How to Make Your Regular Print look like Canvas

April 2, 2018
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Make your poster or print look hand painted with Craquelure Canvas Texture Coating. Depending on the way this specialty polymer coating is applied to the surface of a print, photo, or poster, the look of the finished product can be varied, ranging from a paint-brush look to a canvas-type appearance. Available in matte, semi-gloss, or high-gloss finish, Canvas Texture Coating lets you create a unique textured design. Craquelure Faux Canvas Texture Coating is an acid-free water based acrylic polymer coating.

Whether you have a 4-color mounted lithographed print or a black and white photograph, the Craquelure Canvas Texture Coating Kit will help you make your work look as though it was hand-painted by an artist. When using this water-based coating, keep in mind that drying time will range from just a few minutes to an hour or more, depending on the amount applied. Each gallon will yield about 256 square feet, with an average application of about 0.5 ounces per square foot. The coating goes on white but dries clear, and turns your smooth print into a canvas texture, creating an upscale finish.


Mallory Morsa, Binding101 Product ExpertAbout the Author • Mallory Morsa has been the product expert at Binding101 since 2008, and has grown up in the industry. Every day she pushes herself to learn new information, incorporating real-life experiences to create solutions to the most common problems in the industry, and then present those solutions in a way that is easy to understand for everyone, from novices to experts.

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