What's the difference between a fine art print, a print on canvas, and a canvas wrap?

Different materials have different benefits depending on what your needs are. 

To start with what they all have in common, all of my prints are all archival quality. That means that your prints won't fade! 

Now let's talk about the differences between each type.

Fine art print on paper by Elizabeth Alice Studio, What's the difference between   a fine art print,   a print on canvas,   and a canvas wrap?

Fine Art Print

I use this phrase for prints on paper. The paper that I use is crisp white and fairly thick. Most prints are standard sizes that you can pop right in a photo frame, so this option is very easy to frame. Colors are vibrant.

Prints ship rolled in a tube, so you might have to flatten your print under some books when it arrives. 

Benefits: 

  • Bright colors
  • Easy to frame

Elizabeth Alice Studio What's the difference between   a fine art print,   a print on canvas,   and a canvas wrap?

Fine Art Print on Canvas

The canvas material has the benefit of looking very much like an original painting because of the added texture.

I do think that the texture makes the feel of the art more soft and muted, and a little less vibrant than the same print on paper. 

This option also ships rolled in a tube, but you won't have to wait for it to flatten out when you get it. It can also be framed in a photo frame, or it can be framed without glass if you want it to look more like an original painting. 

The canvas material is also very resilient because the flexibility of the canvas prevents it from getting bent or nicked. 

Benefits: 

  • Soft colors
  • Various framing options
  • Sturdy

Canvas wrap by Elizabeth Alice Studio, What's the difference between   a fine art print,   a print on canvas,   and a canvas wrap?Gold float frame with canvas wrap fine art print Elizabeth Alice Studio

Canvas Wrap

This type of print arrives ready to hang. Not only are the edges of the wrap finished (the description of the print will say if the image continues around the edge of the wrap, or if the edges are white), but even the back is finished and arrives with a hanging bracket already attached. 

Like fine art prints on canvas, the colors of canvas wraps tend to look a little more muted because of the texture of the canvas. 

You also have the option to frame a canvas wrap! Choose an "open" frame meant for a stretched canvas, or a float frame for the 1.5" depth, like a gold float frame

Benefits: 

  • Ready to hang
  • Many framing options
  • Soft colors

 

I usually choose which option to make available based on the colors of the artwork, and because of the available sizes from my printer. 

No matter which option you choose, you'll be getting a high-quality print that will last a lifetime. 

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