Since the advent of digital printing some 13-14 years ago (2000/1), canvas prints have become more and more popular mainly due to the stunning quality of colour and print reproduction that give such a fantastic 3D effect.
All our canvases are individually printed onto satin canvas using HP wide format inkjet printers and high quality light fast UV inks, which have a 25 year life expectancy. A heavy duty laminate with a semi satin finish is then applied, which not only produces a reasonably waterproof and scuff proof surface, but lifts the colours of the images and ensures the very best quality and sustained durability of the printed image. Each canvas is then stretched by hand onto 2" deep kiln dried solid wood stretchers with hardboard backing boards for extra protection.
Although we print any size canvas from the standard smaller sizes like those used for Premier Inn bedroom artwork (over 10,000 printed to date for over 200 hotels!) Portobello are also well known for their outsize canvas prints – which Premier Inn again have specified for the launch of their brand new ‘hub’ hotel in St Martins Lane, London. Although our largest size is normally 8ft x 4ft (2440 x 1220mm) we have been known to print larger for special projects, but in most of these instances we would always advise separating a very large image into Multiple Tiled Canvases.
There are many examples shown on our project pages but here are a few of some more unusual designs. Ascot Racecourse Grandstand; Wembley Boxes; Chateau Impney, Droitwich;and numerous Holiday Inns and Holiday Inn Expresses.
From the sophisticated bespoke triptych to the dramatic impact of 10, 20 or even 30 multiple tiled canvases, our outsized canvas artwork creates a real "wow" factor in any commercial venue.
Choose your own image or one from our galleries and however big your wall area, we have the technology to successfully enlarge your photo to whatever size you may need to cover that blank space!
The whole picture is then precisely split up into separate tiles with the image continuing around the sides of the frame, so that when all the tiles are hung together the edges match up perfectly. The finished product is simply stunning!
In 2008-9 we ventured into the Healthcare market and found that rather than an ordinary canvas print our clients needed something more robust and hard wearing to hang on the walls. Foamcore was too expensive so we came up with the idea of canvas wrapped MDF panels.
With our heavy duty laminate finish, the canvas is reasonably waterproof and scuff proof and rather than hanging them with the usual security fittings they are actually screwed to the wall with special tamper proof screws.
A virtually indestructible product for all types of hospitals and care homes.
Cambian Healthcare have these in nearly all their newly refurbished properties, but we’re now also supplying them for Hotel public areas where artwork needs to be more resilient to the wear and tear of daily life. Eg. 10 Manchester Street (photo 3)
We have now found the ideal solution for decorating Bathrooms, Spas and Pool areas where it is usually so difficult to place artwork in the typically damp and humid environment, shown opposite Captain’s Club Hotel, but also see PJ Care and Bluebell Park School.
We use a canvas banner material which is fully laminated and sealed, and then mounted onto plastic moulded frames and backing boards to avoid any warping. It has been successfully tested in humidity of 0-99% and in temperatures from +50°C to -20°C so will happily withstand all types of wet/humid environments and weather conditions.
Trick the eye and add an extra dimension to your outdoors with a beach or enchanted forest or one of your own favourite images - perfect for brightening up 'outside smoking areas' in hotels, bars and restaurants. But some London hotels are now making use of courtyard areas and creating private terraces with the ground floor bedrooms – a rare treat in Central London eg. 10 Manchester Street and The Arch.
A stunning new visual effect offering a new dimension to canvas art prints.
The canvas is stretched onto 1/2" MDF and a unique hanging structure built onto the back of picture enables the canvas to appear as though it's floating in front of the wall!
This has proved very popular in nightclubs and restaurants where the canvas has actually been backlit from behind to give even more of a 3d effect.