What is a canvas print?

Canvas Prints FAQ

What is a canvas print?

A canvas photo is a customized image printed onto canvas and stretched onto a frame. Canvas printings make for great wall decor, displaying a special memory. These prints replicate the appearance of original oil or acrylic paintings on stretched canvas.

The canvas material used for reproducing photos is generally a cotton/poly blend and roughly 0.017" thick, weighing between 320 and 340 GSM (grams per square meter). The material includes a printable gesso coating to provide a beautiful matte finish, and to enhance ink receptivity while providing a wide color gamut.

Canvas material often tends to have a subtle texture in order to maintain high image quality. 

Do canvas prints fade?

Canvas prints are subject to some degree of fading over time. The degree to which they can fade depends on the canvas and ink combination used, the amount of direct UV light the canvas is exposed to, and the environment in which the image is hung. They are more prone to fading if exposed to airborne cooking and cleaning fumes, for example.

What is canvas photo paper?

Canvas photo paper is a regular photographic paper with a canvas-like texture. Prior to printing, canvas paper gives the appearance of real canvas, although it cannot be stretched. Frame your canvas photo paper with a flat print to give the appearance of real canvas, or mount your print to a thick rigid material with pressure sensitive or liquid adhesives.

Canvas photo paper has a beautiful matte finish, suitable for both dye and pigment inks. The paper typically weighs around 230 GSM (grams per square meter) and is 11mm thick. The backside of canvas photo paper is uncoated printable plain paper.