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What to expect from a top-quality canvas

How we differ from high-volume print factories
All product images on our website are actual studio photographs of our work.
Shown: actual studio photo of three wrapped canvases we produced
photo of three canvases on a table
Shown: studio photo of satin and matte canvases. Pencil for scale.
photo of satin and matte canvases

How to select matte or satin canvas

The image aboveto the left shows the identical image printed on Canon Artistic Matte Canvas and Canon Artisic Satin Canvas, with studio lighting to either side, and a pencil in the shot, for scale.

The matte canvas does not reflect any light at all. Even bright lights will show no reflections. Colors stay absolutely true, for photo-quality results.

The satin canvas has an attractive satin sheen to it. Lights can create a satiny glow that plays with the colors a little.

The artistic choice is yours

You'll get gorgeous results, with the same resolution and print detail, with either canvas. Both canvases are the same weight.

Some people choose the matte canvas because they want no shine, and absolutely true colors.

Some people choose the satin canvas because they like the play of colors and the textured "oil painting" look it can impart.

Shown: satin and matte canvases, identical B&W image printed
Photo of satin and matte canvases
Shown: photograph of the back of a wrapped canvas
photograph of the back of a wrapped canvas

Open back, no cut corners

We leave the back of our wrapped canvases open. Your canvas will rest against a wall, blocking dust and making a heavy paper or fiberboard dust cover an unnecessary waste of trees.

Note the neatly folded corners. We do not cut your canvas when folding it, in case you want to remove it and re-wrap it someday.

Real canvas, real pigment ink, hand folded

A canvas from Indigo Image Lab is produced on high-resolution Canon fine art printers at maximum resolution, using 11 colors of genuine Canon LUCIA PRO pigment ink, on genuine Canon Artistic Canvas.

It is then allowed to dry, and then is stretched, folded, and stapled by hand.

This may mean a whitening of the edge of the sharp creases within the fold, shown in the image aboveto the right. This is a normal feature of any real giclée canvas—it's proof that genuine fade-resistant pigment ink was used.

Shown: closeup of a matte canvas edge, showing fine whitening at a sharp fold
Photo of the sharp folded edge of a canvas
canvas with clean stars glimmering on it

Treat (and clean) your canvas with care

Your canvas is not coated—it does not need to be. The pigment ink used to produce it is UV-resistant and will withstand normal handling.

With that said, remember that your canvas is a work of art. Take care not to scratch it or scrape it, which will damage its surface.

Clean it with a soft, dry cloth or soft dusting brush. Never spray it with any liquid.

The service you want, the quality you demand

We promise to send you the finest quality products and provide you with outstanding customer service.

Please allow us to help you if you have any questions.

We invite you to let us print something for you, risk-free. If you're not 100% satisfied, you get a full refund, subject to a few restrictions.

We're looking forward to sending you something gorgeous!

Shown: Framed print, unwrapped print, and wrapped canvas
view of framed print, unwrapped print, and wrapped canvas

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low price guarantee
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Our rating: 4.9 / 5 stars — We love heart icon our customers!
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Linda, California: Nice that the whole pictures could be printed so easy. Nice thick photo paper, and it looks good in a frame I bought at WalMart. Neil was very nice on the phone and I appreciate the help with picking the paper.
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Toni, Minnesota: Wow, your service is awesome! It was so nice to get an actual call from someone to help me! I liked the matte canvas and I will order more. Thank you.
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Rich, California: Just got my prints and am very happy with them. Thanks for your help with my questions and fixing the problem with the one print.
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Angie, Indiana: I just received my print and it is absolutely beautiful!!! The quality is excellent, I love the paper and the inks look so vibrant! I will be ordering more prints of other art works asap! I have an Etsy shop and I am going to list prints of my work for sale. [Note: This is a real, unsolicited review, word for word, from a real customer, as are all of our reviews.--Indigo Image Lab]
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Lori, Texas: I got my print and it’s beautiful! I am very pleased with your service and I’m going to consider your lab for my printing work.
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David, Indiana: I would say the prints are absolutely gorgeous. Thanks also for keeping me informed about the shipping.
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Suzanne, Massachusetts: I’m really pleased with the prints you made for me. I will definitely be using you again in the future and share your info with other artist friends. Thanks for the quality work, reasonable prices and speedy service.
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Nick, Nebraska: I appreciate the heads up on this. [USPS delivery was running late-Indigo Image Lab]. Your service has been top notch so far and I appreciate the personalized touch you have with your clients.
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Sue, Massachusetts: Wow! That’s some service. Thanks so much. I just recommended you to several artist friends.
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Adam, Massachusetts: Thank you so much for all the info about the paper. Amazing customer service!
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John, Arizona: Love the print, it looks great. Your sharpness checker on the web site is a helpful feature. With that said, the baryta paper was a little glossier than I would have liked, but it's not a big deal.
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Tanya, North Carolina: Received my print today. It is beautiful. So pleased. Taking to frame shop tomorrow. Thx so much. Will definitely pass on to friends what nice work you do.
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Eric, Illinois: It turned out phenomenally well! Thank you! I have more to do!
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Suzanne, Rhode Island: Customer service went out of their way to ensure my prints came out nicely- gave me a call when they noticed some stray marks on the image I had uploaded/sent in. And then when shipping was delayed due to the USPS, they reached out to check in about that too. Prints arrived very well packed and they look great. Thanks so much- definitely recommend and will be using your services going forward.
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Carol, Nevada: I appreciate you spotting the problem with my file and fixing it. I appreciate that you called me about it. Thanks for all your help.
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Edith, Arizona: The canvases came today and I cannot believe how great they look. I am so glad I found you!!! Thanks for all your help!
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Robert, North Carolina: Thanks for shipping this order so quickly. The image looks great.
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Linda, Alabama: Received the prints and am so pleased. Thank you for your help.
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Allyson, Texas: The prints arrived yesterday and I wanted to tell you how pleased I am with the quality.
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Nathan, Florida: Thanks for the awesome customer service and the beautiful prints. I'll be ordering more canvases for an upcoming art show.
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