FSC wood canvas frames

Here at Fotoviva Art Prints we are keen to help save the environment as much as we can. We are consuming the Earth’s resources 20% faster than they can be sustained, so we all have to do what we can – and as soon as we can. With this in mind, we now have our canvases made from wood which comes from sustainable forests (FSC), which means the trees are replaced by new ones and the forests, and their wildlife, are preserved as much as possible. We also use low vapour emitting sealant for the canvases which is better for the environment and your health. This sealant is used to protect the canvas surface and enhance the colour fidelity of the print.

The next stage would be to use vegetable based inks but at present we have not found any that provide the colour range and longevity to match the normal inks. If you have any ideas of how we can reduce our carbon footprint and become even greener please let us know. We recycle as much waste as possible, from our paper and packaging to our yoghurt pots and toilet rolls! We even compost our tea bags!

We know printing in general is not good for the environment but we feel it is important we do what we can for the planet. Our stretcher bar frames for the canvases cost us more to be sourced from FSC wood but it’s actually not as much of a leap as you may think. We absorb the cost, not add it to the cost of the printed canvas. We are also always looking for new and greener packaging options. If you are a packaging company who has an environmentally friendly solution please contact us.