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"Art Prints vs Canvas Prints: A Comprehensive Guide"


Hey there art lovers! Are you trying work out whether an art print or a canvas print is the best choice for you? Well, keep reading because we are going to break down the pros and cons of each.

Art prints are reproductions of original or digital artwork, typically created using an inkjet printer to create a “Giclee” print. Just a fancy word for prints printed using the process of “‘squirting’ ink on paper rather than via laser printing. These prints are often made on high-quality paper, such as archival paper, and are perfect for framing. They're a great option for those looking to add a touch of colour to their home without breaking the bank.

Canvas prints, on the other hand, are reproductions of original or digital artwork that are printed directly onto canvas. They're often stretched onto a wooden frame, giving them a more 'painting-like' appearance. Canvas prints are a great option for those looking for a ready to hang option as they don’t require framing. However some people enjoy the look of a fancy pants float frame around a canvas to give it a more 'finished' look.

So, which one is right for you? It really depends on your personal taste and what you're looking for in terms of presentation. In the end, it's all about personal preference. So, don't be afraid to experiment and try out both art prints and canvas prints to find the perfect fit for you!

Still not sure which is the right style for you? See below for a quick Pros and Cons list of both art prints and canvas prints.

Art prints: Pros:

  • Typically less expensive than canvas prints
  • Wide range of sizes available
  • Lightweight and easy to hang
  • Can be easily replaced or swapped out


  • Less durable than canvas prints
  • May not have the same visual depth and texture as a canvas print
  • Can be prone to fading or discoloration over time

Canvas prints: Pros:

  • More durable and long-lasting than art prints
  • Can have a more textured and visually interesting appearance
  • Often considered more "high-end" or "artsy" especially with an added float frame
  • Can be more affordable for larger sizes, depending on frame choice for art prints


  • Can be heavy and difficult to hang
  • May not be as versatile in terms of size and style options
  • Can be difficult to replace or swap out once

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