One of the tricks to using an Epson 24” (SureColor P6000/ P97000) or Epson 44” (SureColor P8000/ P9000) printer on canvas is to learn how to properly lay out the image to create a gallery wrap. A gallery wrapped canvas is where the print is displayed without a frame with the edges of the canvas wrapped over the stretcher bar frame and stapled on the back. This alleviates the need for expensive framing and greatly cuts down on your production time. With a gallery wrap, some sort of image is usually printed on the sides of the canvas as well as the front. Some people choose to enlarge the picture to stretch around the bars, but this can dramatically affect your image. Other studios create a mirror template so the colors match, but these can be a real pain to stretch properly.

The gurus over at Darkroom Software put their own spin on the solution and created a set of 16×20 Designer Gallery Wrap Templates to be used with Darkroom Core. Not only does it simplify your layout, but you also have the ability to choose the color of the border, and add a variety of linework designs and decorative elements. Be sure to check the video out below to

By adding this template and an Epson Surecolor P6000, P7000, P8000 or P9000 printer to your existing Darkroom Core workflow, you can open up a whole new revenue stream by offering canvas gallery wrapped prints. For our wide format customers who already use these printers on a daily basis, Darkroom Core software gives you a total event package printing solution. If you’re ready to jump into canvas printing, we’re offering $100 off Darkroom Core when bundled with an Epson SureColor 24” or 44” printer. Customers who purchase an Epson Printer bundled with Darkroom Core will receive a coupon code, by email, for a FREE designer gallery wrap template set from Darkroom Templates, a $299 value. Current customers of Darkroom Core will also receive this offer when purchasing any Epson wide format printer.

To get this offer, call an inkjet specialist at 800-342-9294 or email We’ll answer all your questions too.

And, of course, all Epson Signature Worthy and Legacy media (including canvas!) is 25% off until the end of May.