Printing on Canvas


After a bit of a break, I’m back to printing on fabric with digital grounds. I had an old, high contrast photostat negative of the interior of a diner. I wanted a print on canvas to be dark and graphic without completely blowing out the details. Much like printing on paper, what you see on your screen isn’t necessarily what’s going to print on your fabric.


This is a scan of the negative, I brought it into Photoshop and made a positive in Image>Adjustments>Invert. Then I did a little adjusting in Image>Adjusting>Levels.


At this point, I thought it looked pretty good. So I did a test, and the results were a bit on the light side. Back to the drawing board.


I duplicated the layer, set the blending mode to Multiply and left the opacity at 100%. This looked really dark, but it printed just fine, it was exactly what I wanted. I’m still learning as I go along. Stay tuned.

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