They're Beautiful and Cost Effective!!!
Framing can be very expensive. There's no hiding the fact. Custom frames can be extremely expensive adding sometimes hundreds of dollars to the cost of a print.
Canvas wraps are a more modern and more cost effective method of displaying photographs. The image is printed directly onto canvas using high tech printers then the canvas is stretched over wooden frames and attached at the back. A simple hanger is attached to the back and canvas prints come ready to hang on the wall. There's no need to add a frame. Canvases are particularly stunning when printing large images. A canvas size of 20 x 30 or larger makes an impressive show piece in any room.
There are several options for the sides of canvas wraps. A mirrored edge can be created that wraps the image all the way around the corners. This is an option for anyone who would like to keep the image at a certain size. A second option is to leave the sides of the canvas blank and a white rim will show around the outside. Most people choose this option when they choose to frame their canvas. A third option is to wrap the image around the sides. This means that part of the image will appear on the sides of the canvas. If you have important components of the image close the edge this may not be the best choice for your art.
Canvas wraps can have several coats of varnish added to the product to help ensure the durability of the product. The varnish helps to protect the image from scuffs and fading.
If you are looking for a way to display artwork a canvas wrap might be the way to go. All of my photographs can made into Canvas Wraps in sizes up to 40 x 60 inches. Frames can also be added as an extra touch to any canvas wrap.