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Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Only the Best Quality Materials

I regularly receive feedback from customers letting me know how pleased (and often surprised) they are with the fantastic quality of More Than Words products.  In a little corner of the More Than Words website we talk a bit about the quality of our artwork but I wanted to go into more detail to highlight the efforts we really do go to in order to ensure each piece of our pieces is produced to exacting standards and Fine Art quality.


More Than Words offers four products (or 'panel types' as we call them) canvas, acrylic, 'vintage' framed canvas and framed prints.  

Prior to launching the company we searched high and low for products that would ensure our customers would never be disappointed with the quality of our artwork.  In fact, in many cases we don't even realise bad quality until we see an exceptional quality item.  I hope that this post will provide an insight into the finish you should expect from all high quality art producers.

Canvas
Our museum-quality heavyweight 450gsm 100% matte cotton canvas is approved to Fine Art Trade Guild standards.

Sturdy wooden support frames are made from FSC approved kiln-dried redwood pine, measuring a chunky 45mm deep.  These premium stretcher bars are hand cut and planed to size, with a curved profile and rounded edges which ensures minimal contact with the front of the canvas, preventing cracking and impression marks.  


Each piece of artwork is hand-stretched around the frame (a highly-skilled process) and finished on the rear with artists backing tape.  The corners of each canvas are professionally trimmed and not folded so there will be no unsightly bulges around the edges.  Our canvas is produced in a way that ensures you don't need to worry about sagging so there is no need for tightening wedges.

Hand-finished with artists backing tape...
with a stamp from one of our fabulous craftsmen.
100% natural cotton canvas.
In fact, so natural that you can see the cotton
seeds and fibres on on the rear of your artwork.
We think it adds character.
An example of a very poorly finished
synthetic canvas (a sample sent to us by a supplier)
All artwork is produced using Giclée (pronounced "zhee-clay") fine art printing with pigment-based UltraChrome and Ultra Violet (UV) inks for superior colours and longevity.  These assure your print will remain vibrant for over 75 years.  We aim for the highest print resolution possible.  

More Than Words : Using the highest print resolution we can find.
An example of poor quality resolution printing.
To complete the process, each piece of artwork is sprayed several times with a Fine Art approved satin varnish, which not only helps to add further protection against light and moisture but also enhances the inks and helps to protect against yellowing and marking.

Diamond-Polished Acrylic
A stunning contemporary finish to your design.  Our high-quality acrylic is supplied with four aluminium spacers so that your artwork sits away from the wall. Your design will be printed on to a heavyweight acid-free professional paper using UV archival inks and then applied to the acrylic using a special heat-sealing process.


Prints
Our framed designs are printed onto professional 225gsm acid free archival paper using UV archival pigment inks.  Each print is mounted with a beveled, off-white textured mount.  Each chunky frame is 45mm deep and available in dark brown, light brown or black ash.  


Framed to Fine Art standards
Beveled off-white textured (hand-cut) mount
which sits perfectly on top of your artwork
More Than Words : 45mm deep frame available in light, dark or black ash wood

Vintage Framed Canvas
A swept ornate frame supplied in black, white, silver and gold. Designs are produced using a 360 gsm natural archival canvas, printed with UV archival pigment inks and finished with a Fine Art Trade approved satin varnish. The print is then hand stretched around a 3mm board and hand mounted into the deep set heavy ornate frame - total chic!


Fixtures, Fittings and Packaging
All of our artwork is provided with appropriate wall fixings which will ensure your artwork hangs safely on your wall.

Your artwork will be carefully bubble wrapped and secured inside purpose-made recycled cardboard before it makes its way to you via courier.




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Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Only the Best Quality Materials

I regularly receive feedback from customers letting me know how pleased (and often surprised) they are with the fantastic quality of More Than Words products.  In a little corner of the More Than Words website we talk a bit about the quality of our artwork but I wanted to go into more detail to highlight the efforts we really do go to in order to ensure each piece of our pieces is produced to exacting standards and Fine Art quality.


More Than Words offers four products (or 'panel types' as we call them) canvas, acrylic, 'vintage' framed canvas and framed prints.  

Prior to launching the company we searched high and low for products that would ensure our customers would never be disappointed with the quality of our artwork.  In fact, in many cases we don't even realise bad quality until we see an exceptional quality item.  I hope that this post will provide an insight into the finish you should expect from all high quality art producers.

Canvas
Our museum-quality heavyweight 450gsm 100% matte cotton canvas is approved to Fine Art Trade Guild standards.

Sturdy wooden support frames are made from FSC approved kiln-dried redwood pine, measuring a chunky 45mm deep.  These premium stretcher bars are hand cut and planed to size, with a curved profile and rounded edges which ensures minimal contact with the front of the canvas, preventing cracking and impression marks.  


Each piece of artwork is hand-stretched around the frame (a highly-skilled process) and finished on the rear with artists backing tape.  The corners of each canvas are professionally trimmed and not folded so there will be no unsightly bulges around the edges.  Our canvas is produced in a way that ensures you don't need to worry about sagging so there is no need for tightening wedges.

Hand-finished with artists backing tape...
with a stamp from one of our fabulous craftsmen.
100% natural cotton canvas.
In fact, so natural that you can see the cotton
seeds and fibres on on the rear of your artwork.
We think it adds character.
An example of a very poorly finished
synthetic canvas (a sample sent to us by a supplier)
All artwork is produced using Giclée (pronounced "zhee-clay") fine art printing with pigment-based UltraChrome and Ultra Violet (UV) inks for superior colours and longevity.  These assure your print will remain vibrant for over 75 years.  We aim for the highest print resolution possible.  

More Than Words : Using the highest print resolution we can find.
An example of poor quality resolution printing.
To complete the process, each piece of artwork is sprayed several times with a Fine Art approved satin varnish, which not only helps to add further protection against light and moisture but also enhances the inks and helps to protect against yellowing and marking.

Diamond-Polished Acrylic
A stunning contemporary finish to your design.  Our high-quality acrylic is supplied with four aluminium spacers so that your artwork sits away from the wall. Your design will be printed on to a heavyweight acid-free professional paper using UV archival inks and then applied to the acrylic using a special heat-sealing process.


Prints
Our framed designs are printed onto professional 225gsm acid free archival paper using UV archival pigment inks.  Each print is mounted with a beveled, off-white textured mount.  Each chunky frame is 45mm deep and available in dark brown, light brown or black ash.  


Framed to Fine Art standards
Beveled off-white textured (hand-cut) mount
which sits perfectly on top of your artwork
More Than Words : 45mm deep frame available in light, dark or black ash wood

Vintage Framed Canvas
A swept ornate frame supplied in black, white, silver and gold. Designs are produced using a 360 gsm natural archival canvas, printed with UV archival pigment inks and finished with a Fine Art Trade approved satin varnish. The print is then hand stretched around a 3mm board and hand mounted into the deep set heavy ornate frame - total chic!


Fixtures, Fittings and Packaging
All of our artwork is provided with appropriate wall fixings which will ensure your artwork hangs safely on your wall.

Your artwork will be carefully bubble wrapped and secured inside purpose-made recycled cardboard before it makes its way to you via courier.




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