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Should I prefer canvas prints for my wall?

This is probably one of the questions we get asked the most. What kind of print should I choose? Should I print on paper or rather canvas prints Select? What looks good on my wall? In which case do I choose what? In this post, we want to talk about the pros and cons of canvas prints and hope that as you read, your questions will be answered and you will feel empowered to decide whether canvas prints will fit into your space.

There are four main prints at artlia. The simple prints on premium paper, the prints on paper with frames and mats, and the high-quality prints on canvas. In some cases, other options include prints on mugs, phone cases, and pillows.

Are you looking for something special and unusual? This is exactly what artlia stands for!

Canvas prints are stylish

Looking for a classic, painterly look for your wall? Then you will definitely love the surface structure of the canvas prints. canvas prints are based on advanced inkjet printing which makes them look almost like original paintings. You can even feel the precise brushstrokes on a canvas print. A canvas print looks more vivid, natural and real because of its natural relief. This textured look and matte finish also reflect less light, allowing you to enjoy a glare-free view that resembles an original painting.

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It goes even further: canvas prints are the highest quality art reproductions available. Canvas absorbs paint much better than paper, giving the paintings a softer, more pleasing look. Using archival inks and high quality canvases, this art print offers an accurate reproduction of the original art.

Would you one original painting and one canvas print Set side by side you might not be able to tell which is which - they are so perfect canvas prints!

Larger prints are possible on canvas

How big do you want your print to be? When considering paper prints, you may not be able to develop an art print beyond a certain size. This is because there is a limit to how large a paper print can get.


For a paper print to look good, it should have a resolution of at least 300 PPI (pixels per inch). Otherwise there is a risk that the pixels will be seen in your print.

at canvas prints however, you can stretch that limit. Namely, due to the difference in color absorption, you can print canvas prints in larger formats even at lower resolutions.

In other words, there is no noticeable difference in quality when you print canvas prints at twice the size and half the resolution of paper prints. (for example 150 PPI)

So if you're looking for a large art print for your wall, we definitely recommend canvas prints!

Canvas prints have clearer colors

Did you know that museum curators canvas prints prefer to other types of prints?


The reason for this is that canvas reproduces colors more faithfully than the other types of printing. This is because canvas printing requires special skills and only professionals in the field have the knowledge and experience to create such a print. Higher quality products are used for printing - canvases with a wide color gamut, special solvent-reactive inks and top-of-the-line printers.

The result is a carefully crafted, high-quality, colorful print that will last for generations.

In addition, everyone has canvas print a special coating that protects the print from dust and moisture. This coating also acts as an anti-glare film, reducing light reflection so the work is easy on the eye even in low light - resulting in vibrant and bright fine art reproductions with more intense colours.

Canvas prints can be easily combined with existing furnishings

They're a simple and inexpensive option that has the power to completely transform the look of your walls. You can take your home with you canvas prints decorate in two main ways. Either by framing them as usual or by stretching them on a wooden frame.


The stretched gallery wrapped frames weigh less than traditional frames as they do not require glass or any type of protection to protect them. For this reason, these canvas artworks are easy to hang on the wall and are also easier to handle, for example when cleaning.

This almost frameless presentation creates a window on the scene and blends easily into almost any style of interior design. Because there are no mats or borders on these artworks, the artwork fills the entire substrate, resulting in a unique visual appearance.

You can also decorate your wall with a panoramic artwork printed on multiple canvases. The size and number of these panels should depend on the size of your wall. This modern way of hanging works is an art in itself and perfect for raising the mood in your home. So treat your walls to a great eye-catcher above the sofa or the fireplace mantle.

Nothing is easier to clean and maintain than canvas prints

No matter how well you have taken care of your home, if you don't take care of your print, dust and spiders would eventually settle on it. Then at the latest you should clean your art collection. That means you don't have to worry too much about cleaning a canvas print. Cleaning canvas prints is very easy there. canvas prints covered with some kind of protective layer. This water-resistant coating protects your work from harmful UV rays and, to a certain extent, from dust and other atmospheric particles. This also protects your art from fingerprints.


To clean a canvas art print, it is sufficient to use a damp cloth or an artist's brush to remove the dirt particles. Once cleaned, you can even let the canvas dry in the sunlight. With paper prints this would not be possible as it would wet the paper and fade its color. So you see once again that we advocate canvas prints.

Canvas prints last longer

When you buy something for your home, you want it to last, right? canvas prints are suitable for this purpose.


Two types of canvas are used for printing. The traditional canvas which is based on 100% cotton (similar to original canvas paintings) and a new type which is made from a plastic compound and is similar in durability to the traditional canvases. Both types of canvas are stable and therefore last longer than ordinary prints on paper.

Furthermore, the colors on canvas prints do not fade like they do on paper. Have you ever noticed that normal paper yellows when exposed to nature for a long time? Well, this takes longer with regular canvas prints and doesn't happen at all with plastic-based canvases.

What did we learn?

canvas prints are much more durable than paper based prints. Interestingly, almost all canvas print manufacturers have made the same observation - that Canvas prints have a lifespan of over 100 years to have.

Should you now opt for canvas prints?

After reading this far, you might think that canvas prints are a better choice. That doesn't always have to be true. Your choice should be influenced by many other factors - the type of artwork you want to print, your budget, taste and preferences, the size of the wall and where you want to hang it and finally the interior design of your house.

Some of these reasons should be obvious. Let me explain the others. Suppose you want to print photos on canvas. This is not usually recommended as the textured matte finish of the screen may bother some people in this case. So if you're the person who likes shiny, slick finishes, then you should swing to another print.

On the other hand, if you want your art reproduction to look almost like the real thing, go for a canvas print.


Now let's talk about interior design. As a rule, it is not recommended to combine existing wall art with canvas art. On a wall of framed wall art, adding a stretched canvas would spoil the mood. The same goes if you already have an original piece of art on your wall - they don't go well together. Likewise, stay away from colorful canvases if you have a minimalist style home. Framed black and white artworks are perfect for such homes.

However, if your house has a traditional Indian decor, colorful canvases are a better choice. Of course exceptions are possible - ultimately it depends on your existing setup.

It doesn't end with the interior design - the room size is also an influencing factor. For example, if your home has smaller rooms, screens are usually not recommended since small rooms have limited wall size and shorter viewing distances. In order for a screen to unfold its spectacular presence, both a large wall and sufficient viewing distance are necessary. If your home doesn't have this, consider framed prints.

And last but not least: your budget. Canvas prints are typically 5-15 times more expensive to produce than regular paper prints. So if you are looking for an affordable solution to decorate your wall, you should turn to paper prints. But if you want to dress up your space with something unique, gorgeous, and durable, consider canvas prints.


Now it's up to you...

Are you convinced that canvas prints offer better value for money? What other factors do you think make canvas prints stand out from the rest? Do you prefer canvas prints now?

Do let us know your thoughts in the comments!


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