Canvas printing is usually reserved for art and photography. There are few reasons for a commercial enterprise to use canvas prints as part of their marketing or promotional material but they can certainly make use of photo art for premises decoration. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons to choose canvas printing in Los Angeles.
Longevity and Durability
If your printer uses the giclée method of printing and quality inks, the canvas print should last a lifetime. It’s important to choose a printing company that uses these because solvent-based prints and chemical inks are much lower quality and will crack, fade and turn yellow over time. Printers who believe in quality will also use high-quality canvas and selected woods that will also stand the test of time.
Texture Adds Interest
The texture of canvas weave adds interest that printing on smooth surfaces such as paper does not have. This same texture can also soften any photo imperfections, giving a much better look overall.
Different Size Options
You might think that canvas isn’t as versatile as paper or card in terms of size but there are many options. Mini canvas prints start at photo size (5×7 inches) and can go as big as 30x 60 inches (or even more depending on your printer) with dozens of sizes in between.
Pictures Without Glare
Anything printed on glossy paper or framed behind glass can look quite stunning on display but the shiny finish can cause reflections and glare in spaces with a lot of light (whether natural or artificial). The glare can make it so that the actual picture is impossible to see. On the other hand, canvas prints have a satin-matte finish which does not create any glare or reflection at all.
It’s a rare photo that doesn’t look good printed onto canvas (an exception is photos where people are very small). Photo prints on paper rely on ink saturation for quality and comparatively, you can achieve higher quality resolution for a lower price on canvas than on paper. Canvas prints can also win the style stakes. A stretched canvas doesn’t have a frame so there is no issue that it will go out of style with your décor when you change it as a picture/photo frame might.
Canvas is Eco-Friendly
Printed paper is recyclable so there is no question that canvas is more eco-friendly than paper but it’s important to know that canvas isn’t harmful to the environment. This is so as long as you choose printers that use canvas that is bleached using an environmentally-safe process, non-toxic inks, and stretchers (frame) from renewable wood sources.
Cheaper Than Art
As well as the joy of seeing your own photos turned into art as a canvas print, there’s also the benefit that it is going to be cheaper than a piece of original artwork.
These are great options to think about and they’re relevant to residential and commercial settings. If you want to discuss canvas printing in Los Angeles, contact My Printing Matters for information and quotes.