Hill Mead school Bespoke canvas inkjet prints
In the heart of Brixton lies an educational establishment that prides itself on an Ofsted rating of 'Outstanding'. This institution, renowned for its dedication to fostering young talent, embarked on a project to celebrate the skill and spark of its after-school art club students. Their vision was to transform the reception area into a blazing display of student artistry, showcasing the red hot masterpieces created by these passionate artists on a feature wall.
Seeking to replicate the students' artwork with the highest fidelity, the school approached us with the goal of constructing reproductions that retained the original works' essence. The challenge was to deliver wall art that mirrored the look and, particularly, the feel of the bona fide pieces, making them indistinguishable to the casual observer.
Our solution involved producing three large-scale images, each measuring 800mm x 1000mm. These were custom prints, rendered onto high-quality canvas, to recreate the texture and depth of the genuine articles.
We used environmentally friendly, true-tone and water-based latex inks, aligning with the school's commitment to sustainability and allowing the vibrancy of the authentic colour palette to shine through.
Each canvas was meticulously edge-wrapped over a wooden stretcher, a technique that adds dimension and a gallery-quality finish. The entire process was carried out with great care to preserve each detail of the student's dynamic work.
The final installation in the reception area stands as a visual testament to the young artists' talents and the school's ethos of nurturing creativity. These bespoke canvas inkjet prints, while reproductions, carry the spirit and verve of the original creations, making them an integral part of the school's educational landscape.
FAQs - Hill Mead School
The canvas prints transformed the reception area into an inspiring educational display - creating a welcoming space for visitors and speaking volumes to them about the esteem in which students are held, while reinforcing the school’s commitment to fostering their artistic talent.
In this case, each canvas measured 800mm x 1000mm, to ensure the artworks had a significant visual impact and to faithfully represent the details of the original creations.
The size of a canvas print can vary widely, depending on the specific requirements of the project and the limitations of the equipment used. Generally, canvas prints can be as small as a few inches in dimensions for intimate, detailed artwork, and can go up to several feet in length and width for larger display pieces - which are often used for commercial displays, large-scale art installations, or feature walls in buildings like schools or corporate offices.
It's also possible to create custom-sized canvas prints to fit specific spaces or to achieve a particular visual impact. The key limitations are the physical capabilities of the printing equipment and the structural integrity of the canvas when stretched over larger dimensions. For extremely large installations, the artwork might be printed in sections and then assembled to create a larger cohesive piece.
Generally speaking, you should choose the size of your canvas based on the space where it will be displayed, the resolution of the original image (larger prints require higher resolution), and the visual impact you wish to achieve. Consider the scale in relation to room size and wall space, ensuring the canvas is proportionate and aesthetically pleasing within the environment. Also, don’t forget to make sure it’ll fit through the door!
Yes, there are different levels of quality in canvas inkjet printing, influenced by various factors. Here are the key aspects that determine the quality of canvas prints:
Canvas material - the type of canvas material used greatly impacts the quality. High-quality prints are typically made on heavyweight, durable canvas, which can be pure cotton or a cotton-polyester blend. The texture and weave of the canvas also affect the print's appearance.
Resolution and image quality - the original image's resolution also plays a significant role. High-resolution images result in clearer and more detailed prints. Low-resolution images can become pixelated or blurry when printed, especially on larger canvases.
Finishing and coating - the finishing touches, like varnish or UV coatings, protect the canvas print from dust, moisture, and fading. Quality finishing can also enhance the visual appeal of the print.
Stretching and framing - the way the canvas is stretched over the frame and the quality of the frame itself are important. A well-stretched canvas on a sturdy, well-constructed frame will maintain its shape and tension over time.
Colour management - proper colour management throughout the printing process ensures that the colours in the final print accurately match the original image. This is especially important for reproductions of artwork or for prints where colour accuracy is critical.
Printmaker’s expertise - the skills and experience of the printmaker or the printing company contribute significantly to the quality of the canvas print. Expertise in handling different materials and understanding the nuances of colour and resolution can make a noticeable difference.
In summary, high-quality canvas prints are a result of combining the best materials, technology, and craftsmanship. When selecting a service for canvas printing, it's important to consider these factors to ensure you receive a product that meets your expectations in terms of durability, appearance, and overall quality.
We have undertaken various projects for schools, ranging from creating illuminated entrance signage to crafting hand painted motivational wall graphics. Each project is tailored to enhance the school’s learning environment and communicate its values.
While bespoke art reproductions like this are not typical school signage, they represent a unique way to enhance the ambience. Typically, we create things like wayfinding signs, informational boards, safety signs, wall graphics and more - these can all be customised to meet the specific needs of any educational environment.
Institutions interested in similar projects can start by contacting us for a consultation. We will discuss your vision and the desired impact of the signage, ensuring a tailored solution that brings your branding to the forefront.