As a continuation of last week's endeavors - of course I spent all my Saturday crocheting while watching Law & Order: SVU. Today was a bit more productive... hooray! I also dealt with things that needed closure - I went ahead and cleaned up Gypsie's litter box and put away her things. It's still in my kitchen upstairs, all cleaned up but still there. I'm probably going to repurpose the litter boxes as dust bath bins for my Chimki-saurus so they go to a good cause.
I've been planning to order a canvas print for her and commissioned some art work. While I may still end up doing that, I went ahead and tried printing on canvas. Guess what? It worked!
I tried to look for info online about printing directly on canvas using an Epson EcoTank printer, but the articles I found are rather confusing or showed different models. In short, I wasn't sure if this was going to work
Printing on Canvas
Here are my steps and items I used:
★ Canvas sheet - I used stretch canvas on a wood frame that I got from Michaels. You can also opt to buy canvas sheets on Amazon, but it doesn't have to be specifically A4 sheets. I just but mine to size.
★ Epson EcoTank 2800 Printer - I would assume any EcoTank printer would work, but I cannot guarantee how this would work for other printers like HP Inkjets/Deskjets
★ Krylon Kamar Varnish (Matte) - optional, but I would like to waterproof my piece
1. Prepare your image on MS Word and place how you would like it on your page. Since my canvas wasn't exactly A4 size, I positioned mine on the center and made it a bit lower because I know the top edge would have some ink spots
2. Make sure your print settings are on High Quality and print on Premium Presentation Matte Paper
3. Print and make sure to support the feeding of the canvas into the printer, might need a little nudge while it's feeding because of its thickness.
4. Grab a drink and wait :)
I knew there were going to be some ink spots on the top section - always happens when I try to feed thicker material. Not sure if that's just a me-thing, but it does happen which is why I positioned my image a bit lower.
Last step is optional - spray lightly with varnish!
Am I happy with the results? Absolutely!
I'm definitely going to try it again with more images and probably offer print options for my artwork on printed canvas. It's definitely a great option to have, and learn how to make. In the mean time, I'm going to start decorating some walls with what I can make! Hope you find this helpful and be able to make prints at home too!
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