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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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Linda, Georgia: Neil is the Best! I have been using Indigo Image Lab for a while now. They have the best quality, superb customer service, Neil will work with you to get your perfect prints. The quality is amazing, stop your search, this is the place for your prints!! You will not be disappointed!
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Linda, Arizona: I got my latest order and I want to say your company is awesome. Your prints are beautiful and true to color. Just amazing quality.
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Roberto, Minnesota: The quality is superb. I am pleased with your service. I will be sending more for printing soon.
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Michael, Minnesota: Want to say thank you for helping me pick which canvas I should use and for getting back to me so fast.
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James, Georgia: Thank you and Bless You for all of your help. Your customer service is amazing.
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Nick, Tennessee: Thanks for the fast service. I need to replace my current lab so I hope to be bringing you my business from now on.
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Emilio, Indiana: I got the prints today and they look amazing! Will definitely be ordering more in the future. Thank you so much!
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Janice, Montana: I liked the canvas. The customer service was great with shipping updates. I will order again once I figure out the frame for mounting on. Thanks.
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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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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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Don, Ohio: Hi Neil, the prints were just delivered. They look gorgeous. Thanks. Great work. Don.
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Michelle, Illinois: Yes yes yes! Yes to all of this, you are amazing! Thank you so much for taking the time to explain all of the details, I truly feel like I'm confident in what I'm offering my client now and will definitely be using your pricing to quote them because of the time and attention you just put into your reply.
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Dan, Nevada: Received the first round of prints today. Took 1 out of each pack and they look great. Thanks again and looking forward to the next shipment.
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Jose, Wisconsin: Love looking at the stick-on pictures in my office! Beautiful colors. You should offer framing, too.
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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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Stephanie, Vermont: Just picked up your amazing print work from post office (we only go about once a week)--WOW! Beautifully thick stock and lovely quality. Will definitely be using your service lots more in future! With much satisfaction & appreciation, Stephanie
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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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David, Washington: Very convenient and professional. The prints look great.
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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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