same 8 archival ink system as Canvas and Watercolour paper. The paper is a 100% acid free and the print is lab tested to last up to 80 years without fading.
Why choose an Enhanced Matte print - This is our most economical option but highly rated in quality none the less. It is nothing like a poster since the range of colours on a Giclee fine art print far exceed that of mass produced poster print so it's well worth framing. It does an excellent job of reproducing the artist's full colour palette while creating a statement on your walls.
Presentation - Enhanced Matte prints should be professionally framed for maximum effect and long life but can be done using care with a ready-made frame which comes with matting. It should be framed behind glass with acid free matting to prevent the print from adhering to the glass over time. The matting also adds size and impact to the final piece. To allocate proper space consider that a three inch matte with a three inch frame adds a total of 12 inches on both the horizontal and vertical sides (thus a 20" x 30" print covers 32" x 42" of wall space when hung) so measure your space accordingly before selecting the print size.