Coat on Canvas Prints
Lacquer a solvent-based protective coat that applied on personalized canvas prints after the print has applied. It protects the canvas material from discolored and helps in keeping the ink in its place.
Different Types of Lacquer Coats Used On Canvas
Contrary to popular opinion, there is no universal lacquer type which is used for all canvas prints. However, there some popular ones that used widely. Given below four types of lacquers that commonly used in canvas prints:
- Urushiol, which found in plants and animals, is an organic allergen. This is usually derived from the sap plant and is the most traditional form of lacquer that is still in use. It gives a durable look and quality to i canvas but can only used properly by professionals.
- The nitrocellulose lacquer gives a solvent-based finish and is popularly used for projects that have fast approaching deadlines as it can dry very quickly. This doesn’t require any professional experience to work with and handled by amateurs with some basic lacquering knowledge.
- The acrylic lacquer is a synthetic polymer which applied to the 8×10 canvas soon after the printing. One of its great qualities is that it doesn’t cause the ink to smudge even if applied on wet print. This too is a fast-drying formula is avoided by several printers as it may contain toxins.
- Lastly, due to the growing concern for the effects of human activity on the environment. Water-based lacquers have introduced in place of the above mentioned solvent-based lacquers. These safe for the environment and have been gaining wide popularity.