FabWood Prints are a new and better way to display your photographs, artwork, graphic images and more!
Here at Canvas & Fabric Printing, we are always thinking of new and better ways to do things. With the technology of digital fabric printing at our fingertips, we thought, why not print photographs and other images onto fabric and then mount them so the image can be hung on the wall! We started by testing out all kinds of fabric.
What were we looking for? We wanted a clear and crisp image with great color. After trying out dozens of fabrics, we finally found one that did just what we wanted, and on top of it all, the image seemed like it came to life right on the canvas.
One great story is from a customer that printed a photo of her dog, Hannah, on a FabWood Print. When she brought the FabWood home, she placed it on the floor against the wall where she was going to hang it. A little while later, she found Hannah looking closely at the photo, trying to touch it with her paw. She thought it was another dog. Images really do come to life!
How is a FabWood different? A FabWood Print is very different from your typical UV printed wrapped canvas that most other companies print your images on. With a FabWood, your image is digitally printed onto REAL FABRIC with water based pigment inks (environmentally friendly), then mounted to a wood panel with a specially engineered adhesive. Our wood panels are cradled with select kiln dried basswood and faced with 3-ply Baltic Birch. This wood panel is very stable, strong, and will not warp. They are also made in the USA! During the printing process, the inks we use actually penetrate the fabric during the printing process, producing vivid colors and a detailed image.
When the printed fabric is mounted to the wood panel, it is face mounted, and not wrapped around the sides. This mounting process results in clean lines and an exposed wood edge around the sides of your FabWood. We mount the fabric on the board so there is a small ‘reveal’ of the wood around the front edge. This gives the FabWood a nice polished look. You will also know that your image is printed on real fabric, as you will see the texture of the fabric, which is one feature that really makes your images pop! After the fabric is mounted, we seal the edges of the fabric so it doesn’t fray. The great thing about the exposed wood edge on a FabWood is that you can leave it natural, apply a stain, or paint it, making it your own!
Are you an artist? Want to make reproductions of your artwork? Artwork reproduces beautifully on a FabWood Print. We have done reproductions for artist Stephanie Mobbs Deady and Catherine Nolin, and their customers are super pleased!
And of course, a FabWood Print is great for printing your family photos. You will surely get lots of complements on your photos when on a FabWood.Or create a custom subway sign, or let us do it for you! Just contact us for custom work. We are here to help you create the FabWood of your dreams. Each FabWood is carefully made by hand in Massachusetts for a true artisan piece that you can hang on your wall or stand on a shelf. Upload (link to upload page?) your image today and get yourself a fabulous FabWood Print. Thank you for reading our post.
The Canvas & Fabric Printing Team