I received a news bulletin from Inkaid announcing a new product called Hahnemühle Gallerie Wrap.
Here is what they have to say about it:
Hahnemuhle USA has just unveiled a premium quality, canvas wrapping system called Gallerie Wrap. Gallerie Wrap is a complete system of easy-to-use fastening components and stretching frames to accommodate most popular imaging formats. It requires no special tools and, with a little practice, allows artists and photographers to produce professional quality gallery wraps in minutes. The system consists of corners, bars, staples and instructions. Now you can take the picture, print it and gallery wrap your image yourself.
Intrigued? I was, so I watched the movie about it and looked at the written instructions. It comes in 2 different heights (the Standard version is 1 ¼” tall, and the Pro version is 1 ¾” tall). Then, each version is offered in 8 lengths so that you can tailor the sizes to suit your needs. The regular version is offered in the following lengths: 8”, 11”, 12”, 14”, 16”, 18”, 20” and 24”. The Pro version offers the following lengths: 20”, 24”, 30”, 32”, 36”, 40”, 48” and 60”.
I don’t usually do commercials, but this product seems to have a LOT of possibilities. It will soon be in stock as of this date. The price list does not seem overly prohibitive.
Interestingly enough, I found a Canadian product, with a patent pending, that looks exactly the same but is called Stick and Stretch. It also has a movie you can watch, but I was not able to find a price list for ordering the product. The name of the store is:
85 Ottawa Street North
Telephone: (905) 545-8877
Fax Number: (905) 549-2892
An online source for this product is Vistek. It looks like you can order from this site right now, and use Paypal. This site calls it Hahnemuhle Stick & Stretch Pro, so I am fairly certain that we are talking about the same product in both cases.
Once I have used up my wrapped canvases, I will try this product. I am very tempted to try right now! How about you? Drop me a comment if you have tried this product, and favor us with a review!