Canvas Stretching/Framing

Canvasses have become a very popular form of artwork in recent years and are no longer restricted to original paintings. With the advancement of modern technology, it is now possible to transfer any image onto canvas whether it is a print taken from an original painting, or a photograph. It has opened up new possibilities for interior design and you can now have your favourite photographs enlarged and printed onto canvas to create a modern, stylish piece of artwork.

Often paintings and prints on canvas are supplied loose, rolled in a tube, which is especially useful if you need to transport them from abroad. If you have acquired a loose canvas or had your photograph printed onto canvas at a photographers, it will need to be mounted onto a purpose made wooden frame (stretcher bars) by an experienced framer to ensure that it is supported correctly. This is often referred to as a box canvas. If you have a limited budget this can be a less expensive alternative to having it fully framed.

At Inspirations we are experienced in stretching canvasses using high quality stretcher moulding and fixtures. Once stretched onto the bars the canvas is ready to be hung as it is but if you would like to personalise it to fit in with your decor, we can then make a frame to fit around it and we have an excellent choice of deep profile frames that are suitable this.

We are happy to give quotes over the telephone for canvas stretching if you know the canvas dimensions but occasionally a canvas may not be suitable for stretching, so it is important for us to see the canvas before we agree to the job and we will then advise whether it can be done or not. However, there are alternative ways of framing canvasses that can not be stretched and we would be happy to discuss the options with you when you bring the artwork in.