About Your Custom Split Canvas
Handmade to order using the finest quality materials, this custom split canvas is a contemporary and stylish way to display your artwork or photography. A diptych refers to a split canvas made up of two parts; usually one image split over two canvas prints. The final result makes a single composition look so much more interesting and impactful. Available in a wide range of sizes, any wall in your home will be given personality and interest by designing your own split canvas. More canvases add more interest, and our expert craftsmen take every care to insure your image will look its best. We use thick, strong woven canvas as a base, which will show off the colours and details perfectly.
At a glance
19 set sizes
Thick woven canvas
2 canvas prints
Wall fixtures included
Handmade in UK
3 for 2 offer
How Your Custom Split Canvas Is Made
Your custom split canvas is handmade to order at the Contrado studio in London. A team of skilled craftsmen and print technicians work together to print and create your canvases. The thick woven canvas is printed with your original designs. The water-based inks are infused into the fibres, bonding them and creating a print that will not peel away. The fabric is cut to size and hand-stretched over FSC wooden frames. The frames are given a robust finish thanks to our mounting and construction methods, which will last you a lifetime. Wall fixtures are included along with a hanging order, so installation could not be any easier.
Keep your canvas prints looking their very best by regularly dusting them or giving them a gentle wipe with a slightly damp cloth. The canvas fabric is weatherproof, but we do not recommend placing your custom split canvas outside, and preferably out of direct sunlight.
Show off your design and photography skills by creating a two-piece canvas. Two canvas prints displayed side by side will help show off the story of the image. They will also add interest, intrigue and an extra artistic element.
Use our online design interface to get the most out of your canvases. Consider the crop panel cuts. This is where the break in the design occurs. You can clearly see this on the design interface, and it allows you to adjust your image accordingly. This is ideal if you want to make sure the split occurs at a specific point in your image. If you want to use more than one image in your canvas, then all you need to do is add them in the interface. You can select different layout options and even add text to give your design more personality.
How does this product enhance my...
This contemporary and unique custom split canvas will add drama and interest to any wall in your home. It is the perfect way to show off a photo or piece of artwork that you are particularly proud of. The split between the canvas will bring new drama and depth to your creations, and are a great way to fill wall space. As they are available in 19 different sizes, you can create one to suit pretty much any size and shape wall in your home. An easy and unique interior design solution.
Give the entrance to your office an impressive look with this canvas print. Think up a design concept and idea that helps show off your company's ethos and message. Whether this is a piece of photography or an original work of art. You can also add text and logos or branding. Incorporate these into your design and show off your message to every customer, client and visitor who enters the building. Opt for one of our bigger sizes to make maximum impact.
If you already incorporate canvases in your design portfolio, then why not add something a little different into the mix? Create a split canvas and show your art off in a contemporary and powerful way. A single composition stretched out over two canvases will give your art a new dimension. Customer can fill their walls with your work and create a statement in any room of their house. Splitting a canvas can turn simple designs into impacting ones, so add them to your collection today.
Frequently asked questions:
What sizes are these canvases available in?
To ensure you can create a canvas that is completely fitting to your requirements, you can select from 19 different canvas sizes. The sizes listed in the design interface show the overall size of the full canvas installation, as well as the breakdown of the two canvases incorporated in the final design.
What are they made from?
Your canvas is made by hand using the finest materials. Made from a strong, thick and durable woven canvas, that is an ideal surface for printing on. Colours are strong and vibrant and details and fine lines are clear and sharp. The frames are made from FSC approved wood, and the canvas fabric is stretched over this before being mounted.
What does a diptych mean?
This refers to a multiple-canvas split into two parts; so a two-canvas work of art. Traditional versions do not usually display a series of images that go together, but instead, a single composition that has been stretched over two canvases and split. This creates a single artwork made of smaller parts.
Browse this beautiful collection of diptych canvases, designed exclusively by our #ContradoCreatives. These split canvases show art off in a completely new and contemporary way.
What's the best resolution to print in?
We print at 200dpi, which is a good combination of quality and file weight. Ideally, your image should be scaled to 100% at 200dpi, this means that no resizing of your file occurs stopping any interpolation.
Should I save my file as a TIFF or JPEG?
For multi-coloured or very detailed files we recommend using a tiff format, but they must be flattened. For simple colours and low detail files, a jpeg is fine.
Which colour model should I choose? RGB or CMYK?
If each individual colour is specifically important to your design, choose CYMK as our setup will print each colour with the closest possible match within our available range. If the relationship between the colours within the image is more important, choose RGB, this will reduce all colours equally to fit within our range.
What does GSM mean?
Grams per Square Meter (GSM) is an international standard for measuring the weight of paper or fabric. GSM uses the weight of a square meter (1000 x 1000mm) as an indication of the weight and thickness of a given fabric. We class 20-100gsm as light (summer fabrics, gauzes and fine silks), 101-249 gsm as medium (most clothing fabrics) and 250+ gsm as heavy (upholstery fabrics, and other specialist fabrics).
What are the bleed areas?
When designing your product, it’s best to make sure that your image is slightly larger than needed. In printing, the extra printed image is referred to as a “Bleed Area” or margin, and it is removed from the finished piece. A bleed area acts as a buffer for slight inconsistencies in the manufacturing process. however, it’s important to fill your bleed areas completely, or you may end up with white, unprinted strips along the edge of your finished product.
Do you print on garments a customer supplies?
Unfortunately not. All our garments are printed on flat fabric and sewn into finished products, which gives a better, finished result and all-over print. We test meticulously so that we know what gets the best results on our fabrics, and our facilities cater perfectly to them. We do however print sublimation paper to order, so if you have access to a heat press you can press your fabrics or flat garments easily.
Can you Align a Pattern or design across panels of a garment?
We always strive for the greatest accuracy when printing and constructing your garments. However, due to unavoidable stretch or movement of the fabric during the stitching process, we cannot guarantee perfect pattern registration across garment seams. We are generally accurate within 2-3mm, which Is close enough for most patterns but may show slight issues with detailed geometric patterns.
Can I print my own Labels?
Most of our garments now come with printable label space for you to add your own company information and branding! If you would like to sew in your own labels, we also offer Printed Fabric Labels here.
How is your fabric printing eco-friendly?
With environmental consciousness in mind, our fabrics are all printed using completely water-based inks. This means no chemicals or solvents are used. Our heat fixing procedure fixes the colours and prints, avoiding the downsides of steaming, such as excess or contaminated water returning into the waste system. We have one facility in London where we conduct all the printing, production and fulfillment.
Please note: As everything we provide is handmade to order, all measurements may vary slightly.
Delivery time & Costs
We handmake your item on site, which takes on average 1-3 days. Please check individual production times which are displayed next to the item price on the product page, as this varies from product to product. In rare cases when we need to re-print an item, this may take an additional 1-2 days.
After your item has been manufactured, we ship your order via your chosen method. Please add on the production time to the delivery time to calculate when your order will be with you. Select your delivery method in your basket.
We have a range of trusted shipping options:
- Royal Mail 1st Class Standard (no tracking) - 1-5 working days on average (please note that this can take up to 15 working days in exceptional circumstances).
- Royal Mail 1st Class Recorded (no tracking) - Usually delivered the next working day. It is not a guaranteed next day service, or a tracked service. A signature is required. (Please note that this can take up to 15 working days in exceptional circumstances).
- Special Delivery - Delivered the next working day
- Saturday Delivery (deliver only on Sat)
- Collection from our London Office (between 4-6pm on working days only)
- For international orders or large/bulky packages within the UK, we ship via DHL or Fedex services. This takes on average 2-5 working days.
You can then enjoy or resell your hand-made products with your very own designs.
You can also read more about our terms & conditions and refund policy.
Make use of our Manufacturing and Worldwide Shipping Experience
At Contrado, every product is handmade on site to ensure the highest quality. We provide a dedicated production service as well as a range of fast delivery options. For the past 14 years, we have printed and hand-made countless personalised products for a wide range of customers all over the world and many of them have become loyal customers who love not only our products but also the care, knowledge and dedication from our staff.
Produced and ready to ship within 1-3 days on average.
A speedy Special Delivery service is available where your item will delivered within one working day, after it has been manufactured.
Low shipping fees
- We print and make everything in-house. Production times are dependent on the product.
Express shipping available
- From £1.25 to ship within the UK.
- A speedy Special Delivery service is available where your item will delivered within one working day, after it has been manufactured.