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Why Is Canvas So Popular for Fine Art Reproductions?

Why Is Canvas So Popular for Fine Art Reproductions?

This blog post explores the numerous advantages of reproducing your artwork on Canvas!

While both prints and reproductions are copies of an original artwork, they're created differently.

Prints are unique and original copies of artworks created manually by the artist using techniques such as etching, relief, stenciling, lithography, or engraving. Reproductions, on the other hand, are mass-produced and made using modern printing methods.

Fine art reproductions became popular in the early 19th century when mechanical innovations enabled the mass production of famous artworks using sophisticated printers. This was the first time regular people could purchase and enjoy high-quality reproductions of their favorite paintings.

In the 20th century, sophisticated computer-based printing processes such as Giclee enabled the mass production of fine art with a quality standard barely different from the original. Their high-quality causes Giclee reproductions to be marketed as prints. Nonetheless, technically, they are beautiful reproductions.

Why are Giclee Canvas Prints so popular?

Giclee reproductions can be printed on many different mediums, both paper and Canvas, but Canvas is increasingly becoming one of the most popular. Many artists now prefer Canvas because it offers numerous benefits compared to paper mediums, especially regarding price, quality, and aesthetics.

Why Is Canvas So Popular for Fine Art Reproductions?

What are the aesthetic advantages of Canvas Fine Art Prints?

Giclee printing on Canvas applies high-quality pigment inks to the Canvas' substrates, creating a textured and painterly effect. This technique enhances the richness and depth of the artwork, offering a more authentic representation of the original painting. Giclee prints on Canvas also look more tactile, which many artists believe enhances the art's viewing experience.

Giclee printing on Canvas also offers attractive museum-quality finishes. At The Stackhouse Printery, we offer a Matte finish that decreases glare or sheen in brightly lit displays or a Satin finish, which most accurately protects the artwork's vibrant, true-to-life colors.

Why do fine art prints reproductions printed on Canvas last longer than most other mediums?

Another key factor for choosing Canvas Prints is their longevity. Canvas is sturdy and robust. It stands up against scratches and scuffs and, therefore, can better withstand the wear and tear that comes with the tests of time.

Why Is Canvas So Popular for Fine Art Reproductions?

Canvas also maintains a print color vibrancy for much longer than paper does. The Stackhouse Canvas Prints are finished with a protective coating that further enhances its durability while providing UV protection so the image will not deteriorate due to sunlight and other environmental factors.

This natural durability is why countless canvas paintings in art galleries and museums have held up beautifully for centuries.

Is printing on Canvas more economical than other Fine Art printing options?

Due to their durability, Canvas paintings need not be protected with matting or framed under glass. For this reason, hanging and exhibiting Canvas Prints is relatively straightforward. All that is required to hang a Gallery-Wrapped Canvas Print is a bracket, a wall hook, and a steady hand!

Why Is Canvas So Popular for Fine Art Reproductions?

While Canvas is typically more expensive than paper, it often remains the more economical choice because it doesn't cost extra for framing and mounting.

Can I print family photos on Canvas?

Canvas is also very adaptable for family photo prints, enabling you to transform your precious memories or favorite photos into long-lasting pieces of artwork. Canvas prints can be easily customized to suit many different size requirements.

The Stackhouse Printery difference!

At The Stackhouse Printery, we print on a heavyweight cotton-poly blend acid-free, lignin-free Canvas with a bright white point, exceptionally high Dmax, and a wide color gamut to produce the best-quality Canvas Prints possible.

We offer Loose Canvas Prints that are easy to ship or self-frame, as well as Gallery Wrapped Canvas Prints mounted on ready-to-hang stretcher bars with mirrored or solid-colored edges.

We also offer a wide range of sizes to suit your needs, making our Canvas Prints a versatile decor solution for exhibitions, art sales, personal home or office decor, and gifts.

Learn More > Everything You Need to Know About Giclee Printing