Canvas vs Print

While there may be benefits to printing canvas or framing a piece of fine art, it all depends on personal tastes and preferences, budget, interior design, and needs of the end user.

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CANVAS ADVANTAGES-

• Does not exhibit any glare or reflections.

• Largest image size for a given wall space (no mats or borders)

• Weighs much less that framed prints.

• Canvas prints provide a frameless presentation which creates a window into the scene.

• Lack of frame blends well into any style decor in home or office.

• Creates the feel of a Statement Piece.

• Adds texture to a plain wall.

• Ready to hang, no added cost of matte and frame (keeps cost low).

 

CANVAS DISADVANTAGES-

• Photograph can not be changed (permanent).

• Canvas is a textured medium, depends on personal taste.

PRINT ADVANTAGES-

• Traditional look and appeal.

• Matte and frame selection to match room decor.

• Paper prints exhibit more detail than canvas.

• Print can be changed over time.

PRINT DISADVANTAGES-

• Glare and reflections from light.

• More delicate to moisture.

• Larger sizes are heavy and expensive.

• Not ready to hang, must choose mat and frame, adds to cost.

 

When you’re ready to hang your wall art, make sure you consider the pros and cons.