When celebrating a loved one’s special day, many people like to express their creativity using customised canvas cakes. The technical process in the creation of these sweet delights include the use of canvas prints similar to a photo display method.
Eatyourphoto.co.uk offers a short guide on the technology behind these products:
The term canvas came from 13th century Anglo-French. Today, it is used in the virtual arts to mean an area where you can create a design. It is a type of heavy duty, yet simple woven type of textile conventionally used for making boat sails, canopies for tents, marquees and other products where certain strength of fabric is needed. Canvas is quite popular with design artists and painters where it is used as the painting surface while stretched along a wooden frame.
Characteristics of a Canvas Print
The best kind of modern canvas consists of a woven plain weave of cotton, polyester or linen. But, historically, it was made out of hemp, which was replaced with cotton later on. Polyester canvas poses a big challenge to traditional canvas, as the technical characteristics of the former far outweigh the latter in terms of quality, versatility and longevity. When talking about canvas printing, the excellence of dye sublimation methods is more superior than traditional ones because the print is embedded into the fibers using a technique that fuses ink with a substrate that allows for continuous tone of printing.
Gallery Wrapped Canvas
This is essentially a digital photograph developed to continue all around the edge of a stretcher frame. It can be utilised to augment the three dimensional effects used on a mounted canvas. There are other methods that aim to replicate the procedure, such as the mirror wrap or spot color applied to the edges.