Belgian Linen Print Emerging from Printer

Breathing Color Belgian Linen on a Home Made Photo Panel (Podcast 676)

I recently took a look at Breathing Color's new media Belgian Linen and share my findings today, and how to create a home-made panel for your photos.

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6 Comments
  • Mark Casebeer
    Posted at 21:44h, 14 September Reply

    I really enjoyed reading your blog post about Belgian Linen. I’ve had some canvas prints done over the years and really enjoy how they look. Some of the prints I also framed myself. It can be frustrating, fun and yet rewarding.

    • Martin Bailey
      Posted at 23:37h, 14 September Reply

      I’m pleased to hear that you enjoyed this Mark. Also that you are enjoying canvas prints. I think they look great.

      Regards,
      Martin.

  • Luc Renambot
    Posted at 06:03h, 19 September Reply

    I started some test prints with the Natural version. Very nice indeed and easy to print (at least with a Canon pro-1000), but it can be difficult to find the right photograph for the medium.

    • Martin Bailey
      Posted at 08:20h, 19 September Reply

      Hi Luc,

      That’s great that you are trying the Natural. It certainly looks interesting. Please share some photos if/when you get something that you like printed. You should be able to share up to three links in a comment or reply before the spam filter blocks your comment.

      Regards,
      Martin.

  • Steve Wetzel
    Posted at 21:58h, 20 September Reply

    Martin,
    Thank you so much for the review of the Breathing Color Belgian Linen but thank you even more for the information on your photo panels. I have been looking for an easy way to display my prints in my home and this just maybe it. I am going to be building my first one soon. I have a 13″ wide photo printer so I think displaying a 12 x 18 print will work just fine.

    One question about print media and that is sharpness. Canvas is not as sharp as paper. Have you tried something like a mounting technique with paper?

    • Martin Bailey
      Posted at 22:07h, 20 September Reply

      Hi Steve,

      You’re welcome, for the post, etc. Thanks for commenting!

      I haven’t tried this with anything other than canvas, but a good heavy media should work fine. The things to be careful of would be the glue seeping through a thinner media. Try sticking it to a smaller panel first and check that the face of the print doesn’t get discolored or stained etc.

      Also though, depending on what you use, Canvas can be every bit as sharp as a fine art matte media, although slightly softer than a gloss media. Just a thought mind.

      Regards,
      Martin.

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