Most of us have seen and possibly ordered Canvas Prints. They are currently very popular and are made by printing a photo onto an archival grade canvas, then stretching and stapling it over a wooden frame. I have personally seen wonderful artwork painted onto canvas. but is it the best for a print? Let's look at a couple pros and cons of canvas for prints.
1. Canvas prints do not require framing. This makes covering the most wall space for a reasonable cost.
2. The matte finish of the canvas is glare free and works well for large places with strong lighting. This would make it great for commercial use.
3. It is flattering for photographs that have rich earthy tones and already look like a painting.
1. Canvas can only reproduce about two thirds of the printable color spectrum, which makes it less than ideal for image vibrancy or clarity.
2. The edges of the photograph or artwork are usually wrapped to the side of the canvas to give the canvas a finished edge, cutting off much of the image when viewing it from the front.
Overall canvas prints can be a wonderfully affordable product that is light weight and easy to hang, but lacks a lot of the vibrancy of color or detail of the work.