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CREATE A PROFESSIONAL GALLERY WRAP IN MINUTES (PRO 45MM DEEP)
A gallery wrap is a printed canvas that is stretched and mounted to a frame with the image wrapped around the edges. It can be displayed without a picture frame and lends itself beautifully to photography as well as traditional artwork.
Traditional stretching to create a canvas gallery wrap requires tools, skill and a degree of patience to get a professional finish, not to mention the time to do so. Outsourcing this task to a framer is another option but this can be expensive, inflating your sale price or reducing your margins. Now with the EasyWrappe™ system anyone can do a professional gallery wrap in-house in a matter of minutes. As the name suggests it really is very easy!
Now you can offer the service to your customers - or do it for yourself - in minutes with no special skills required. All you have to do is follow the simple instructions in our video or PDF. You can create professional gallery wraps at a reasonable price with a same day service or even while your customers wait. It is all possible with the EasyWrappe™ stretching system.
Each Kit comes with four reusable corner clamps, glue, extra pins and a trimmer. There is absolutely no extra equipment required - all you need is the bars and your canvas print!
After you own a Starter Kit, you will only need to purchase the bars you need (you will receive the cornerclamps in your Starter Kit, so be sure to keep them in a safe place!). Holding pins are included in each box of bars you purchase.
WHAT SIZE BARS SHOULD I GET?
1.75" EasyWrappe Pro bars require a 2" border minimum per side (3" recommended) to account for what will be wrapping around the edges of the bars.
For example; to make a 16"x20" canvas wrap, you should setup as follows:
- 16"x20" image size, which will be the main face of your finished canvas wrap.
- 20"x24" total print size (image+border)
- Two 16" and two 20" EasyWrappe Pro bars
WHAT'S IN THE BOX
A set of holding pins and wood corner braces (from 12" upwards) are included in each box of EasyWrappe bars.
GETTING TO KNOW THE PARTS
CORNER BRACES (A)
THESE BRACES ADD SUPPORT TO THE CORNERS OF YOUR EASYWRAPPE PRO FRAME - Corner braces (Fig. A above) are included with every order of EasyWrappe PRO bars. For every 12" and over bar that you order, you'll receive one corner brace.
HOW TO USE CORNER BRACES - Corner braces are optional. They are designed to add tension to the corners of your frame and should be gently tapped into the corners with a rubber mallet or hammer after you've finished your frame.
CENTER BRACES (B)
THESE BRACES ADD SUPPORT TO THE MIDDLE OF YOUR EASYWRAPPE PRO FRAME- Center Braces (Fig. B above) are purchased seperately. A 20" x 30" gallery wrap and larger should use a center brace. 20" center braces are the smallest size . If you are doing large panoramic gallery wraps, you may want to use additional center braces.
We recommend center braces to support the longest side of your frame. For example, in a 20" x 30" frame you'll choose the 20" center braces.
HOW MANY BRACES TO USE- We recommend using at least 1 center brace for frames larger than 20", and at least 2 center braces for frames larger than 40", spread evenly across the back of your frame.
SIZES AVAILABLE - Center Braces are available in 20", 24", 30", 36", and 40" sizes.
EASYWRAPPE PRO EXTENDERS (C)
THESE ARE GREAT OPTIONS TO BUILD YOUR OWN CUSTOM FRAME SIZE - The EasyWrappe PRO Extenders (Fig. C above) are sold seperately in packs of 8. They are available for the EasyWrappe PRO 1.75" system only.
Please see Breathing Colors blog article for more info and how to use them.
Please note: the cutter seen in the video is not included and can be purchased separately.
Yes! They do for bars 12" and over. Included in each order are the same number of corner braces as EasyWrappe or EasyWrappe Pro bars. For an order of 20 bars, you would get 20 corner braces.
The best way to prevent the canvas from lifting is to understand what causes this to happen. Archival glue is essential to the EasyWrappe process because it provides a permanent bond with the canvas to the stretcher bars. Since all the tension of the canvas is on the edge of the stretcher bars themselves, it's important to let the glue dry to insure a permanent bond. The adhesive strips are for alignment purposes in the beginning stages of assembly, and later to hold the edge of the canvas to the bar. There is no tension at this point and only tension will cause the canvas to lift.
Center braces are for Easywrappe Pro only. A 20" x 30" gallery wrap and larger should use a center brace. 20" center braces are the smallest size . If you are doing large panoramic gallery wraps, you may want to use additional center braces.