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About Canvas Etc.

As the largest online fabric store, Canvas Etc., Inc. has the widest variety of cotton duck fabric, waxed canvas, duck cloth, artist canvas, outdoor marine canvas, awning fabrics, fabric printing options and other dyed and designer fabrics you will find on the internet. As the largest online fabric store, we have the ready-stock of fabric inventory to meet your exact needs, exactly when you need them. When it comes to waxed canvas, cotton duck fabric, marine canvas, or awning fabric inventory, no other company can beat our supply side.

Additionally, as we are a Minority Woman Owned Businesses, we effectively serve the textiles needs of many Federal and State agencies as a direct supplier and vendor. We offer fabric by the roll, fabric by the yard, printing/ dye sublimation on fabric, and a wide range of finished products, such as FEMA tarps that aid in various post-catastrophe recovery missions like flooding and hurricanes disasters.

Our natural cotton duck fabric, and dyed cotton duck canvas are available in 7 oz, 10 oz, Number #12, Number #10, Number #8, Number #6, Number #4 weights. We carry the largest variety of wholesale heavyweight cotton duck cloth you will find on the internet with factory direct pricing. If you are looking to buy in bulk, please contact us for our wholesale cotton duck price lists.

If you search within our online fabric store for what you are requiring, and do not find it, please contact us to inquire further. As we work with all major factories and manufacturers of textiles, we are certain that we can source your exact material and then stock it for you!

You can also choose from our extensive Primed Artist Canvas. Our stock includes (base fabric) 7 oz single fill duck canvas, 10 oz single fill duck canvas, Number #12 cotton duck, Number #10 cotton duck, Number #8 cotton duck primed artist canvas that you can purchase in canvas rolls or by the yard. Our Artistic linen canvas is another very popular fabric that is certain to impress in its quality. Another option for our various artists is our Khadi paper. Khadi (or khaddar) is a handspun, hand-woven natural fiber cloth from India that artists love to work with.

Outdoor marine and awning canvas is available in a wide selection of colors and various finishes, such as: UV resistant; Flame Resistant; Water Resistant; Pre-Shrunk; and various PVC coatings. You can purchase heavyweight Vinyl canvas for truck tarps and outdoor covers, and lightweight mesh canvas for pocketing and liners. This canvas can be purchased as canvas rolls or by the yard. One of our most popular canvas fabrics is our cotton duck finished with the patented Sunforger chemistry. This makes the natural cotton duck fabric water repellent, flame retardant and UV resistant.

Our Stage Canvas consists of wide width natural muslin cloth, Duvetyne canvas (lightweight napped, dyed black, flameproof), Commando canvas/cloth (heavyweight blackout, napped, dyed black and flameproof). Purchase this in canvas rolls or by the yard.

We are pleased to consistently serve our many business and direct consumers each and every day, and look forward to showing you our exceptional customer service and attention to detail in managing your order. Our industry’s fastest order delivery and fulfillment turn-around time will certainly astound you!

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us at Canvas, Etc. and visiting our online fabric store. We look forward to hearing from you!

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  • Water Repellent: A treatment that enables the textile to repel water but does not make it completely waterproof.
  • Waterproof: Will resist leakage and wetting even under a heavy shower.
  • Mold and Mildew: A finish to prevent the growth of mold or fungus on cellulosic and protein-based textiles. Mold and mildew is also known to damage synthetic fibers.
  • Flame-Retardant Finish: Textiles can me made flame resistant by using inherently flame-resistant fibers, by adding flame resistant chemicals to the spinning solution when the fiber is made, or by applying a chemical to the fabric. Flame retardant textiles should be durable (able to withstand up to 50 washes), non-toxic and non-carcinogenic. In most cases, the hand and texture of the textile product remains the same.
  • Basket weave-type is a plain weave where two or more yarns travel together in the warp direction while two more yarns get inserted together in the fill direction (ballistic nylon).
  • Plain weave is a weave where one yarn travels in the warp direction while another yarn is inserted in the fill direction. (Click these links for some of our wholesale cotton products => army ducks, Sunforger, numbered duck.)

This is not to be confused with color. In the textile industry during manufacturing, this describes unfinished, loom-state woven or knitted goods. Please call us to inquire about wholesale cotton fabric prices.

A big question we constantly get is what type of material is to be used for an outdoor tent.  More important that the fabric used is the environment it will be used in and the duration it will be exposed to the elements.  For wall tents (hunting) in the Midwest that have lower humidity levels, a cotton product would be ideal (or even Sunforger canvas).

Cotton tents with no weather treatment should always be covered with a vinyl tarp, but make sure there is an inch or two gap between the cotton and the vinyl.  A wall tent in Montana in the middle of winter would most likely be made of Sunforger army cloth.  Sunforger canvas is already weather proofed, but it’s still breathable.  The inside of a wall tent should be dry and warm in the winter, and if a vinyl tent is used in this situation there will be moisture build up due to condensation on the inside.

Sunforger Army Duck
Try our Sunforger Army Duck for your Canvas Tent Needs

In the old days, most numbered ducks were woven to 22″ standard width. The numbering system of ducks (#1, #6, #12, etc.) comes from subtracting the weight of one 1 linear yard by 22″ width of the fabric from 19.  Number 12 was roughly 12 oz/sq yd so a linear yard at 22″ weighs roughly 7.33 (round down to 7). Subtract 7 from 19 and you get 12, hence Number 12 duck.

Numbered Duck

According to weight in a numerical system, Duck is classified in a manner such that grade 1 is the heaviest and grade 12 is the lightest variety. Numbered duck is numerically created and identified in weights from 1 to 12, but numbers 7, 9, and 11 are no longer used. Some typical uses of various grades (with weights in ounces) are:

  • 1 (30 ounces per square yard or 1,000 grams per square meter) – ideal for floor & wall covering, sound absorption, covers for equipment, heavy bags, storage bins, horse packs.
  • 2 (28 ounces per square yard or 950 grams per square meter) – enclosure or hatch tarps/ tarpaulins
  • 3 (26 ounces per square yard or 880 grams per square meter) – bags that can withstand the tough maritime elements at sea
  • 4 (24 ounces per square yard or 810 grams per square meter) – work clothes that are heavy duty/ rugged wear clothes, hammocks, director chairs, sand bags, place mats, material for belts
  • 5 (23 ounces per square yard or 780 grams per square meter) – heavy duty work clothes, rugged wear
  • 6 (21 ounces per square yard or 710 grams per square meter) – multi-purpose utility bags, place mats, material for belts
  • 8 (18 ounces per square yard or 610 grams per square meter) – backpacks, painters drop cloth, tipis, tents, clothes bags, tarps, outdoor awnings, work clothes
  • 10 (14.75 ounces per square yard or 500 grams per square meter) – shower curtains, artist canvas, murals, painters drop cloth, floor coverings, clothes, hammocks
  • 12 (11.5 ounces per square yard or 390 grams per square meter) – stretched artist canvas, light clothes, furniture slip covers, slipcovers of any kind

We effectively sell direct to consumers AND to businesses. With tremendous supply-side inventory across all of our categories, we are pleased to offer full rolls or fabric by the yard, whichever works best to meet the unique needs of our customers. We also offer finishing services, including: cutting/ slitting, coloring, sewing, and on-demand custom fabric printing where you can submit your very own design, and we can print it on many different material compositions.

Fabric Printing - Protea Design
Fabric Printing – Protea Design

We offer a full range of finishing services to meet your requests. Cutting (slitting), sewing, custom dyes, fabric printing through our dye sublimation or screen printing equipment and technicians … whatever you need, please let us know, and we can provide for you. Our services and the scope of our capacity are nearly limitless!

This is a great question! Due to our capacity as a finisher of fabric, and  our own team of cutters, sewers and printers, we can offer many options for you to select from, and to use as marketing material/ products for your business. One option would be our Canvas Tote Bags.  We currently have 3 styles to choose from: our Riggers Bag; our Painters Bag; and our Heavy Duty Cotton Canvas Bag (a beach bag with greater interior volume/ space). We can also offer sized backpacks and totes as well! Canvas ETC. can screen print your design, your logo and emblem right onto the bags themselves which would then allow you to provide functional marketing “gifts” and products for your customers/ clients, and which will last them (and your business) a lifetime.

We also offer a great line of trade show table cloth covers to make an immediate and long-lasting impact for your business at any event! We offer: Stretch spandex table cloth covers that are fire retardant; Table throw covers; Stretch Table Cloth for Trade Shows and Eventsand Fitted Table Cloth covers. All come in different sizes to ensure that they fit perfectly with your exact exhibition requirements. We can digitally print one color, any color, many colors, your logos and designs and your business information onto the fabric to offer turn-key marketing messaging for you to impress and attract customers.

Please let us know if we could offer these canvas tote bags, trade show table cloth covers, displays, banner stands, fabric display racks, trade show booths or any other finished product for your Marketing material!

Banner Stands Customized Displays

The recommended way to properly clean and care for your waxed canvas is to sponge wipe with cold water only. In the event that the waxed canvas is soiled with dirt, gently brush it off with a soft bristled brush and then rinse with the cold water.  After cleansing, it is best to hang and air dry in well ventilated area for at least 24 hours. Drying in a conventional drying machine or using chemicals at a dry cleaner’s will damage the waxed canvas and strip it of its  waterproof properties.

wax canvas fabric Dark Oak
Waxed Canvas Army Duck Dark Oak

We certainly do! And best of all, we can manage the entire process for you – from submitting your high quality digital files to us, to proofing, to digital fabric printing, to sampling and prototyping, to producing a roll or cut yardage for you, Canvas ETC. is your turn-key solution and digital fabric printing solutions provider.

Cats fabric printing We can even create finished goods for you or your business, like tote bags, drapes, table cloths, table runners, scarves, decorative wall art, etc…

What are the benefits of our digital fabric printing services, you may ask?

To simplify a complex process, the best answer would be – More color, 100% accuracy, better feel, and full customization.

First, digital printing is more colorful with intelligent coloring!

From the point of view of color, digital printing accurately controls the flow through the microcomputer for exactitude. The color of the dye is rich and vivid, and the digital printing can achieve the extreme ranges as long as it is equipped with a dedicated ICC curve.  The pigment ink used in digital printing is a nano-sized pigment paste that is ejected from an ultra-precision print head under the control of a microcomputer. Its fineness is beyond the reach of traditional printing.

Second, digital printing is more accurate!

The fine patterns of digital printing can control the ink drop size of the inkjet print head and easily control the precision. Colors are matched against digital files to ensure 100% exactitude.

Third, digital printing feels better!

The digital printing basically has a no coating feeling, and the printing is light, thin, soft, and has good tackiness. Even paint digital printing, because the formula resin content is very small, basically does not affect the feel. Acidic digital printing, active digital printing, disperse thermal transfer printing, and discrete direct-injection digital printing are all uncoated and do not affect the original fabric feel.

Fourth, digital printing allows for complete customization!

The digital printing process allows such precision and accuracy, that a fabric can be crafted with an exact logo, design, pattern, or color variation. Any Maker, Crafter, Interior Designer, or other can order a specific finished fabric unique to their needs and utility; any business can order a fabric with their logo and branded identity with unique color palette. Full customization is available, and the benefits are unparalleled!

Fabric Printing On-demand
Fabric Printing On-demand

The Top 12 Advantages Of Digital Fabric Printing arePaisley Fabric Printing:

  1. Wide color gamut, with colorful, high precision and delicate images.
  2. Shortens the traditional printing process, improves the cycle of orders, reduces the cost of plate making and proofing.
  3. Faster lead-time for ideation to completion and order fulfillment.
  4. Low cost of sample production.
  5. Easy to revise/ change/ modify the artwork.
  6. Perfect and repeatable sample appearance to meet the growing demand for customization!
  7. Eliminating the defects in the traditional process (color trapping and external factors) ensures the pattern on the decorative paper is finer and more delicate.
  8. Offers small-scale production, and concurrently, ensures production batches are not subject to any restrictions or individualized production needs.
  9. No pollution and low energy consumption supports a green and environmental friendly production process!
  10. Ensures that the sample is consistent with the product; data and process plans are easy to save and the replication of printing quality is accurate and repeatable.
  11. Design patterns do not need to consider the number of patterns nor pattern types.  Digital fabric printing can express thousands of colors of patterns.
  12. Allows for the reality of long patterns, with multiple pieces of personalized graphics to spell out a wide pattern.

The benefits of utilizing our broad capacity for beautiful digital fabric printing are certainly many. To peruse and consider which finished product that you would like to obtain, please visit our Fabric Printing site category here. If you have any questions, please email our dedicated Customer Service technicians at cs@canvasetc.com

Sample finished fabric digitally printed

There are a few types of mesh fabric: polyester mesh fabric; nylon mesh fabric; and stainless steel mesh.

Red Laundry Mesh
Red Laundry Mesh

Polyester Mesh fabric is made by a chemical synthetic fiber. It offers resistance to high temperatures, water and chemicals, though does not have the “stretchability” or wear resistance that nylon mesh has. Nylon mesh fabric  belongs to the polyamide system, and not the polyester system. This mesh has high wear resistance, strength, chemical resistance, and water resistance, though over time, the tension will be low. Stainless steel screen mesh possesses good abrasion resistance, high strength but very low flexibility.

Our polyester mesh fabric has such great versatility, and depending on the final end-use and process in which it is utilized, is the front-runner to consider for all mesh fabric types. It is highly durable and has great wet and dry crocking value which means that the ink/ dye will not rub off. This is an ideal mesh fabric for sewing purposes and applications.

Vinyl Coated Mesh Light Blue
Vinyl Coated Mesh Light Blue